From an early age Douglas Vermeeren had an interest in film. He began his career in film as a background extra, actor, photo double and stunt performer on a variety of films. He then moved into producing, writing and directing his own documentaries in the personal development industry. (The Opus, The Gratitude Experiment and The Treasure Map.) These documentary received critical acclaim and won awards at several festivals. His first film is currently available as a film and a book in more than 23 languages worldwide.