“Dougie” is a biopic short film about Douglas Bowne, a successful New York City drummer of the 80s and 90s, who's extensive resume includes such venerable musicians as John Cale, Iggy Pop, Marianne Faithful, The Lounge LIzards, Lydia Lunch, Laurie Anderson, among many others. In 1996, Bowne was diagnosed with a rare neurological condition, Toxic Leukoencephalapathy. In a bizarre and tragic turn of events, the rising star quickly went from being one of the most sought after drummers in the world to having to re-learn how to walk, talk and play the drums again.


    Produced and Directed by Paulina Jurzec

    Production Manager: Meschida Philips

    Editor / Colorist : Paulina Jurzec

    Animation : Haruka Motohashi

    Archivist: Patti Bowne

    Sound Design : Joy Palace Productions

    Original Score : Dougie Bowne

    Credit Song: Floored by Four (Dougie Bowne, Yuka Honda and Nels Cline - Chimera Records)


    Dougie Bowne


    Paulina Jurzec is a Polish American filmmaker and projection designer, currently based in New York. Paulina’s formative years were spent in Minneapolis studying art history and archaeology, while working as an on-stage videographer and video editor for the celebrated French avant-garde theater company, Theatre de la Jeune Lune. Since moving to New York City, Paulina has continued to explore the cross-disciplinary nature of theater, cinema and performance with companies, such as The Wooster Group, The Builders Association, Loft Opera and Beth Morrison Company. She has also collaborated on a number of award winning productions in the U.S. and abroad. In the music industry, Paulina has independently produced and directed music videos and promotional material for acclaimed bands.

    Paulina Jurzec

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