In Development

Dwelling

Narrative Feature Film

2009 Quarter Finalist – Annual Fade In Screenplay Awards

HOME IS WHERE THE HATE IS

DWELLING is a thriller, inspired by true events, set in a Lower East Side apartment building where a vicious landlord plots to murder his rent-stabilized tenants. The modern-day tenement serves as a pressure cooker where culture, class and capitalism collide, forcing the interconnected tenants to fight for their futures and in some cases, their lives. DWELLING compels us to answer questions about many fading first-world realities that we’ve long taken for granted: community, success, stability.

STARRING:

Alan Cumming (X-Men 2, The Anniversary Party) as DORIAN
Danai Gurira (The Visitor, 3 Backyards) as STELLA

WRITER/DIRECTOR: Doug Karr
PRODUCERS: Edward Boyce, Jamie Proctor, Katie Mustard
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Alan Cumming

PRODUCTION TO COMMENCE: Spring 2011

For more info visit Dwelling’s Official Website

Concept / Production / Direction


The Playground

10 part dramatic series
In Development

When it comes to meeting women, life has rarely been as good for men as it is in New York City right now. Call it a side effect from women’s rights, the aftermath of Sex in the City or the weird merging of American Apparel advertising and mypace exhibitionism, but the girls play like the boys and the boys just keep playing. How do you find love when you’re a kid in a sexual candy shop. As our boys navigate the LES and Williamsburg, forgetting to commit or grow up, are their lives stunted or enviable?

Concept / Production / Direction / Cinematography / Design / Editorial


Circus in a Suitcase

13 part documentary series
In Development

The Incandescence troupe of international circus acrobats embarks on a rollicking adventure through the Far East. Sixteen gifted young performers pack up their show for an epic three month journey: ocean freighting their trapezes, costumes, sets, oversized puppets, fire machines, stilts and 600 seat big top tent. Their rolling convoy will  overland thousands of kilometers, performing for audiences from Kuala Lumpur to Cambodia. This series will uncover the inner workings of a modern-day circus.

Concept / Production / Direction / Cinematography / Design / Editorial


My Thermonuclear Family

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Narrative Feature Film

2007 Grand Prize Winner – Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards
2007 Quarter-Finalist – American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest
2006 Quarter-Finalist – Fade In Magazine Awards Screenplay Competition

A life sentence in eight hour shifts.

It’s Samantha’s senior year of high school. Her father is a traumatized max-security prison guard, her fed-up mother just ran off with a community college student, and her fifteen-year-old brother is an unabashed womanizer. Even so, Samantha was kinda hoping someone would notice when she started shooting-up hillbilly heroin.

Concept / Production / Direction