Sutherland, David

From Astro-Databank
Jump to: navigation, search
Sutherland, David Gender: M
David Russell Sutherland
born on 31 July 1945 at 19:12 (= 7:12 PM )
Place Boston MA, USA, 42n21, 71w03
Timezone EWT h4w (is war time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 08°20' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 08°44 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 23°21'


American filmmaker, whose films are independent documentaries. Aa 1967 graduate of Tufts University and later an almost-graduate of the University of Southern California film school, he made his reputation for the TV serial documentary following a farming family, aptly named "The Farmer's Wife" first shown in September 1988. The series showed in agonizing detail the emotional roller-coaster ride of a farming family facing economic difficulty. His film "Country Boys" was released in 2005. Of his films, he says, "My objective is to make you feel that you're living in their skin."

Sutherland and his brother bought out the family tire business in Boston, MA in 1972. But at about 3:30 AM local time on June 29, 1984, a four-alarm fire devastated the business. Despite being wiped out financially there was a silver lining to the cloud. It allowed him to begin making the films which brought him job satisfaction and made his reputation. In the early 1970s he married NancyTaylor who had a daughter Lee from a previous marriage. Together they had a son.


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released September 1988 (Debut of "The Farmer's Wife")
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : End Major Project 29 June 1984 (Business destroyed by fire)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1972 (Bought out family tire business)

Source Notes

PT quotes birth certificate


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Production jobs