Douglas Sloan (filmmaker)

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Douglas J. Sloan is a filmmaker, known for his documentaries on the lives and work of renowned artists and photographers,[1] such as photographers William Klein, Annie Leibovitz, Elliott Erwitt, William Eggleston, Helmut Newton, Diane Arbus and John G. Morris.

Career and work[edit]

Over the course of a thirteen year partnership with the International Center of Photography Museum in New York Sloan created over one hundred film profiles on photographers, artists, and writers for their annual Infinity Awards program. Highlights include: Helmut Newton, Arnold Newman, William Eggleston, Diane Arbus, Thomas Ruff, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Don McCullin and James Nachtway,

Sloan's Elliott Erwitt: I Bark at Dogs won the 'Short Doc - Audience Award' at the 2011 Austin Film Festival[2] and was awarded 'Best Documentary' at the Aspen Shortsfest in 2012.[3] In 2011, Sloan and Erwitt attended a screening of the film during the DocNYC festival at the IFC Center in Manhattan.[4]

In 2012, Sloan completed a short documentary film titled Saigon '68. The film tells the little-known back story of photographer Eddie Adams's Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of General Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executing a Vietcong prisoner, Nguyễn Văn Lém, on a Saigon street, on February 1, 1968. Saigon '68 features testimony from a number of notable figures, central to the reportage of the Vietnam War, including Hal Buell, Bill Eppridge, James S. Robbins, Richard Pyle, Walter Anderson, Morley Safer, Bob Schieffer, and Peter Arnett.[5]

Sloan is the recipient of 24 CINE Awards for excellence in film.[6]

Sloan has also directed TV commercials and branded campaigns for the web. He has worked extensively with JWT, on projects for Energizer and Macy's, bringing a documentary approach to commercial media.[7] With production company Icontent, Sloan has filmed for Under Armour, Helzberg Diamonds, The Hollywood Reporter and Vaseline Men (a campaign featuring NFL Champion Michael Strahan).[8]

He is developing a drama feature based on the life story of Eddie Adams.[9]



  1. ^ "An Evening With Elliot Erwitt". Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Stone, Sasha. "The Artist Wins Audience award at Austin Film Festival". AwardsDaily. Retrieved Nov 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ Adelman, Kim. "Aspen Shortsfest Turns 20". Indie Wire. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ "An Evening With Elliott Erwitt". DocNYC. Retrieved Nov 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
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  6. ^ "Elliott Erwitt: I Bark at Dogs Directed by Douglas Sloan". Woodstock Film Festival. 
  7. ^ Vagnoni, Anthony. "Producers, Creatives Value the 'Organic' Process of the Genre". SourceECreative. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Naparstek, Halyce. "Brands Seek Out Human Connections in Use of Docu-style Techniques". Source E Creative. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "Woodstock Film Festival Short Docs". Woodstock Film Festival. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Art Illuminates: A Series of Films Commemorate September 11th". Woodstock Film Festival. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "Reel NY Festival. William Klein: Out of Necessity". Thirteen. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 

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