Picture by Emma Keenan
About 'Me, Myself & I'
Gary stems from the land of hills, poetry and raw-rare people, Co. Monaghan! As an emerging filmmaker he specializes in areas such as; Writing, Direction and Cinematography (Land & Aerial). Whether scripting dialogue or discussing overall aesthetics, Gary's main goal is always to achieve the right tone that compliments and elevates each project's individual narrative.
Throughout Gary's creative development, he has always had a strong interest in education and the theoretical progression of one's practice/passion, completing degrees in Art & Design (Galway), Film & Television (IADT, FAMU Prague International) and Masters in Film (Queen's University Belfast). Gary describes the time spent in these universities as; "Worth its weight in gold" - giving him the fortunate opportunity to be mentored by some exceptional lecturers within the industry; Giovanni Robbiano (screenplay), Pavel Jech (screenplay), Michael Gahut (cinematography), Beth Lazroe (Photography & Visual Communication), Des O'Rawe (Political Film), Jerry Coyle (Acting) and David Keating (Writing, Directing) to name a few.
Since entering into the film industry Gary has worked as an Editor, Motion Graphics Designer, Sound Recordist, 1st AD, Cinematographer, Writer & Director and has been involved in 20+ short films (fiction & documentary) that have made successful, worldwide cinema festival outings. Commercially, he has worked with some of the biggest names both inside and outside of Ireland. Recently, Gary was a director on the Fuel Productions team that won two prestigious Eventex awards in 2021 for producing the 'All Together Gathering Event' for Paypal. The first of its kind, a live-streamed event designed to gather Paypal employees from 52 countries, 13 time zones and entertain them for 72 hours with an interactive program of performances and workshops. With an unrelenting appetite to create, Gary thrives in these high-pressured environments.
Every production, Gary brings professionalism, a wealth of experience, sensitivity towards the subject, and a drive that only someone who loves what they do could bring to the table.
Current projects: 'She Can Do' (Documentary - Writer, director, DoP), 'Clarke vs Nation' (Feature Fiction - Writer, director), 'The Great Try' (Spec Commercial - Writer, director, DoP).
Professionalism started at the age of 3 (I know, my chubb and that fine head of hair makes me look older). Picture credited to documentary filmmaker Monica Boyd.
Disciplines & Equipment
Drone Recce/Location Scouting
Editor - (Project pending)
Canon C500 ii (EF or PL Mount) (Used by Netflix and Oscar-winning films)
Note: Have experience working with Red Dragon, Arri Alexa, Canon C300 mark iii, Sony FX6/9, Sony a7s iii, Canon R6.
V2 - Expansion Unit
Canon R6 (Photography)
GoPro 8 (x2)
Licensed & Insured Drone Operator
Inspire 2 & X5s - 15mm, 25mm, 45mm. (6 sets of batteries)
Handle grips (Can land in hands and continue shot)
Camera Support & Stabilisation
Ready Rig: https://cvp.com/product/ready_rig_rr-gsp
Autocue System (13")
Shark nano slider
Sigma Art: 14-24mm 2.8, 24-70mm 2.8, 40mm 1.4, 100mm 1.4, Sigma Art: 70-200mm 2.8, 120-300mm 2.8
Black Pro-Mist 1/8
Aputure 300d (x2)
Aputure 120d ii
Lantern, Soft Box (Large) and Mini Soft Box
Barn doors (x3)
Negative Fill (Collection)
Reflectors (Small & large)
Grip & Stands
C-Stand & arm (x5)
Wall Plate with Spigot 16 mm Pin - 60 mm (x3)
Backlite Base Stand (x3)
Grid Clamp with 16 mm spigot 38-55 mm (x4)
Autopole 240-420 cm (x2)
Grip Head (x 2)
Pro Clamp with Grip Head (x 2)
Extension Rod 25 cm 1 section (x2)
Boom Arm for C-Stand 100 cm (gobo arm) - black (x 2)
Manfrotto Super Clamp
ECOFLOW DELTA POWER STATION - Capacity: 1260 Wh
Output: USB, USB-C PD, 12 V, AC
Honda EU1000i Inverter Generator, Super Quiet (Operates between 53 to 59 dBA)
Shotgun Sennheiser 416
Sennheiser Lapels - G4 (x3)
5mtr XLR cables (x3)
Rates & Hiring
Interested in working together? Either fill out the contact form or EMAIL directly. Rates vary and are dependent on each type of project. Looking forward to hear about your project.