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Director/Producer

Douglas Sloan

Douglas Sloan (DIRECTOR/PRODUCER) is a documentary filmmaker and commercial director who has received numerous prestigious awards for his independent short films and commercial work.

He is currently a Sundance Institute grantee for the development of the feature documentary focused on the iconic Eddie Adam’s execution photograph from the Vietnam War era. The feature film will be based on his short film SAIGON ’68 which garnered three Best Documentary awards at Academy Awards accredited festivals and the CINE Special Jury Award in 2014. The short film was also the centerpiece of special event screenings at the DOCNYC festival and the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival: Australia.

Sloan created six other short films within the past seven years including works on Cindy Sherman, Annie Leibovitz, Elliott Erwitt, John G. Morris, Mark Rothko and The Jazz Passengers. The Elliott Erwitt film “I Bark At Dogs” received multiple Best Documentary and Best Doc Audience Awards. His film William Klein: Out of Necessity was broadcast on PBS in 2009.

Initially recruited by Cornell Capa, over a fourteen year period Sloan created over 100 short films for ICP’s Infinity Awards on photographers, artists, and writers such as Diane Arbus, William Eggleston, Don McCullin, Helmut Newton…

On the commercial front Sloan is the founder Icontent, a highly recognized creative production company based in New York whose clients are some of most prestigious brands in the world. Sloan and the company have received over 100 various production awards for broadcast and digital work including twenty-six CINE awards for directorial excellence in film.

He has directed, interviewed, and produced numerous works with artists, musicians and celebrity talent: Halle Berry, Gabriel Byrne, Sean Combs, Elvis Costello, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Tom Ford, Debbie Harry, Marc Jacobs, Bill T. Jones, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Nicole Kidman, Karl Lagerfeld, Robert Longo, Mary Ellen Mark, Wynton Marsalis, Gordon Parks, Isabella Rossellini, Todd Rundgren, Sharon Stone, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Hilary Swank, Justin Timberlake, John Travolta, Mark Wahlberg, Oprah Winfrey…..

Douglas lives in NYC with his wife Diane and two children Maxwell and Mica.

Bao Nguyen

Bao Nguyen (PRODUCER) is a Vietnamese American filmmaker based in Saigon whose past work has been seen in the New York Times, on NBC, Vice, ARTE, and PBS, among many others. He has directed, produced, and shot a number of short films, which have played internationally in numerous festivals and museums including MoMA and the Smithsonian. His graduate thesis film, “Julian”, won a CINE Golden Eagle Award, the Best Student Documentary Short at the Palm Springs ShortsFest, Special Jury Prize at DOCNYC, and was nominated for an IDA Award. In his early career, he worked at HBO assisting on projects such as If God Willin’ And Da Creek Don’t Rise, Classical Baby, A Child’s Garden of Poetry, and an Apology to Elephants. He was the Director of Photography in Vietnam for the HBO documentary The Diplomat. In 2012, he was the Co-Producer and Cinematographer of “Where Heaven Meets Hell” won numerous awards including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature Documentary Film and a Special Jury award for Outstanding Cinematography at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and the Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Hawaii International Film Festival. It was selected as the season opener of the PBS’ Global Voices program in 2013. He was the producer and cinematographer of “Nuoc 2030”, a feature narrative set in near future Vietnam that opened the Panorama section of the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival and was a recipient of the Tribeca Film Institute Sloan Filmmaker Award. His feature doc directorial debut, “Live From New York” opened the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and was broadcast nationally in primetime on NBC, preceding the 41st season premiere of Saturday Night Live. He is a 2011 PBS/WGBH Producers Workshop Fellow, an alumnus of the 2012 and 2014 Berlinale Talent Campus, and a Firelight Media Fellow. He earned his BA at NYU and his MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.