Doug and the Slugs and Me

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  • a band posing for a picturea band posing for a picture
  • a man with a guitar and a womana man with a guitar and a woman
  • four women looking at notebooksfour women looking at notebooks


Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Teresa Alfeld


This POV documentary follows filmmaker Teresa Alfeld as she uncovers the story of her childhood best friend’s dad: Doug Bennett, leader of the legendary 1980s Canadian party band Doug and the Slugs. Growing up in East Vancouver in the 1990s, Teresa knew that her best friend Shea's goofy father Doug was in a band. In 2004, long after she and Shea had lost touch, she was shocked to learn of Doug’s sudden death at age 52. Now a documentary filmmaker, Teresa pieces together just how Doug and the Slugs shot from Vancouver cult sensation to national fame. Peppered with Slugs deep cuts and fascinating archival footage of early-80s Vancouver, this inspiring film is a who’s who of Canadian musicians and industry insiders, including Bif Naked, Steven Page and Ed the Sock.

Post-screening Q&A with Teresa Alfeld, Bill Welychka (moderator), Michael Williams, Simon Kendall + special guests, with a special appearance by Ed the Sock.

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  • Writer / Director: Teresa Alfeld
  • Producers: John Bolton, Teresa Alfeld
  • Executive Producer: Michael Steele
  • Co-Producers: Anna Anaka, Hart Snider
  • Associate Producer: Thea Loo
  • Director Of Photography: Vince Arvidson, CSC
  • Editor: Hart Snider
  • Music: Doug and the Slugs

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