I'm Javier Douglas, a passionate, award winning Documentary filmmaker and Video Content Producer in Brighton.
I've recently completed my debut feature documentary called Monkey Menace, about the human-monkey
conflict in Delhi. A film that I researched, produced, directed and shot. It was Best Newcomer nominee
at the International Wildlife Film Festival, USA, Best Independent nominee at Green Screen
Film Festival in Germany and Best Nature film nominee at Innsbruck Nature Film Festival in Austria.
My directing and camerawork has featured on BBC 1, BBC 2, BBC 4, ITV, RTE and Online.
Other career highlights include working for Greenpeace in several capacities including organising events, fundraising and social media campaigns. Wildlife, conservation and humanitarian issues are close to my heart.
I've always loved stories and began working for the BBC in 2004 as a freelance radio producer sourcing and recording stories for the Inside Lives series. A year later I joined the BBC Video Nation team producing documentaries with people from across the UK who wouldn't usually get chance to tell their story.
I collaborated with Brighton Housing Trust in the making of a short documentary called ‘My Own Front Door’ about a woman's experiences of sleeping rough. This film won a Webby Honorees award as part of the BBC’s No Home series.
I’ve a wealth of experience filming contributors to produce compelling stories that resonate and many of the BBC campaigns I worked on covered sensitive subjects matters.
Similarly I partnered up with charities such as Mind and Alzheimer's Society for a brief to source mental wellbeing stories from across the UK. I made a series of 25 short films for the BBC Headroom campaign.
One of my stories ‘Make it work for you’ about dementia was screened at Edinburgh International film festival.
In 2012, I was one of a select few contributing filmmakers invited to the BFI premiere of the BBC feature documentary 'Britain in a Day' at the British Film Institute. I sourced, directed and filmed 2 sets of contributors (skateboarders & fishermen) for this Grierson and Bafta nominated film that aired on BBC 2. The film was Exec Produced by Ridley Scott.
I’ve also produced news stories for Latest TV/BBC South East, online content for the Press Association and video content for 38 Degrees' social campaigns.
I decided to set up Ape Digital to help ethical organisations and charities with their video production and online campaigns.
If you need a video, help with planning an online campaign or a professional camera operator, please let me know > email here.