Douglas Busby


Douglas Busby’s experience in film and television has spanned more than two decades. He has over 80 film & television productions to his credit, having worked as a Director, Producer, Assistant Director, Camera Operator, Camera Assistant, and Actor, for such companies as Universal Pictures, Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, and Sony Entertainment. In addition he has been a camera operator & camera assistant on more than 50 music videos and commercials.

Busby studied at Vancouver Film School, New York University and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre where he learned film directing, screenwriting and acting. He is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild, The Screen Actors Guild, International Documentary Association and the Society of Operating Cameramen.

He produced an episode for the Peabody & Emmy award-winning series Vanguard, entitled Under the Knife Abroad. He directed and produced the award-winning documentary, The Road to Nkunda, on Laurent Nkunda, The rebel General in Northeast Congo. He co-produced and was director of photography on the award- winning documentary 9000 Needles. He has directed two Documentaries on the Northern Irish peace process. He directed & produced the concert DVD Chris Robinson, Live at the El Rey, shot by Academy Award winning Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC. He has done several human rights projects with Jack Healey (of Amnesty International) for Aung Sun Suu Kyi in Burma, Leonard Peltier and the former president of Taiwan, Chen Shui-bian. He has filmed for the UN, The Millennium Challenge Corporation and numerous other government agencies. He has conducted over 700 interviews with Nobel Laureates, Politicians, Academics, Political Rebels, Rock Stars, Celebrities and persons-of-interest in the non-profit sector. He has filmed in 32 countries.

His work in Africa includes: 12 trips to the dark continent into Uganda, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Madagascar, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Ghana. He directed a promotional film for Children of the Nations who care for orphans in Lilongwe, Malawi Africa and a documentary short on internally displaced people in Northern Uganda, which he shot in Lira, Uganda. In Ghana he documented a humanitarian mission covering the southern part of the country. He recently directed and produced a promotional film for Geoscientists Without Borders in Brazil, Greece, Cyprus, South Africa and Jamaica.

The bands/musicians he has filmed with include: Chris Robinson, Paul Rodgers, Damien Rice, Glen Hansard, John Legend, Hans Zimmer, Joe Purdy, The Last Internationale, Lissie, Young Dubliners, Brian Wright, Truth & Salvage CO, POD, Velvet Revolver, Lucinda Williams, Brother SAL, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, and Robbie Robertson. He is the creator of the docu-series on the songwriting process, Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG). He recently filmed two legs of the Joe Purdy US tour.