Douglas Sloan is a documentary filmmaker and commercial director who has received numerous prestigious awards for his independent short films and commercial work.
He is currently a Sundance Institute grantee for the development of a feature film based on his short film SAIGON ’68 which garnered three Best Documentary festival awards and the 2014 CINE Special Jury award.
Five other short films released within the past seven years including works on Cindy Sherman, Annie Leibovitz and Elliott Erwitt received multiple Best Doc and festival Audience Awards. His film William Klein: Out of Necessity was broadcast on PBS in 2010.
On the commercial front Sloan has received over 100 various production awards including 24 CINE awards for excellence in film direction.
He has interviewed and directed numerous works with artists, musicians and celebrity talent: Halle Berry, Gabriel Byrne, Sean Combs, Elvis Costello, Clint Eastwood, Elliott Erwitt, Morgan Freeman, Tom Ford, Debbie Harry, Bill T. Jones, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Nicole Kidman, William Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Longo, Wynton Marsalis, Helmut Newton, Gordon Parks, Isabella Rossellini, Todd Rundgren, Cindy Sherman, Sharon Stone, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Hilary Swank, Justin Timberlake, John Travolta, Mark Wahlberg, Oprah Winfrey.....
Douglas lives in Manhattan, NYC with his wife Diane and two children Maxwell and Mica.
CINDY SHERMAN: “Untitled Film Stills” - 2014 a short documentary on artist Cindy Sherman focused specifically on her Untitled Film Stills series. the film is comprised of multiple interviews with the artist, 16mm Bolex filming of the NYC locations used for the original photographs, archival and stock film footage and the re-photography of the 21 Untitled Film Stills.
EDDIE ADAMS: "SAIGON '68" - 2012 a short documentary. The story underlying the most influential and electrifying photograph to come out of the Vietnam War - and how the picture transformed the lives of Eddie Adams, who captured the moment on film, and Nguyen Ngoc Loan, the man who pulled the trigger. The film reveals the little known, and very surprising, back-story and follows the complicated, conflicted lives lead by Adams and Loan both before and after the photo transformed world opinion. The film also launches a broader inquiry into our perception and understanding of the visual image. Is there something about that photo - about many such images - we should know other than what we see?
With: Danny Burstein
Featuring: Walter Anderson, Peter Arnett, Hal Buell, Bill Eppridge, James S. Robbins, Morley Safer, Bob Schieffer. Directed by Douglas Sloan, Produced by Icontent Films, NY.
World Premiered - DOC NYC November 14.
ELLIOTT ERWITT: "I Bark at Dogs" - 2011 a short documentary featuring Mr. Erwitt and his alter-ego character Andre S. Solidor.
Directed by Douglas Sloan, Produced by Icontent Films, NY.
An Official Selection at over fifteen int'l festivals.
Audience Award - Best Short Doc - Austin FF
Best Documentary - NYC Shorts Festival
Best Documentary - Aspen Shortfest.
John G. Morris: “Eleven Frames” - 2010 a short documentary featuring 96 year old John Morris, Bobbi and Russell Burrows, Robert Pledge and Marie Brenner portrays the life of one of the most influential photo-editors of our time. Directed by Douglas Sloan. Produced by Icontent, NY. Offical Selection at: Aspen Short Fest, Cinemonde, Woodstock, Rhode Island, Palm Springs Shortfest.
Annie Leibovitz: “So There You Go” - 2009 a short documentary on 40 years of Leibovitz’ phototgraphy. Directed by Douglas Sloan, Produced by Icontent, NY. Official Selection at: Woodstock, Palm Springs Shortfest.
“Troubadours” - 2008 – a film featuring Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, and Roy Nathanson focuses on the importance of the “word” in music today. Directed by Douglas Sloan, Produced by Icontent, NY.
William Klein: “Out of Necessity” - 2007, a short documentary focused on Klein’s photography, art and films. Directed by Douglas Sloan, Produced by Icontent, NY. Broadcast on THIRTEEN NY. Official Selection at: Avignon, Woodstock.
“A Face To A Name” - 2001, a 9-11, film dedicated to the missing persons and the impromptu walls created to help find them. Directed and Produced by Douglas Sloan, original sound score by Todd Rundgren