Douglas Beer
Biography

Douglas Beer is a writer, filmmaker, artist, teacher. A graduate in art and cinema of the Geneva University of Art and Design and of the Studio Program of the Whitney Independent Study Program (WISP) in New York.

Along with scriptwriting, he made sculptures and installations exhibited in Switzerland, France, England, Germany, Italy and the USA. Many have been purchased by public and private collections.

Between 1981 and 2010 he made 5 shorts films and in 2014 was finalist of 2 major US screenwriting awards for Feeding The Sharks, a thriller feature.

Born in Algiers, Douglas has both British and Swiss citizenships. He currently lives in Switzerland.

Douglas Beer is a writer, filmmaker, artist, teacher. A graduate in art and cinema of the Geneva University of Art and Design and of the Studio Program of the Whitney Independent Study Program (WISP) in New York.

Along with scriptwriting, he made sculptures and installations exhibited in Switzerland, France, England, Germany, Italy and the USA. Many have been purchased by public and private collections.

Between 1981 and 2010 he made 5 shorts films and in 2014 was finalist of 2 major US screenwriting awards for Feeding The Sharks, a thriller feature.

Born in Algiers, Douglas has both British and Swiss citizenships. He currently lives in Switzerland.

FILMS MADE

The Infinite Moment (L’instant infini) HD color 90 min., 2017
When Misery Slides Under the Door… HD, color, 2 min., 2010
The Prediction DVcam color 12 min., 2004
A Perfect Meeting, 35 mm film, color 15 min., 1991
Parcs, 16 mm film color 29 min., 1989
Blinds, 16 mm b/w 59 min., 1981

history
  • Awards (Script)
    2014
    Awards (Script)

    Cynosure Screenwriting Awards

    Quarter finalist of the Cynosure Screenwriting Awards (Los Angeles) “female protagonist” category, for his feature length script Feeding The Shark

    New York Screenplay Contest

    Finalist of the New York Screenplay Contest, in “Thriller” category for his feature length script Feeding The Sharks

  • Workshops & Seminars
    1984-today
    Workshops & Seminars

    Participates in directing actors workshops (Judith Weston) and screenwriting seminars (Robert McKee, Frank Daniel, Syd Field, Christopher Vogler, Linda Seger, John Truby…)

  • Rosebud Production
    1995
    Rosebud Production

    He founds Rosebud Production which goal is to promote independent cinema and make micro budgets films

  • Scripts & films
    1980-today
    Scripts & films

    He writes scripts for short and feature films and shoots a few short films

  • Sculptures & installations
    1976-1989
    Sculptures & installations

    He makes sculptures and installations exhibited in Switzerland, France, England, Germany, Italy and the United States. Many are purchased by private and public collections

  • New- York
    1980-1983
    New- York

    Lives in New-York where he studies cinema at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. He makes his first medium-length film “Blinds“

  • Geneva
    1976-1980
    Geneva

    Arrives in Geneva where he studies art and cinema at the University of Art & Design

  • Lausanne
    1961
    Lausanne

    Arrives in Lausanne where he attends private schools and the Gymnase de la Cité

  • Buenos-Aires
    1958-1961
    Buenos-Aires

    Attends Collegio Suizo Argentino

  • Algiers
    1955-1958
    Algiers

    Around that period of time, bombs exploded in different parts of the city

Praesent facilisis felis Sed venenatis, Phasellus risus.