John Douglas

CV - Part One





JOHN B. DOUGLAS

             

              Date of Birth : 13 JULY 1938

then:

Townline Road / P.O.Box 11 / Charlotte, Vermont / 05445
Telephone: 802-425-3244 / E-mail: jdouglas@together.net


now:

177 S Prospect St

Burllington VT   05401

Telephone:  802-5401768  / E-mail: jdouglas@burllingtontelecom.net

Education:

Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts 53-57
Harvard University (Fine Arts/Architecture) '57-58
(Graduate School of Design) '58
Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston '59
Boston University - School of Fine and Applied Arts '60
USArmy-(MOS.642.10) truck driver, craftshop instructor '61-63

1960

The Gallery, Cambridge, MA - one man show / painting and sculpture George Mattson Academy, Boston - Group show / Paintings

1964

Coastwisw Pottery (production and sales)
Machine & Marine Co. - welder
East-West Institute - study and teaching

1965

Cover design / art for dedication of Carpenter Art Center, Harvard Unversity


SKYHOOK (filmed) training film {USMC Seal Team/Rescue} for Fulton Co., and OmniVision Inc. (research/experimental work - CIA) Danbury, CN

1966

Art Department, Windham College, Vermont. Design Instructor
Development of Sound Screen w/ Record Plant, NYC
Flaherty Film Seminar - staff




STRIKE CITY (30 min. B&W- filmed, edited, co-directed - 1967) families near Greenville, Mississippi, that went on strike and were evicted from the plantation on which they had worked, built their own homes, and carried demands for food and housing for themselves and others to the White House lawn.
Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival

 

BDRG: Boston Draft Resistance Group (20min. filmed - NEWSREEL - 1968) detailing the organizing efforts and actions against the draft and Vietnam War

 

DIE-CAST GRILLS (15min. filmed, edited, directed - 1968) montage of triple exposed news / daily life following the King / Kennedy asassinations

 

SUMMER '68 (1hr. filmed, edited, co-directed - NEWSREEL - 1968) a film examining the organizing around the country leading up to and including the Democratic Convention in Chicago


PEOPLES' WAR (50min. filmed, edited, with Robert Kramer and Norman Fruchter - NEWSREEL -1969) filmed in North Vietnam (from Hanoi to the DMZ) presenting the levels of organization and struggle for independence and freedom that led them to victory. Awards:
First Prize, American Film Festival
Golden Bear Award, Moscow International Film Festival

 

CECIL (30min. filmed, edited, co-directed - 1970) an old Vermonter who works at the garbage dump, plays Santa Claus for a small rural town and celebrates Xmas with wife, 11 children, and 41 grand-children

 

FREE FARM (15min. filmed, edited, co-directed - 1970) story of young people planting huge garden (food for the people) on college property and holding out against the administration and the State Police

 

TO OUR COMMON VICTORY (30min. edited, co-directed - 1971) a film detailing US policies against Vietnam. Interview with Madam Binh explaining proposed Peace Treaty. Called for May Day Demonstrations in Washington DC to end the war.

 

KASKAWALSH (30min. filmed, edited, directed - 1972) a single-frame journey from Glacier National Park, Montana, all the way to 21 days into the St.Elias Range,Yukon

 

MILESTONES (3and a half hour feature film. acted, filmed, edited, co-directed with Robert Kramer - finished in 1975) Activists of the '60's finding themselves in the '70's
NYTimes: "...must see..."
Cannes Film Festival - Critics Choice Award
New York Film Festival
London Film Festival
Internation Film Festival (Portugal) First Prize

 

THE VERDICT (1hr. Video / filmed, edited, co-directed - 1976) adaptation of Barbara Reilly's play about Dhoruba Moore's trial

 

HUNTER COLLEGE NOW (15min. filmed -1977) Young&Rubicam

 

PORTRAIT of a PUERTO RICAN ARTIST: JORGE SOTO (20min.filmed -1977) also researching / writing for feature film of lives of a group of New Yorkers, their different ethnic and class realities

 

CRIC, CRAC (filmed 1978) documentary about Haitian refugees. What they came from and what they found. International Festivals

 

BARRIO LOGAN POR VIDA (filmed - 1979) documentary about the cultural and political identy of the Chicano community in San Diego ten years after the take-over of a California Highway Patrol Station for a park and murals

 

RAPE OF REALITY (1hr. filmed - 1979) examined the distrortion and use of violence by the media in the US. Produced by Cobra Films, Sweden

 

STAND UP GRENADA (1hr. filmed, edited, co-directed - 1979) work print of longer film, detailing the gains of the Revolution and the serious attempts of the US to destabalize the Peoples Revolutionary Government. CIA et al

Latin American International Film Festival, Havana, Cuba

 

DISARMAMENT: The Question of Conversion (filmed - 1980) produced for the United Nations by Swedish TV

 

GRENADA: NOBODY'S BACKYARD (filmed -1980) Covert Action Bulletin Production

 

I'M NOT REALLY A WAITRESS (15min. filmed, edited - 1980) a theatrical piece about the contradictions faced by women who really want to work in the theater, but are still forced to support themselves by waiting on tables

Womens International Film Festival


BIRDS and BUFFALOES (20min. filmed, animated, edited, directed 1981) impressionistic montage of contradictions and life. various festivals

 

LA LOGAN (30min. filmed, edited, co-directed - 1981) the murals and the music, the tradition that historically supports the on-going strivings for equality of the Chicano Community in San Diego, CA
Latin American International Film Festival, Havana, Cuba

 

GRENADA: The Future Coming Towards Us (1hr. filmed, edited, directed - finished 1983) the history that led to the '79 Revo and the possibilities that it held out to the people of Grenada before the blood bath and the US invasion
Latin American International Film Festival, Havana, Cuba
Leipzig International Festival Award
The Public Theater, NYC. six week run

range of sales - Nigerian National Television to NHK, Japan

 

ROUTE ONE (editing - 1988) feature film by Robert Kramer - Films D'Ici, Paris

 

LOVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, NOT THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT (computer animation on video - 1988) Special Jury Award Political Video - NationalJournalists Conference Halls/Walls Gallery, Buffalo,NY

 

QUEBEC/VERMONT Artists- Acid Rain Project (computer animation on video - 1989) work showed in LaMacaza Gallery, Quebec and Coburn Gallery/Metropolitan Gallery here in Burlington, Vermont

 

WHITE NOISE (4min. computer animation - 1990) with Erich Kory: Cello

Special Jury Award / Earth Peace Film Festival, Burlington

 

THOUGHT I SAW
30min. piece - computer animation - 1991 with Erich Kory
performed in 'Le Violoncelle a toutes les cordes' Festival, Montreal, Quebec

 

'THE HEART OF IT'
7min. computer animation with Erich Kory on cello
1st Prize / AT&T's 1992 International Graphics/Animation Competition

 

'REVELATION' (2 min. Produced by P.C.S.I. and Alan Waxenberg, computer-John Douglas, cello-Erich Kory - 1992) distribution by DIVA Corporation on Interactive-CD Video Disk

 

UNDERNEATH...a nostalgia for paint... (5min. computer animation with Erich Kory on cello) shown at the Walker Art Center as part of ISEA'93.
ISEA'93 annual show reel


OUR BONES (10min.computer animation - 1994) various screenings, festivals

 

DEMOREEL (10 min. -computer animation- 1995) recent work in Softimage

 

[Note: Awards: Bessie Award, 2000, for Outstanding Creative Vision )
 
DA SPEECH (8 min., computer animation, 2003)

 

[Note: Awards: James Goldstone Vermont Filmmakers Award]

 

 

 

 

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