DOUGLAS LOWNDES: A PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY

DOUGLAS LOWNDES has made over 40 documentaries, drama-docs and corporate productions, beginning with documenting the work of Help the Aged around the world. He has been Professor of Film & TV at the RCA, lectured at the National Film School, and wrote and presented schools TV series Viewpoint for Thames TV.

Current since 2008: developing features Raffles and the Princes and No Compromise, lecturing on Theory and Practice of Cinema (Leeds University conference, First Light young filmmakers and La Donna de Lago satellite production University of Aberdeen)

2001- 2008 Producing and directing children’s literacy-education DVDs in 28 languages for Tam Tam Tales Trust

1995-2000 (main productions) TV consultant: Royal Commission of Saudi Arabia: Bridge to the Future (a history of Islam) Two Cities Two worlds, (Jubail and Yanbu - also directed), The Arabic Encyclopedia, The Royal Military Academy, The King Faisal Charities Commission.

1994-1995 Producer Views of the Holy Land (Ein Maler im Heiligen Land), Drama doc with Corin Redgrave, Michael MacKenzie and Nadim Sawalha, written by Susan Bennett, co-produced with Europe MedMedia, Bayerischer Rundfunk and Jordanian TV.

1989-1994 With Global Arts: Associate Producer documentary series: Beyond the Himalayas. Developed Lady Chatterly's Lover for BBCTV Developed The Worst Witch for ITV. Director The Thyssen Collection for Sotheby’s.

1980-1988 As company director Mediac Limited, London and Dubai Produced Arts Council films Return Journey, Mark Gertler (with BBC Omnibus) and, as director/writer Machines for the Suppression of Time. Independent producer of art films covering design education, sculpture, installations. Producer of TV series for the Arab World, including Caracalla’s dance drama Taming of the Shrew, 3 history docs and a two-series TV film-magazine for Voice of Knowledge.