Doug Karr has been creating original independent films since 1997. Karr credits include narrative shorts Anniversary Present, The Straitjacket Lottery and the award winning documentaries LSD25, The June Bug Symphony, Lifecycles: a story of AIDS in Malawi, and The Face of AIDS. The writer of six feature length screenplays, his recent script My Thermonuclear Family won the Grand Prize at the 2007 Filmmakers International Screenplay Competition. His films have been seen by audiences around the world and on numerous television channels. Karr’s last short Ten For Grandpa, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and has gone on to screen at over 50 international film festivals, winning multiple awards. Karr’s latest film, Art Machine, stars Joseph Cross (Milk, Flags of Our Fathers, Running with Scissors), Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl, Piranha 3D) and Joey Lauren Adams (Chasing Amy, Big Daddy). Karr is director of Pie Face Pictures in NYC.