son in the barbershop

nathan douglas

2015 Canada FICTION 7 '

A teenager overhears a phone call and inserts himself into the father-son story behind it. As this strange 'conversation' develops, two separately wounded lives slowly wind into a double helix of pain, regret, and filial love.


Nathan Douglas is a Vancouver-based writer and director. Originally from Ontario, Nathan currently makes his home on the West Coast amongst a vibrant community of young filmmakers. He holds a B.F.A. in Film from Simon Fraser University. His debut short Son In The Barbershop, (2015) screened at twenty international film festivals, including in competition at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, the Kiev International Short Film Festival, and the Busan Short Film Festival. His second short Cave of Sighs (2016) premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival and went on to screen at Festival du Nouveau Cinema, the Telefilm Not Short on Talent market program at Berlinale 2017, and International Festival Signes de Nuit Paris. His third short film, La Cartographe, will hit the festival circuit in 2018. He also moonlights as a producer, most recently on the short films It's Him (2017) and That's Money In My Pocket (2018). Nathan works full-time as a cinematographer and editor with The Centre For Online and Distance Education at Simon Fraser University.