Doug Wolens

Documentarian, Filmmaker

Doug Wolens is a Sundance-celebrated documentarian who came to filmmaking after practicing law in New York City. His first short, Happy Loving Couples, screened at the Sundance Film Festival, and his two other shorts, Reversal (1994) and In Frame (1995), also played at film festivals around the world.

His 1996 feature documentary, Weed, premiered at the International Documentary Film festival in Amsterdam. In 2000, Wolens’ feature documentary Butterfly aired on PBS’s POV series and The Sundance Channel, and he successfully self-distributed the film to more than 50 U.S. theatres.  

Wolens lives in San Francisco with his wife Katie and son Theo.  He is currently in production on a documentary about New Urbanism.


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