American director Douglas McGinness' work includes music videos, short films, documentaries, and commercials. Douglas' passion is high concept storytelling – regardless of the medium, his work strives to be deeply rooted in the adage "Concept is King". Concept has been King for Douglas even from the beginning - his first music video, a story-driven piece about an awkward man trying to seduce his crush with home-learned dance moves, won Duran Duran’s international Genero.TV competition despite having been shot on personal cameras with student actors, and became the official music video of their single, “Safe: In the Heat of the Moment” launching Douglas’ career.
Douglas is lucky enough to have had his work endorsed by GLAAD, The Advocate, IndieWire, UpWorthy, and screened at film festivals all around the world including Cannes.
Awards and Honors:
Kidseye Grand Prize - RIIFF, The Epic of Hershey
Grand Prize - Genero.TV Duran Duran Competition, Safe: In the Heat of the Moment
Best Comedy - Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival, Catcalling Virgin
Best in Category - Tallgrass Film Festival, The Epic of Hershey
Finalist - Genero.TV Edward Sharpe Competition, Man on Fire
Finalist - Genero.TV Miller 64 Competition, New Beers Resolution