Jacqueline Dow

Jacqueline Dow is a New York City based writer and director. Originally hailing from the great city of Boston, Jackie crossed enemy lines to head to New York for college years back and never left. 

Jackie has worn several hats in the film and commercial world. She started out as a copy editor for a boutique New York advertising agency before moving into the production world where she has worked as an assistant director and as a director. Her road to directing has made her uniquely capable of coming up with fun, creative, and producible content!

Jackie’s filmography includes a pilot, short films, documentary shorts, promotional films for charitable organizations, and commercial work. Her commercials have won awards at the Porsche Awards and been shortlisted for the AICP. Jacqueline and her work were included in the Director’s Guild’s New Director’s Showcase and 2018 ITVFest, among other festivals. With her pilot, Little Hope, Jacqueline was a finalist in the 2018 HBO Access Directing Fellowship. She received her MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. 

She is currently in the editing room with two shorts and webseries that she recently directed. 

 

 

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

Joe Gomez

Raised by two graphic designers in California who mistakenly let him watch High Fidelity too many times while at a formative age, Joe Gomez is a director currently living and working in Nashville, Tennessee. Along with an obsession for miso ramen and sourdough bread, Joe loves adventuring and meeting people all over the world, but his best friends are his wife and their dog, so whenever possible, they come too.  

 

Joe has created empathic story driven branded content and documentaries for many exciting brands, non-profits, and music labels such as Capitol Records, Sony, and Universal Music Group. His documentaries and short films have been premiered and competed in several film festivals. 

 

 

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

Rod Blackhurst

Rod got his start in commercials directing the 2014 rebranding of Airbnb. Since then his work includes AdWeek Ark Award Winner ‘Delta – Give Life’, the global ‘Panadol – Great Pains’ campaign,  the commercial rebranding of Airbnb and the Cannes Lion Shortlisted ‘Uber Freight – Take Me Home’.

Beyond short form work Rod Blackhurst is best known as the Emmy Nominated Director and Producer of the Netflix Original Documentary AMANDA KNOX which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and was named a New York Times and LA Times Critic’s Choice. His first fiction feature, the micro budget HERE ALONE, which he Directed and Produced, premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature before being released worldwide by Vertical Entertainment in 2017.

Rod is currently in development on the Amblin Partners film THE WHITE ROOM alongside producers Evan Hayes, Noah Lang and Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona of The Picture Company. THE WHITE ROOM, co-created with Bryce McGuire, was named to the 2018 Blood List and is based on Rod’s family and set in his hometown.

 

 

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

Kali Bailey

Kali Bailey is a commercial and narrative film director based in Nashville, TN. She has worked in the film industry since she was 14 years old, driven by a passion for authentic storytelling. With a background as a first assistant director and a feature film editor, Kali brings not only directing experience but also pre-pro and post-production experience to the table. 

 

Commonly dubbed a “Swiss Army Knife” of filmmaking, Kali harnesses her extensive knowledge of the filmmaking process to craft powerful and emotive stories.

 

 

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

Julian Smith

Julian Smith is a Nashville/LA based Creative director, Director, and DP who brings more than a decade of digital expertise to every project. With a body of work that’s earned billions of views/impressions and a social footprint of 3 million followers, he’s helped numerous Fortune 100 brands build audiences of their own through original cinematic content. 

 

Ask him how your creative can be reconciled with the demand of digital curation algorithms. Sensibilities include: Comedy, drama, lifestyle, and musical.

 

 

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

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*

Dustin Haney

With an affinity for film, the outdoors, & storytelling no matter what the setting, Haney pursues & produces projects that embrace reality & genuine human experience. Previous work spanning vast networks & publications, his portfolio features collaborations with names such as, Luke Combs, Brooks & Dunn, Breaking Benjamin, Noah Cyrus, Coleman, Firestone, & more.

Currently residing in Nashville, Haney continues to direct music video & commercial content for various artists & brands.

 

 

*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*