Michael Dougherty was born and raised in the Hamptons. Michael's parents, Ned Dougherty and Ginnie Kearns, owned a very successful night club, Club Marakesh, so the principals of Hampton Filmworks have a rich history and knowledge of the Hamptons and its lifestyle. Ned Dougherty also owned a successful real estate business in the Hamptons for 25 years. Although Hamptons Filmworks is open to projects in other geographical areas, our primary storytelling will be based in the Southampton, New York, area.
Our business, Hampton Filmworks, opened in January of 2016. Knowledgeable people in the film industry raise an eyebrow at projects that are developed in the Hamptons. Michael, the screenwriter and producer, sees himself as inspirational in starting our company because he wanted to create projects that he loved in a number of film and television genres, beginning with Love & Everything Between, which is a romantic drama feature film.