Douglas Cheney - Director / DP
I fell in love with movie cameras shooting shorts on my Dad’s 8mm Supermatic.  From the first frame, I was hooked and from then on, I could be found behind a camera. By nineteen, I'd written and shot my first feature film, "Nuclear Family" a post-apocalyptic drama captured in stunning Super VHS (this was the nineties, folks).
After graduating from WSU, I found work as a loader on indie films and worked hard to climb the ranks of the camera department.  Later, I’d work as a staff Director/DP at North by Northwest Productions in Spokane, where I’d hone my craft under some seriously skilled cinematographers, including Danny Heigh and Matt Clark.  While at NXNW, I shot and directed scores of commercials and multiple feature films which helped my find and develop my voice and style.
After moving to Los Angeles, I directed "Frank," a feature film starring Britt Robertson, Garrett Morris and Jon Gries.  In the same year, I co-founded new media shingle, Big Fantastic with my fellow WSU alum, Chris Hampel.  Along with our partners Chris McCaleb and Ryan Wise, we produced some of the first major deals in the space, including the Emmy-nominated web series “Sam Has 7 Friends” and “Prom Queen,” as well as "Sorority Forever" and "Foreign Body."
In 2007, I joined the Writer’s Guild of America and have since written screenplays and teleplays for Warner Bros. Television, Fox 2000, Alloy Entertainment and Colorforce.  
And while I enjoy writing and producing and feel lucky to have gained experience in so many facets of the industry, I never stopped shooting film and video.  In 2013, I shot "Why We Ride" (along with Co-DP Andrew Waruszewski) which won best documentary at the Motorcycle Film Festival.  I've shot multiple pilots and nonscripted TV series including "Hollywood Medium" and "Expedition Unknown" and I continue to shoot and direct for a roster of networks and national brands, including Discovery, NBC, Nat Geo, MTV, Comedy Central, Ford, Sprint, Smirnoff, Newegg, Hyperloop and Toyota.  
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