Doug Pray has directed a number of critically acclaimed feature-length documentary films about American subcultures, artists, and maverick characters. He received an MFA from University of California Los Angeles’s Graduate School of Film and Television. He has served on the documentary juries of the Sundance, Silverdocs, AFI Fest and SXSW film festivals, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well as the Directors Guild of America.
Premiering at Sundance 2009, his most recent work, Art & Copy, is about advertising and creativity, and its profound effects on modern culture. Other work includes Surfwise, the amazing odyssey about a family of surfers; Scratch, about hip-hop DJs; and his first film, Hype!, about the Seattle music scene. He has also directed many award-winning advertising campaigns.