Roy Raz

Tel Aviv and New York based commercial and music video director, Roy Raz studied cinema at Tel Aviv University from 2000-2004. Prior to directing, he worked as an Executive Producer for McCann Movies Israel, in their commercial production department. Since 2010 he has been directing and has made a name for himself. He has shot for big talents, like Jennifer Hudson, Gal Gadot , designer Jean Paul Gaultier, dancer Dita Von Teese and more as well.  Roy has worked with several agencies throughout the world (UK, France, USA, Israel, Germany, Ukraine, Russia and more). His unique approach to food, innovative techniques, and whimsical storytelling in those food-related spots makes him a triple threat. 

 

 

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

Conner Harville

This is my “bio section”. It is where I tell you how passionate and invested I am in telling a great story. This page is also where I talk about how I am trying to push the industry of visual storytelling. This is the place I casually mention brands like the NFL, Nike, Pilot Flying J, Cleveland Browns and others in case that might entice you to take a deeper look. And this is also where I talk about my desires to elevate the quality of the projects that I get to work on.

All of these are true, but how many times have you read that?

Let’s talk and we can figure things out together.

 

 

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

Kevin O’Brien

I love to tell short stories that move people toward empathy, summon goosebumps,
and ultimately connect brands with all the feels.

I help you connect those things in a subtle, unassuming way.

I’ve been doing this for about a decade. I started by creating short films and quickly became a leader in online story-driven content for communicators. Then I made an award-winning feature film (At the End of the Day). Now I love helping brands move people toward positive vibes and emotions using empathy and relationships.

So let’s tell a story, you and I.

 

 

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

Connor Carroll

Connor’s love for film was sparked at a young age. He grew up in front of the camera, acting in commercials and movies well into his teens, but it wasn’t until after college that he began to hone his skills behind the camera. He spent some time as a producer for a boutique production company in Nashville, learning the craft before making the jump into advertising.

As an agency producer, Connor traveled the world, collaborating on global campaigns for major brands. He quickly learned how to put his production experience to the test by building and maintaining solid client relationships.

Connor’s varied industry experience and his deep understanding of the intertwining elements that go into a commercial have helped him to quickly become a well respected and established director for the likes of Sony, Discover, Gibson Guitars, and many more.

As a director, Connor aspires to tell authentic, cinematic stories that embrace the human condition and evoke real emotion. He places a lot of value in putting the right people in the right roles to achieve a common goal, and his personable nature and ability to connect with people are some of his greatest strengths on and off set.

 

 

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

Sam Siske

Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Sam developed an interest in filmmaking after witnessing The Empire Strikes back at 8 years of age. That interest soon became an obsession and at a young age he began to travel and make a living directing and shooting music videos. Commercials, branded content, and documentaries soon followed. His collaborations have included Rolling Stone, Dr. Pepper, Aflac, iHeartRadio, PBS, and Spotify. Sam strives to tell stories that no matter the scope, resonate emotionally and showcase honest moments filled with diverse, relatable characters. While developing his own narrative projects, Sam continues to direct and DP around the globe crafting meaningful collaborations with crews, agencies, record labels, artists, and brands.

 

 

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

Marshall Burnette

Marshall grew up on the corner of Tennessee and North Carolina. His strong connection with the Appalachian culture can be seen in his visual work. In his teenage years, Marshall spent most of his time playing guitar in punk and heavy metal bands. This interest in counter-culture turned Marshall onto the independent filmmaking world. Films like Requiem For A Dream, Se7en, and Magnolia inspired Marshall to pursue the craft.

After graduating from Vancouver Film School, Marshall moved to Nashville, TN to build a career in narrative and commercial filmmaking. In 2013, Marshall wrote and directed a dramatic short film called, “Devil’s Damned To Try”. The film was screened at multiple international film festivals as well as being featured on ShortOfTheWeek.com. The films success sparked the interest of national commercial productions companies. Since then, Marshall has directed commercial campaigns for companies like Chevrolet, Delta Dental, Tarter Farm and Ranch, and Nutrena Feeds. With a focus on “bluecollar storytelling”, Marshall tells stories that build trust and respect between brands and their customers.

 

When he’s not writing or directing, you can find Marshall in the backcountry. His hobbies include rock and ice climbing, mountain biking, and flyfishing.

 

 

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

Jeff Venable

Award-winning American Commercial & Music Video director Jeff Venable steers into the unexpected approach. Create the first ever Cheetos music video with Gold Medal Olympians & NFL superstars? Bring together 28 NCAA mascots for a football game? Road trip with a rockstar across the country in a 66 VW van? 

Jeff makes the stuff that people say “I can’t believe you did that.” whether in humor or heartstrings. 

He’s created ads for brands like Cheetos, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, MoonPie,  CollegeHumor/TRUTH, Mitsubuishi, Krispy Kreme, Hershey’s, Cracker Barrel, Lyft; directed the legendary intro for Monday Night Football in 2019 and videos for some of the top names in music like Demi Lovato, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Jake Owen & Martina McBride (the list goes on…). 

CBS Sports used “Country Nation” (Brad Paisley) as their year-long intro for college football and on the music side; and been nominated in every country music video awards show multiple times and including winning the 2019 ACM Video of the Year. He’s a Grammy member since 2015.

He played rugby for just as long as he did improv… that explains a lot. He lives in East Nashville with his wife Ally, dog Jack and step-cat Dexter. 

 

 

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

Tyler Dunning Evans

Nashville raised, Los Angeles based filmmaker Tyler Dunning Evans has a knack for big ideas. With a strong eye for natural light, color and environmental composition, Tyler often takes what may seem like an ordinary frame and transforms it into something truly cinematic and often surreal.

His background in editing and graphic design support his visions in having created campaigns and content for brands like the 99 Cents Only Stores, InStyle, NBC and Just Food For Dogs. Narrative driven in his craft, Tyler ensures story is always front and center of his work.

Most recently, he created an emotional music video for Steve Aoki and the Backstreet Boys song “Let It Be Me.” Tyler’s also worked with artists like Daddy Yankee, Shaggy, Steven Malcom and Deorro.

 

 

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

Sean Davé

Sean’s love of watching movies started early. He grew up in Hawai’i, wearing out VHS tapes of The Brave Little Toaster in the dawn hours before school.

From these humble (and admittedly odd) beginnings, he dove headfirst into directing. Sean quickly carved out a varied path through the industry—from headphone commercials starring pro gamers, to baby formula spots with Olympic gymnasts.

Sean keeps it simple: he aims to create good work with good people, on every single set. This passionate approach to production has led to collaborations with brands such as Audio-Technica, Sony Pictures, GQ, and many more.

 

 

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

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*