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ANDREW DOUGLAS (Director) is a photographer and filmmaker. He began his career in 1975, after a degree in fine art, working as a photographic assistant to Snowdon. For the next ten years he worked as a professional photographer in the music and publishing industry until 1985, when he went into partnership with his brother Stuart, working as The Douglas Brothers. Their very individual style of photography was highly influential and for the next five years they worked solidly for the magazine press, publishing, music and advertising industries on both sides of the Atlantic. They were regularly commissioned by magazines such as Esquire, The Face, the New York Times Magazine, the Independent on Sunday Review, Sight and Sound and Premiere. Their advertising commissions included campaigns for Adidas, Lee Jeans, BUPA, London Transport, EMI, Jonathan Cape and Faber & Faber. Their work was also exhibited in leading galleries in New York and London.

In 1991 the Douglas Brothers moved into directing music video and then television commercials, working for a variety of clients including Pepe Jeans, Hyundai, Payne Weber, Heineken, Glenfiddich and the Scottish Tourist Board. During this period they were also responsible for directing and shooting over 20 commercials for Adidas, including the 1996 Olympics campaign, which included filming athletes such as Donovan Bailey, Felix Savon, Haile Gebreselassie, Steffi Graff, Naseem Hamed, Emile Zatopek and Muhammad Ali.

Since 1997, Andrew began directing on his own and started on an unbroken run of major commissions for clients including Nike, Citroën, Equitable Life, Cerruti, American West Airlines, Volvo, United Airlines, Merrill Lynch, Chrysler, Sheraton, Minolta, Coca-Cola, Audi, Ford, Lexus, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Verizon and Vittel (featuring David Bowie). He is now one of the top commercials directors in the world and was nominated as best commercial director 2004 by the Directors Guild of America. His success is attributable to his distinctive style which manages to be both timeless and entirely contemporary.

More recently Andrew has sought to combine his visual sensibilities with his story-telling instincts and has been developing a number of documentary and feature film projects. Completed is ‘Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus' an idiosyncratic documentary commissioned by BBC TV's Arena which will be released theatrically in the US and Canada in July this year. This film recently won him the prestigious Royal Television Society's 2004 award for Best Cinematography for non-fiction films.

Projects currently in development include Underground from the award winning novel by Tobias Hill; A World of Me – the story of an Italian bank robber whose greatest triumph –the biggest robbery in UK history- is his greatest disaster; The People Next Door, adapted from the stage play by Henry Adam - a black comedy about what happens when someone else's global problem becomes your local one and Becoming Ho - a revisionist view of the Vietnam War.

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