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Joe Doughrity
Director , Producer , Screenwriter
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Manzanar

I had an amazing Saturday!  This weekend my small crew (I like to call them an "elite strike force" instead of an army) went to Manzanar in the Owens Valley area of California.  About 3 hours north of Los Angeles. This is where the Japanese Americans (nearly 11,000 of them in this camp and over 100,000 overall) were held during World War II after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

It was also where a young Iwao Takamoto spent 4 years of his life from ages 16-20 with his father, mother, brother and sister.  They lived in Block 10.  The bu...Read more

about 6 years ago 0 likes  0 comment  0 shares

Hello AND Community!

Hey all,

It's been too long since I posted on this awesome platform!  I hope you all are doing good in 2014?  I'm gearing up to shoot an exciting documentary film with my producing partner Hitoshi.  It's about Japanese American character designer and animator Iwao Takamoto.  He created dozens of characters including Scooby Doo, Astro from the Jetsons, The Great Kazoo on the Flintsones, Hong Kong Phooey and Penelope Pitstop. We just shot a crowdfunding video last week and are probably launching the campaign in mid-Apri...Read more

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Happy 2013!

Hey there AND Community!

Just wanted to say hello to all my friends and fans out there.  Hope the new year (and Chinese New Year soon!) is treating you well?  I have a lot of plans for 2013 and if only half of them happen I will feel blessed.   Working hard to make them a reality.  I wish you all good luck.  Please stop by to let me know what you're up to.

Check out "Akira's Hip Hop Shop" on iTunes!

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What's up AND?

Hey folks. It's been too long! Hope you all are well from America to Asia and beyond.

Prepping a new film. Trying to find financing... The usual artist existence.

You can check out my award-winning short film (37 minutes) on iTunes now if you haven't seen it! AKIRA'S HIP HOP SHOP starring James Kyson Lee and Emayatzy.

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about 8 years ago 0 likes  1 comments  0 shares

What's up AND?

Hey folks. It's been too long! Hope you all are well from America to Asia and beyond.

Prepping a new film. Trying to find financing... The usual artist existence.

You can check out my award-winning short film (37 minutes) on iTunes now if you haven't seen it! AKIRA'S HIP HOP SHOP starring James Kyson Lee and Emayatzy.

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about 8 years ago 0 likes  0 comment  0 shares

Checking in on AND

Hey guys!

Hope all is well wherever you are reading this from. Asia or America or elsewhere.

Things with me are good. I'm preparing for the release of my first feature film in Detroit where it's opening on 3 theaters on August 12th.

You can see the trailer at: www.shotownpictures.com

And I'm also helping a friend's Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for an exciting new graphic novel.

 

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almost 9 years ago 0 likes  1 comments  0 shares

Watch the trailer for "CornerStore"

Check out two sneak peeks of my feature film "CornerStore"

www.cornerstore-movie.com

Join the Facebook page as well.

Thanks AND community! :)

over 9 years ago 0 likes  0 comment  0 shares

What's up AND Family?

Hey guys. Hope 2011 is treating you well?

Things with me are cool. I finally shot a full-length feature film that's premiering February 17th (2nd screening Feb. 22nd) in LA. The film is called "CornerStore" and it's about a 'day in the life' of a crazy store on Six Mile in Detroit.

You can see a trailer at www.cornerstore-movie.com and join the Facebook fan page at www.face...Read more

over 9 years ago 0 likes  2 comments  0 shares

Preview of my feature film "CornerStore" on Vimeo

Hey all! Been a while since I posted here on AND so thought I'd say HEY! and provide a link to my new film.

http://vimeo.com/14706721

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUI2xsoC8Ek

As always, made an effort to cast across the spectrum including Asian /Asian-American. ;)

Back to the editing room for a 2011 release.

almost 10 years ago 0 likes  1 comments  0 shares

Just finished shooting my first feature film!

A fun experience overall... A great cast and crew.

Editing now with the Sundance submission date in mind.

Will blog more about it later for sure.

Although the story had some outside influence, I was able to put some of my trademark touches into the film which I'm happy about. A Godzilla reference here. A samurai sword there.

Hope my friends (and fans) enjoy "CornerStore" when it's released sometime in 2011.

best regards,

Joe

about 10 years ago 0 likes  2 comments  0 shares

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Check out my short films www.akirashiphopshop.com http://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/akiras-hip-hop-shop/id450022990 www.popcultureshock.com/sevendays

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Languages Spoken
english
Location (City, Country)
Los Angeles, United States
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male
Member Since
August 21, 2008