Doug Dearth started his filmmaking career in 1993 as an actor, working with noted directors Stephen Frears, Bruce Beresford, Clint Eastwood, John Badham, Terrence Malick and Harold Ramis. Doug began working behind the camera in 1997, where he applied his passion for music while working with John Cusack’s New Crime Productions on the music selections for “Grosse Pointe Blank”. Doug went on to work as the Music Coordinator on the hit feature “High Fidelity.”
Doug’s producing career started in 1999 as the Associate Producer on “The Jack Bull,” a HBO movie of the week. Doug teamed up again with New Crime Productions to work as both Associate Producer and Music Supervisor on the feature “Grace Is Gone,” and then Co- Producer and Second Unit Director on the feature “War Inc.,” working with greats like John Cusack, Ben Kingsley, Dan Aykroyd and Marissa Tomei.
“Grace is Gone” premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award: Dramatic, and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. It was then picked up for distribution by The Weinstein Company.
In 2009 Doug directed and produced the award winning documentary “9000 Needles,” which was picked up for distribution and released in the fall of 2011. Shortly thereafter, he produced “Under The Knife Abroad,” a one-hour documentary for the critically acclaimed Vanguard Documentary Series on Current TV, and then went on to produce and direct the 2013 documentary “Inspired To Ride.”
Doug recently completed two one-hour TV specials for AMC’s “The Walking Dead” which aired in July 2014 and has joined AMC once again to direct and produce another special for their upcoming TV series “Into The Badlands.” Doug is at the helm of the feature film “Last Day” which will shoot spring 2016 and will also direct the upcoming feature “Three Dog Night,” for which he serves as writer and which is based on Peter Goldsworthy’s award winning novel of the same name.
Between film projects, Doug applies his passion for music, producing music videos for Fallout Entertainment, working with established artists like Train, The Robert Cray Band, Theory of a Deadman, and The Decemberists.
Doug is currently a mentor at the International Academy of Film and Television, where he teaches a course on documentary filmmaking.