Douglas got his first high-8 video camcorder in 2000 and the filmmaking began. Firstly of family events - visits to Oban Seal Life Centre, for example, and nature videos (including the historic appearance of seven individual Basking Sharks in Loch Fyne), the first major production was "Evil Dead: Daemon Rising", a homage to one of his favourite films, Evil Dead 2.
He and his older brother Andrew (see below) went on to create an entire series of their own version of "Doctor Who", which to date consists of 15 separate stories wherein the Doctor combats foes such as the Daleks, the Cybermen and Silurians, as well as a wealth of original villains.
In 2008, Douglas attended a Film Making course at college in Glasgow, producing a wartime horror set in the final days of World War Two - "Broken Empire".
In 2015, Douglas and Andrew produced their first standalone film - "The Song Of The Selkies" - which was based on an original story and filmed on the Scottish island of Orkney (where Douglas was living at the time). The Film was very popular locally and inspired them to start "The Pandora Men" - a weekly Sci Fi Adventure Show that aired from 2015 on YouTube, and is still going today - featuring in local press and described as "Doctor Who meets The X-Files." This was the first steps into Douglas's plan to create a platform for as yet undiscovered local talent to showcase their acting, musical skills, writing or just to give people the ability to be creative and have fun.
Douglas moved from Orkney to Aberdeen and continued this hobby - bringing in new cast and crew, continuing "The Pandora Men," but also making "The Yird Swine" (2020), "Stag's Head" (2021) and "Crannog Bay" (2022) - all with no budget and no funding and in the cast and crew's spare time.
Douglas has worked as a Retail Manager, a Fire Fighter, a RAF Regiment Gunner, a Museum Supervisor and an Operations Manager for several city centre theatres and performance venues, and at the moment makes films in his spare time for the sheer love of the industry and being creative.
He loves nature, spending time with his partner who is studying to be an artist, walking his cocker spaniel up mountains, running or sea swimming.
Andrew has a BSc (Hons) in Zoology and an MSc in Marine Ecology.
He spent 8 years working in a cinema and learned a lot about the commercialism of the industry. After a year or two volunteering for the RSPB, his career began on a fish farm, which he built on until the present, where he finds himself a fish health monitor on Loch Etive, west Scotland.
However, his first love has always been writing, producing and editing newsletters and entertainment publications for each of his vocations.
To date he has several articles, short stories and poems published onlin and off, most notably in the "Forever Avon" Blake's 7 anthology (2020).
He was the very first “actor” to be directed by his brother, and has played an intrinsic part in most productions, sometimes even only as guest photo cameos or voiceovers, and has scripted several Pandora Men episodes and script-edits most of Chaos Box's projects.
Jim could easily be described as a "showbiz chameleon"; he has been a performer for some time, weaving his talents into DJ-ing and Karaoke singing, but also working professionally as a Magician and Stand-Up comic. Truly, a local wizard! He has now turned his eye to the stage and screen. In 2019 he joined the cast of The Pandora Men, playing the role of Barry and, laterally anti-hero alter-ego cockney lad "Bad Barry". At home in front of the camera, he also ventures round the lens, helping with camera work and all areas of production.
The pride and joy and butterfly of Pandora, Josh has journeyed from "boy with ambition" to lead actor in a mere few years. Josh's confidence has grown immeasurably since joining Chaos Box, discovering and showcasing talents unforeseen with accents, villainous streaks and action roles. He joined the Pandora Men in 2019, alongside Jim and Jane. In the feature film "The Yird Swine" (2020), he took on the lead role. He will also be the lead in "Crannog Bay" (2022) and "Tomorrow Will Be Dying" (2022).
Jane throws herself at every role with enthusiasm, and creates characters so unique and believable that no matter their complexity, they pull her fellow actors into the film world and the jigsaw is complete. Joining the Pandora Men in 2019, she has shown her acting talents performing as a hero and as a villain, with an outstanding performance in The Yird Swine (2020). She helps out when she can, (and she always can) and has been known to do camera work, sound and even costume design!
Danny joined the team in 2019 as a sound designer for The Yird Swine and soon became a regular team member. His creative skill and enthusiasm is infectious and he has led on the soundscape for "Stag's Head" (2021) and "Crannog Bay" (2022), He continues to show great dedication to deliver the best possible results.
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His commitment to (and success with) making massive headphones look cool is inspiring.
Claire has a keen interest in filmmaking and is currently studying Art at University, previously having studied Japanese. A published designer, Claire has supplied several of the title cards and logos for The Pandora Men (2015-present), as well as the logo for Chaos Box Production itself, and "Stag's Head" (2020).
Niall originally joined The Pandora Men in 2019 as a guest role playing the monster of the week - The Demonic Diver - however enjoyed himself so much he stayed on as a regular character, delivering a stand out performance in The Yird Swine (2020), playing both a main character and the titular monster itself!
An adventure dog at heart, Dwight has featured in several bit parts in films and is the official mascot of the company. He is in charge of set morale. There is no single stand out performance, when it comes to screen time, for he steals every scene.
Stuart joined the team in 2021, producing some amazing aerial drone footage for "Stag's Head" (2021) and "Crannog Bay" (2022) and beyond! He is an avid Doctor Who fan and has leant his skills to marketing and soon special effects for post production work.