I'm a documentary filmmaker (shocking, I know) living in New York City. I'm told I look like Steven Spielberg but I prefer Buster Keaton.
My doc credits as director include: 51 Birch Street , Home Page and The Heck With Hollywood! My doc producing credits include: Silverlake Life, Jupiter's Wife, Love and Diane, Paternal Instinct, American Harmony, A Walk Into The Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory and a few others.
My latest film, a personal doc about my relationship with my daughter called The Kids Grow Up was broadcast on HBO on Father's Day 2011 after a limited theatrical release, and is now available on dvd. I'm also a producer of Amy Hardie's documentary feature, The Edge of Dreaming, and Executive Producer of Jon Foy's Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, which won the Best Director award in the U.S. Documentary Competition at Sundance 2011.
I began a hard to pronounce blog in February, 2005 called Around the Block: Doug Block's Doc Blog where I post with amazing inconsistency.
To support my documentary habit I make verite-style wedding videos . I also consult with other filmmakers on their documentaries.
In my spare time, I diddle around as co-host of The D-Word Community (which I founded in 1999). In my sparer time, I'm husband of Marjorie, father of Lucy (23) and human slave to Feathers, a very needy cockateil.