THE FILM MAKERS
Doug Pray – Director
Filmmaker Doug Pray has directed a number of highly acclaimed feature-length documentary films about American subcultures and maverick characters.
His best-known and most recent film is “SURFWISE,” which tells the inspiring, humorous and often tumultuous story of legendary surfer Dr. Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz, his wife Juliette, and their nine children. The film premiered at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival and was released in theaters nationwide by Magnolia Pictures. “SURFWISE” won the audience award at New York’s Gen Art Film Festival and still enjoys a “100% Fresh” rating at RottenTomatoes.com.
Doug’s first film was “HYPE!,” a candid look at the emergence and explosion of the Seattle rock music scene, featuring Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and a “ton” of other local rock stars and pranksters. The movie premiered at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, was released theatrically coast-to-coast, and the DVD is available from Lions Gate. “HYPE!” was ranked #14 by Rolling Stone Magazine in its “Top 25 Music DVD’s of All Time.”
Staying in the genre of rocking music docs, Doug’s second feature, “SCRATCH,” also premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. A dynamic exploration of the world of hip-hop DJs and “turntablism,” it features artists such as DJ Shadow, DJ Qbert, and hip-hop legend Afrika Bambaataa. “SCRATCH” was nominated for an IFP Independent Spirit Award in 2002, was released theatrically by Palm Pictures and worldwide by Intermedia Films, and the best-selling DVD is still widely available.
Last summer, Screen Media Films released “BIG RIG,” a broad portrait of America told through the eyes of long-haul truck drivers. This massive road film portrays 25,000 miles of U.S. highways, 45 states, and a fiercely independent group of truck drivers who defend their role as America’s “last cowboys.”
Past films also include: “INFAMY,” an intense journey into the controversial world of illegal graffiti with six of America’s most notorious vandals (Image Entertainment), and “RED DIAPER BABY,” a feature-length performance film of Josh Kornbluth’s hysterical and emotional stage monologue (Sundance Channel).
In between his documentary production, Doug has worked as a commercial director. In 2006, he won an Emmy Award for an HIV-AIDS awareness campaign he shot and directed in El Salvador. He also directed a highly regarded series of short films about London workers for Dr. Martens, and a national TV campaign for gay rights in the workplace for the Gill Foundation, which won a Clio and Lion awards at the Cannes Advertising Festival. He has directed ads and short films for ESPN, Ford, Kodak, Adidas, Nike, Sprite, PBS and Kaiser Permanente, among others.
After majoring in Sociology at the Colorado College, Doug received an MFA from UCLA’s Graduate School of Film and Television. He has served on the documentary juries of the Sundance, Silverdocs, AFI Fest, AFI Dallas, and SXSW Film Festivals, and is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. He was born in Denver, Colorado, grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, and lives in Los Angeles.
Peter Nelson – Director of Photography
Peter Nelson has photographed a wide variety of feature films, commercials and documentaries in a multitude of film and video formats. His signature naturalistic style has taken him around the world to capture life as it happens for fiction and non-fiction films. Feature credits include SICKO, A TALE OF TWO PIZZAS, PIPE DREAM, SUITS and the cult New York romance ED'S NEXT MOVE which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He has done domestic and international documentary work for PBS, HBO, BBC (often with their flagship arts program Arena), and Granada Television. Recent commercial work includes campaigns for PBS, American Family Insurance, Stop and Shop, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs. Other commercial credits include spots for Lifetime, Coca-Cola, Champion, and Calvin Klein. Peter received a BFA in Film and Television from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Philip Owens – Editor
Philip has worked on documentaries and commercials with directors Doug Pray, Alejandro González Iñárritu (AMORES PERROS, BABEL), Steve James (HOOP DREAMS), Guy Ritchie (LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS, SNATCH), Tony Kaye (AMERICAN HISTORY X), Rob Devor (ZOO), and Ondi Timoner (DIG!, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC), among others.
Iñárritu and Brad Pitt came to Owens to create a series of quirky Japanese jeans commercials. For Quiksilver he designed the video signage for their Times Square, NYC store. And President-Elect Barack Obama’s team picked him to cut the candidate’s half-hour network broadcast in November 2008. With a deep production background, he’s cut on on the beach with Guy Ritchie, on stage with choreographer Vincent Paterson in Toronto, and supervised visual effects at 15,000 feet on Mont Blanc.
He began his film-making career in Ireland in 1986 as the first digital artist in the country. In 1992 he was a key member of the design team on U2’s revolutionary “Zoo TV” tour. Over time, a desire to get closer to the narrative drew him away from the world of visual effects and by the mid-nineties he was exclusively focussed on editing.
Philip has at various times been a director, visual effects supervisor, CGI and stop-motion animator, satellite imagery analyst, DJ, music journalist and hydrologist. Currently, he is editing a feature documentary on the influential life of filmmaker Roger Corman."
Jimmy Greenway and Michael Nadeau – Producers
Jimmy Greenway and Michael Nadeau are the Co-Founders of ART&INDUSTRY, the Los Angeles-based entertainment company. Together they have collaborated on an array of Entertainment and Marketing-projects with such partners as U2, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, HONDA, VIRGIN, THE COCA-COLA COMPANY, FOX, SONY, UNIVERSAL, THE ONE CLUB, CAPITOL/EMI MUSIC, and DREAMWORKS SKG.
Jimmy & Michael produced the award-winning BMW Film Who Killed The Idea?, starring Harvey Keitel & Debi Mazar which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The BMW Film series is regarded as the first landmark success in the developing field of Branded Entertainment.
Along with Art & Copy, ART&INDUSTRY has also completed another film in 2009. Michael and Jimmy produced Freedom To Choose, a feature documentary, which Michael also co-directed. It follows the story of a transformational workshop at Valley State Prison for Women in California, one of the largest maximum-security women’s prisons in the world. Freedom To Choose is the recipient of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival’s Emerging Filmmaker Award for Documentary at the American Pavilion.
David Baldwin – Executive Producer
David is the founder of Baldwin&, a creative practice in Durham, NC. Over his career he has worked for some of the best creative agencies in the world like Della Femina, Travisano & Partners, NY; Hal Riney, SF; Cole & Weber, Portland; Deutsch, NY; Leonard/Monahan, Providence, RI; and McKinney, where he served as executive creative director for the previous 10 years.
He has created and overseen some of the most talked about work in advertising over the last few decades on such brands as Audi, Sony, Travelocity, Dr. Martens, IKEA, Virgin Mobile and Polaroid. He is also one of the most award-winning creative directors and copywriters in the business today, having won literally hundreds of awards, including 18 One Show pencils, numerous medals and finalists in Cannes, Communication Arts Annuals, MPA Kelly awards, ANDYs, Clios, and many others. David also served for five years as the Chairman of the Board of the One Club, the organization behind one of advertising's preeminent award shows, The One Show.
As well as advertising, David is a guitarist/songwriter for the band, Pants!
Mary Warlick – Executive Producer
Since assuming leadership of The One Club for Art & Copy in 1989 as Executive Director and through her promotion to Chief Executive Officer in 2006, Warlick has shaped the non-profit into an organization with global reach and influence. She annually produces the One Show, the premier and most respected advertising awards program in the world. Winning a One Show Pencil is considered the zenith of achievement in the industry. During her tenure, Warlick has expanded The One Club’s roster of annual awards programs to include One Show Interactive, One Show Design, and One Show Entertainment. In 2008, One Show Festival Week was expanded to include the One Show College Competition and Students Awards, the Annual Student Exhibition, and One Show Speaker Series.
In addition to producing the awards programs, Warlick has also dedicated herself to championing The One Club’s Creative Hall of Fame, acknowledging and preserving the legacy of advertising in an industry that so often forgets its own heritage and sources.
Most recently, Warlick served as co-curator of the exhibition, “The Real Men and Women of Madison Avenue and Their Impact on American Culture.” The first-of-its kind exhibition focuses on work by members of The One Club’s Creative Hall of Fame, and presents a history of creative advertising through more than 200 advertisements, posters, books, TV commercials, and video and audio interviews. In also paying tribute to current popular culture in the television series “Mad Men,” this educational exhibition of 20th Century America highlights the lives and work of dozens of brilliant copywriters and art directors who helped shape American consumption and culture over the past eighty years.
Ms. Warlick is an alumnus of Columbia University.
Gregory Beauchamp – Executive Producer
Gregory is an awarded designer/art director working in the fields of advertising and art. He began his path as an intern at Ground Zero in Los Angeles and over the course of just a few short years became the Design Director, taking charge and overseeing all of Ground Zero’s design and art direction for clients including ESPN, Sega, Atlantis and E! Entertainment Networks, among many others. In the end, he became one of the most critical and defining forces in the creation and maintenance of Ground Zero’s unique culture.
In 2005, Gregory partnered with Kirk Souder and formed Granite Pass—a project-based creative skunk works working for agencies and brands—where he got the opportunity to think of platforms for Coca-Cola, Sony, Converse, Motorola, and other global brands.
Today, Gregory continues to explore the power of ideas through freelance projects and has recently been invited to publish his art in a book defining the bridge between mass communication, guerilla art, and graffiti.
Kirk Souder – Executive Producer
Kirk Souder is a Partner and the Executive Creative Director of GMMB, an agency that specializes in cause and advocacy work, including having been one of the lead agencies for Obama for America. Before GMMB, Kirk served as President ECD of Hal Riney Advertising in San Francisco, and prior to that he was Founder and Creative Partner of
Ground Zero Advertising in Los Angeles.
Kirk’s experience spans major brands including Coke, Google, Disney, Sega and Virgin, and causes such as the Environmental Defense Fund, the Anti-tobacco Initiative for the State of California, and with the Obama administration on the inaugural Call to Service initiative. In his advertising career, Kirk has won every major creative award in the global arena, including Cannes Gold Lions, and Clios Best of Show. Kirk has also served as a judge on every global advertising award competition, for two years on The Board of Directors of the One Club, and has been invited to speak on the power of creativity from New York, to Amsterdam, to Hong Kong. In 1995, he received the University of Delaware's Presidential Citation Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2001, Kirk received the honor of the Advertising Association’s Creative Leader of the West Award. On the film and content front, in 2009, “Art & Copy”, a film on which Kirk served as an executive producer and co-creator of original concept, was selected as one of only fifteen documentaries in the Sundance 2009 Film Festival. Also in 2009, a branded-content film that Kirk co-directed and co-produced, called “Freedom to Choose”, was awarded Best Documentary at the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival.
Today he resides in Bethesda, Maryland, with his lovely wife Patricia, and his two amazing children, Lotus and McKinley, from whom he continues to learn every day.