Artist Development

Carmel Mission Restoration


The film examines the daily construction work and highlights the most complex and challenging tasks as they change over time highlighting the beauty of the grounds and the visual appeal of construction site. The film's characters will be the men and women working on various specialized crews, as well the foremen who are present for the whole process. They work on and discuss the challenges and routines restoring one of the oldest and historically significant buildings in California.

Filmmaker Bio(s)

Douglas Mueller (director/cinematographer) is a director of narrative and documentary films. His first feature Repatriation is a solid cast ensemble film. His visual style can be seen in Prairie Love (Sundance '11, Film Movement Distr.), where he storyboarded and production designed the frigid, almost-fantasy world; or his award-winning short film Four Corners (Periphery Project LLC, Distr.) set in the dusty isolation of the desert.

In 2011, his short 16mm experimental documentary about a baroque keyboard tuner, Carey Beebe, Intermezzo 1 premiered at the Academy Accredited Nashville Film Festival. His short documentary Dan, Tom and Ray–a silent film about family excavation project–screened at a number film festivals for children in California and the mid-west.

Doug actively produces commercial works and internet films–he and his wife were $1,000 winners of the Trend Micro video contest. Mueller was Production Designer for the 2010 thriller The Truth, distributed by Maverick Entertainment Group.

Studying for his BA in film at CSUMB, he developed a documentary The BBC; 2002, which won the '2003 Edgar Kennedy Award for Arts, Culture, Humanities, Performance Event under the Volunteer/Student Category' as well as 'Monterey's Best Freedom of Expression under the Volunteer/Student Category.'

Film Details
  • Country(ies): USA
  • Language(s): English
  • Year: 2015
  • Running time: 72 minutes
  • Director(s): Douglas Mueller
  • Producer(s): Mischa Pfister
  • Cinematographer(s): Douglas Mueller
  • Editor(s): Douglas Mueller
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