Douglas Varchol

Douglas Varchol is a SE Asian-based director, producer and writer in film and television.

He has created science, history and cultural programming for The Learning Channel, The History Channel, and PBS in the U.S., as well as Discovery Channel Europe and BBC World News in the U.K.  Mr. Varchol has directed, produced and filmed in many countries, including Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Nepal, India, Ladakh, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Philippines, Borneo, China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, and Australia.  He has made six half-hour Earth Report documentaries for BBC World News, including Perfectly Cool, about the Chinese air con industry’s approach to phasing out ozone depleting gases; and Heads Above Water which looks at how coastal towns in Java and the Mekong delta are adjusting to sea level rise.  His Earth Report, Gambling On Laos, examined biodiversity issues in northern Laos.  He has just completed directing and producing Mekong, an hour-long documentary about hydro power development on the Mekong River in SE Asia.