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Dword_avatar Doug Block


Doug Block: Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Writer
Letting go is hard to do.


Public Bio

I'm a documentary filmmaker (shocking, I know) living in New York City. I'm told I look like Steven Spielberg but I prefer Buster Keaton.

My doc credits as director include: The Children Next Door (short), The Kids Grow Up, 51 Birch Street, Home Page and The Heck With Hollywood! My doc producing credits include: Silverlake Life, Jupiter's Wife, Paternal Instinct, A Walk Into The Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory, The Edge of Dreaming and Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles. Together they've played every imaginable festival, screened in theaters and been broadcast worldwide, and won a bunch of awards and accolades. Catch them now on computer screens and mobile phones everywhere!

My latest film is 112 Weddings, which will be making its festival debut in Spring 2014, before being released in theaters by Dogwoof. It will have its broadcast premiere in the U.S. on HBO on June 30, 2014.

I began a hard to pronounce blog in February, 2005 called Around the Block: Doug Block's Doc Blog where I post with amazing inconsistency.

To support my documentary habit I make verite-style wedding videos . I also consult with other filmmakers on their documentaries.

In my spare time, I diddle around as co-host of The D-Word Community (which I founded in 1999). In my sparer time, I'm husband of Marjorie, father of Lucy (23) and human slave to Feathers, a very needy cockateil.