January 05

“Doug And The Slugs And Me” Special Two Hour Feature Documentary On CBC and CBC Gem

Following its festival premiere as the closing night gala film at Vancouver’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Teresa Alfeld’s feature documentary Doug and the Slugs and Me premieres on CBC and 
CBC Gem on January 15, 2023 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT).Doug and the Slugs and Me follows filmmaker Teresa Alfeld as she uncovers the story of Doug Bennett, leader of the legendary 1980s Canadian party band Doug and the Slugs, and the dad of her childhood best friend. The documentary features a who’s who of international and Canadian musicians and industry insiders—Bob Geldof, Bif Naked, Steven Page, Ron Sexsmith, Michael Williams, Denise Donlon and Terry David Mulligan—who provide insight into what made the Slugs’ music, videos and stage shows so special and why the cards were ultimately stacked against them.“I’m thrilled to share the film with Canadian audiences this January. Doug and the Slugs’ music had such a profound impact on Canadians across the country, and I know the documentary will resonate with fans and nonfans alike,” says Alfeld.Doug and the Slugs and Me is a nostalgia-packed ride down the backroads of Canadian rock history, Doug and the Slugs and Me features music videos, rare performance footage, photos and home movies, which shed light on one of the country’s most popular yet misunderstood bands. It’s a bittersweet, emotional and entertaining film about the pivotal friendships that shape us, break us and ultimately help us grow.Doug and the Slugs and Me is produced in association with documentary Channel. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual, & Sports; Jennifer Dettman is Executive Director, Unscripted Content; Sandra Kleinfeld is Senior Director, Documentary; and Jordana Ross is Executive in Charge of Production, CBC Docs and documentary Channel. -30- More Information:Media Images / Director BioWebsite / Trailer / Excerpts / Facebook /Instagram / Twitter About Opus 59 Films
Opus 59 Films is a boutique storytelling enterprise based in Vancouver, Canada. We’re named after founder & chief creative officer John Bolton’s first film, featuring the Borealis String Quartet performing the Allegro Molto from Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet Opus 59, No. 3. Our focus is adapting, and making films about, extraordinary works of music, literature and art, and bringing those films to audiences that are yearning for something different. We: identify unusual and undervalued properties with intriguing aesthetic and commercial potential; acquire the rights to them; develop them as unique works of film and television; and produce them with funders & market partners.About Savoy Films
Savoy Films is the production company of filmmaker Teresa Alfeld, an award-winning writer/director from Vancouver, living and working on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations. Teresa is a member of the Director’s Guild of Canada, and the Documentary Organization of Canada. Teresa is drawn to complex characters navigating complicated worlds, and her films embrace both the humour and pathos of the human experience.