Doug's producing career started in 1999 as Associate Producer on HBO's “The Jack Bull”. He then again teamed up with Cusack’s New Crime Productions to work as both Co- Producer and Music Supervisor on the feature “Grace Is Gone”, and In 2008, he served as Co- Producer and Second Unit Director on the feature “War Inc.”.
He made his directorial debut in 2009 with the award-winning documentary, “9000 Needles”, and shortly thereafter, he produced and directed “Under The Knife Abroad”, a one-hour documentary for the critically acclaimed Vanguard Documentary Series on Current TV.
Doug went on to direct the feature film "Underdogs" which was released in 2013. Following that, he directed and produced two one-hour TV specials for AMC’s "Into The Badlands”. He then served as cinematographer on the docu-series “Cooper’s Treasure” which aired on Discovery Channel in 2017. Later that year, Doug returned to AMC to produce two documentary specials for “The Walking Dead”.
Doug’s latest feature film “Odd Man Rush” which he co-wrote and directed will be released in early 2020. He is currently slated to direct the upcoming feature “Last Day” and is in development on “Half of Two Lives” and “Three Dog Night”, both films in which he serves as writer and director.
Over the past 15 years Doug has applied his passion for films and music by directing and producing music videos & content for artists such as; The Decemberists, The Frey, We Are Harlot, Theory Of A Deadman, Sir Mix-a-lot, The Dream, Train, We The Kings, Andy Grammer, Haley Knox, Robert Cray, Peggy Young, T-Pain, Hunter Hayes, Austin Mahone, Aloe Blacc and Rayne Johnson.
Doug Dearth began his career by applying his passion for music working with John Cusack’s New Crime Productions on the music selections for “Grosse Pointe Blank” and went on to work as the Music Coordinator on the hit feature “High Fidelity”.