Douglas Arrowsmith

Douglas Arrowsmith

Douglas Arrowsmith (born 31 August 1968) is a Canadian film director and writer. He has produced award-winning current affairs documentaries and video stories for CBC News Network, as well as feature-length films for BBC Four, The Movie Network and HBO Canada.[citation needed]

Douglas Arrowsmith


Personal background

Arrowsmith received his Ph.D. in Social and Political Thought in 2001 from York University, Canada.[1]

Professional background

In 2008, Arrowsmith was honored with a Gemini Award, for a short documentary that he directed about Montreal singer, Nikki Yanofsky. The award was presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.[2]

In 2009, he produced and directed a feature-length documentary, entitled Memory & Desire: 30 Years in the Wilderness with Stephen Duffy & The Lilac Time, about Stephen (Tin Tin) Duffy, founding member of Duran Duran.[3]

In 2010, he wrote, produced, and directed a feature-length film, entitled Love Shines, about Canadian songwriter, Ron Sexsmith.[4][5][6][7] The film won the 2011 Audience Choice Award at SXSW in the "24 Beats per Second" category, and subsequently an Audience Choice Award at the 2011 Maui Film Festival.

Arrowsmith is also the co-author of the book Witness to a City: David Miller's Toronto, which presents stories of Toronto citizens who act for the greater public good, following personal loss and hardship. The book was co-authored with former Toronto mayor, David Miller.

Published works

  • Arrowsmith, Douglas; and Miller, David. Witness to a City: David Miller's Toronto, Cormorant Books Inc., 2010. ISBN 978-1897151808
  • Arrowsmith, Douglas. Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, "Melancholy in the Field of Self-Mastery: Memory, Desire and Lost Objects", 17, pp. 143–149.
  • Arrowsmith, Douglas; David Levinson, ed. The Encyclopedia of Human Emotions, "Literature", New York: McMillan Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0028647661


External links

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