Doug Blush, BA in Cinema Production
Division of Film & Television Production
Doug Blush is an award-winning director, producer, editor, writer and cinematographer whose work includes over 100 feature and television projects, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) as well as the American Cinema Editors (ACE). His recent credits include, as consulting editor and producer, the 2018 Academy Award winning ICARUS from director Bryan Fogel, as well as the 2013 Oscar-winning 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, for which he also received the ACE Eddie Award for Best Documentary Editing and the recent HBO documentary THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE, both from director Morgan Neville. He was Co-Editor and Associate Producer of Kirby Dick’s THE HUNTING GROUND in 2014 and the Oscar nominated and Emmy winning THE INVISIBLE WAR in 2012. Recent work as consulting or supervising editor include the Sundance documentaries JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY, THE MARS GENERATION, CHASING CORAL, ON HER SHOULDERS, DARK MONEY and KING IN THE WILDERNESS, and earlier editorial and producing work includes the popular documentaries WORDPLAY, FREAKONOMICS, OUTRAGE, THESE AMAZING SHADOWS, and SUPERHEROES. He’s the producer, cinematographer and supervising editor a new film on suicide survivors turned activists, THE S WORD, directed by his wife Lisa Klein, now playing across the US and Canada. His earlier film OF TWO MINDS, co-directed with Lisa, is an intimate look at three remarkable people living with bipolar disorder, and is winner of both the 2013 EIC Prism and SAHMSA Voice Awards for excellence in films on mental health issues. The film was a popular documentary on Netflix and at national film festivals. Doug co-owns MadPix Inc, a production and post production company in Los Angeles dedicated to documentary and independent films. He is also a longtime film educator with classes and seminars at USC, Syracuse University and the YoungArts Foundation in Miami, as well as exchanges and panels in Indonesia, Brazil, Armenia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, China, the Netherlands and more.