Douglas Arrowsmith is a Canadian film director and writer. He has produced award-winning documentaries for CBC Television, music videos, and feature-length films for BBC Four, The Movie Network and HBO Canada.
In 2008, Arrowsmith was honored with a Gemini Award, for a short documentary that he directed about Montreal singer, Nikki Yanofsky. The award was presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
In 2009, he produced and directed a feature-length documentary, entitled Memory & Desire: 30 Years in the Wilderness with Stephen Duffy & The Lilac Time, about Stephen (Tin Tin) Duffy, founding member of Duran Duran.
In 2010, he wrote, produced, and directed a feature-length film, entitled Love Shines, about Canadian songwriter, Ron Sexsmith. Love Shines won the 2011 Audience Choice Award at SXSW in the "24 Beats per Second" category, and an Audience Choice Award at the 2011 Maui Film Festival.
Arrowsmith is also the co-author of the book Witness to a City: David Miller's Toronto, which presents stories of Toronto citizens who act for the greater public good, following personal loss and hardship. The book was co-authored with former Toronto mayor, David Miller. The book was nominated for the Heritage Toronto Award in 2011.
- Arrowsmith, Douglas; and Miller, David. "Witness To A City: David Miller's Toronto", Cormorant Books, 2010. ISBN 978-1-897151-80-8
- Arrowsmith, Douglas. Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, "Melancholy in the Field of Self-Mastery: Memory, Desire and Lost Objects", 17, pp. 143–149.
- Arrowsmith, Douglas; David Levinson, ed. The Encyclopedia of Human Emotions, "Literature", New York: McMillan Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-02-864766-1
- "Program: Social and Political Thought" (PDF). York University.
- "23rd Annual Gemini Awards Celebrates Lifestyle, Children’s and Youth Winners" (PDF). Gemini Awards. 2008-10-21.
- "Available Light Film Festival 2011". Yukon Film Society. 2011.
- "Discovering Sexsmith, Escobar, Zanzibar and Uzbek art at VIFF". Maclean's. October 12, 2010.
- "True crime, true wealth, true melancholy". The Globe and Mail. May 14, 2011.
- "Ron Sexsmith: Love Shines". BBC Four. March 2011.
- "SXSW announces aud kudos". Variety. March 3, 2011.