11.29.2012 - Back From Beyond

Super stoked to start working on a music video for the face melting metal band "MASSACRE"! Production has begun! The Legendary MASSACRE has once again returned, with 2 original members from the From Beyond line-up: TERRY BUTLER (BASS) and RICK ROZZ (GUITAR)...plus the addition of 2 crushing newcomers, MIKE MAZZONETTO (DRUMS) & ED WEBB (VOCALS). 



11.22.2012 - Winner Best Music Video

Wow! what a great evening at the Plaza Theatre! two of my music videos where shown at this years Moon Jive Film Festival and "Knowledge in Fibers" received BEST MUSIC VIDEO! I'm so pleased that Knowledge in Fibers got recognized as it is one of my videos that kinda got lost and knowone really saw it. It was also super cool to see my work on the Big Screen!

The other films were very interesting and entertaining. It was awesome being included with a group of talented filmmakers and their work. I think the Moon Jive Fest may have found a niche market with a festival that showcases local Music Videos. I hope to see it happen again next year. 

Thanks Henry for putting on the show.

11.10.2012 - Moon Jive Film Festival

I'm pleased to say that my two films "Falls" and "Knowledge in Fibers" will be screened at this years Moon Jive Film Festival.

The first annual Moon Jive Film Fest is an independent film festival, which will be hosted in Calgary on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at The Plaza Theatre in Kensington. Founded in 2012 by Henry Acteson, a local photographer and filmographer, the Moon Jive will be a celebration of the budding film community in Calgary, and will provide film makers with an audacious opportunity to expose their work.

11.04.2012 - An interview about Death

Today the crew of "Pull The Plug" met with writer Leanna Mcmillinan at the Ramsay design centre to have a in-depth discussion about the upcoming music video "Pull The Plug" and how the project came together.

Troy Tye (animator) Jamil Gali (animator) Eric Grief (band manager) and Doug Cook (Producer/Director) gathered around the round table and shared a bit of the history and how our project has come to be.

The article will be published on dougcook.ca sometime in December 2012.

06.12.2012 - OneBall

I produced a short video for Canada's newest testicular cancer-focused organizations called "Oneball". The video premiered last week at a fundrasier which helped produce over $40,000 worth of donations.

In 2009 a group of testicular cancer survivors and stand-up friends, family members and everyday people joined forces with the common goal of giving testicular cancer a punch in the groin.

05.27.2012 - Premiere "Sickest Thing"

Tonight was the Premiere for Shadowstalk Music Video "Sickest Thing". What a Blast! it was held at Original Joe's (Avenida) viewed on five of the flat screen TV's seen throughout the restaurant. Most of the cast and crew were there and we all were pleasantly surprised to be given awards from the band. A golden plastic Oscar "The Sickest Music Video Award" - very cool - I was very surprised and excited - thx for that. Also - Marija very kindly gave me a Yoga matt to place under my knees for the next possible shoot! (camera work can sometimes be very painful to the back and knees) Thanks Marija - very thoughtful of you.

04.24.2012 - Impasse

I directed a music video for Calgary band "Walk As Chaos" for the single "Impasse". I call this video my "Bladerunner" as the concept is designed to take place within a dirty futuristic environment. Bobby Vanonen from Slate Studios really pulled through for me on this one. We had three separate rooms/sets that were fully decked out, was so awesome shooting. The Video stars Sacha Laskow (Divinity), Jerrod Maxwell-Lyster (Truck, Autobody) and Marla Singer (Model, Actress).

There was another small set built for a stop-motion sequence for a very cool robot, this has been shot and edited. Some of the live-action components require some very cool digital FX and are currently being worked on.  The plan is a Nov/Dec 2012 release.


03.23.2012 - Maelstrom Premiere @ Village Brewery

Wow! what a awesome night! Atomis premiered the music video for their single "Maelstrom" at Calgary's new brewery "Village Brewery" what a great turn out! We pulled together 4 - 40 inch flat screen TV's and mirrored the image on each TV and cranked the volume! it was just so awesome to see the video playing across 4 TV's simutantously  ... and so loud! wicked ... a night to remember! thanks all. - Doug


03.18.2012 - Sickest Thing

Today I directed and shot a music video for Calgary band "Shadowstalk" for their single "Sickest Thing". It was a very tough shoot - many obstacles - but we managed to capture some stunning images and great performances.

A very special thanks to Bobby Vanonen for his amazing Production Design - making a empty room into something very cool with little amount of tools. Also - a thanks to Dean Rush and Tayln Stone for their great performances and perseverance (Dean tied to a chair for 8 hours).

I refer to this video as being my first directed "Love Scene", however this love scene is quite twisted! I guess that's what is going to make this video unique ... that it's twisted. The video should be released sometime near the end of May. Stay Tuned. - D


02.26.2012 - Live Action for Death

Today we filmed the Live Action sequence for Death's Music Video "Pull The Plug". The shoot went amazing! what a great crew and set. Special thanks to the following: Mike Matthews, Madigan Reilly, Starr Cook, James Duncan, Nevin and MtM Studios. Thanks everyone! - Doug


01.05.2012 - Metal Calgary / Beatroute

Calgary writer Sarah Kitteringham has published a great artice on yours truly in our Western Canada's Monthly Arts & Entertainment Source Magazine "Beatroute".  BeatRoute Magazine is a monthly arts and entertainment paper with a predominant focus on music - local, independent or otherwise. The paper started in June 2004 and continues to provide a healthy dose of perversity while exercising rock 'n' roll ethics Click here to read the article