Lou Douros has led a long career as a freelance creative professional. His faith in Jesus Christ and commitment to story design and the human condition are the core values that inform his relationships, life direction, and drives his pursuit of excellence.
In 1989 Lou created This Side Up, a student event Jim Burn’s National Institute of Youth Ministry hosted annually for nearly a decade. He wrote, directed, and executed the inspirational event that presented nationally known Christian bands, plenary speakers, and workshop leaders for some 14,000 students packed into the Long Beach Arena in Southern California.
Greg Flessing, founder of Fresh Air Media, hired Lou as a freelance writer and video producer after he and his wife, Melinda, moved their family north to the Sacramento area. Shortly thereafter, Fresh Air brought him on full time and he spent the next nine years as one of the company’s Senior Producers.
That role sent Lou to some 21 countries as a producer/director for remote production and event support for some of the world’s most notable Christian organizations. He and other Fresh Air Media crews filmed in difficult locations including war zones and natural disaster relief efforts. Lou was on Fresh Air’s traveling team that managed all aspects of production for Promise Keepers, and served as a location producer for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Global Missions in Essen, Germany and San Juan Puerto Rico.
Most recently, Lou has served as Stage Manager for the latest three World Vision International Triennial Councils. He assisted Greg Flessing in Arusha, Tanzania, Bogota, Colombia, and Manilla, Philippines. Lou continues to create story-driven content for his many clients as a freelance creative digital producer. As an award-winning, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, he is currently developing three independent unscripted narrative documentaries that focus on human choice and global impacts.