Joshua McGowan

Josh is an award-winning filmmaker who’s distinct style was developed from a love for story. Raised in the suburbs of Chicago, movies became his way of understanding the world around him. He started making them for himself when he acquired a DV camera, and he quickly migrated to LA where he began working in development with an academy award winning producer. 

His commercial career was launched when he sold a series of spec commercials. He’s since shot thoroughly for big brands, celebrities and respected institutions. His works are constantly exploring new ways of emotional storytelling, always keeping a cinematic edge and heartfelt sentiment at the core.

He is currently developing his first feature film as a director and lives with his wife and young children.

 

 

*Not all of the director’s work examples were produced by Gear Seven*

Matthew Underwood

Matthew honed his filmmaking craft in the eclectic Nashville music scene, curating work with a strong narrative focus.  He has since collaborated with brands such as Facebook, AT&T, Rolling Stone, and Evan Williams Bourbon.  Alongside music videos and commercials, Matthew has continued to develop both narrative and documentary projects.  His work has taken him to over a dozen countries and across the entire United States.  This global experience has informed his craft, leading him to intentionally pursue stories that introduce him to new people and cultures, both near and far.  Matthew believes deeply in the power of stories and their ability to enlighten, to inspire, and to create empathy. 

 

 

*Not all of the director’s work examples were produced by Gear Seven*