John Douglas

CV - Part One



              Date of Birth : 13 JULY 1938


Townline Road / P.O.Box 11 / Charlotte, Vermont / 05445
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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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ( 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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