Based in Los Angeles and raised in New York City, Doug is an independent filmmaker who has a passion for telling stories about individuals and communities overlooked and underrepresented.
Doug's collaboration with the Helen Keller National Center on Feeling Through marks the first time ever a DeafBlind actor has been featured in a film.
His short film Jada played in over 2 dozen festivals around the world before becoming a viral sensation with nearly 19 million views on YouTube, garnering thousands of comments and emails from viewers around the world deeply moved and inspired by it.
Doug produced the feature film Life Hack which racked up 16 awards on the festival circuit (including Best Independent Feature at the Cleveland International Film Festival), and he directed a segment for the feature film Prism.
He studied film at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and FAMU in Prague.