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Listen in as Doug tells us how seeing the film Lawrence of Arabia, at 9 years old, changed his life. You’ll want to hear about his new project Art Machine, why the energy on a film set can feel like it’s quickly turned to Molasses, how not to trip over your own preparation, and why it’s sometime better to burn crosses without a permit.

Doug Karr has been creating original independent films since 1997. Karr’s credits include narrative shorts Tiny DancerAnniversary PresentThe Straitjacket Lottery and the award winning documentaries LSD25The June Bug Symphony, Lifecycles: a story of AIDS in Malawi, and The Face of AIDS.

The writer of 11 feature length screenplays, his script My Thermonuclear Family won the Grand Prize at the 2007 Filmmakers International Screenplay Competition. A feature film version of Tiny Dancer just received development financing from Canadian studio Movie Central/Chorus with Karr attached to pen the screenplay. His films have been seen by audiences around the world and on numerous television channels. Karr’s short Ten For Grandpa premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and has gone on to screen at over 50 international film festivals, winning multiple awards.

Karr’s latest film, Art Machine, stars Joseph Cross (MilkFlags of Our Fathers, Running with Scissors), Jessica Szohr (Gossip GirlPiranha 3D) and Joey Lauren Adams (Chasing AmyBig Daddy).

Karr is director of Pie Face Pictures in NYC, with recent commercial clients that include Aéropostale, Chicos, The Rockefeller Foundation and Juicy Couture. Karr is represented by Epicenter Management.

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