Patrick Tohill

Patrick is a Nashville-based video director. He has been directing music videos, branding videos, and corporate videos for almost 10 years and his love for cinema drives him to create captivating works that stand alone. He has worked on number 1 top 40 radio hits, brand spots, and everything in between. Patrick works as video director in LA, Nashville, Atlanta, New York City, and all over the globe.

 

 

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

Craig Murray

Craig is a heartfelt filmmaker, bringing together brand strategy and story through a cinematic lens. This perspective draws on his background as a Creative Director and Designer for brands like Google, Samsung, Lonely Planet, and JPMorgan Chase, all of which have helped inform his perception of humanity and life’s complex relationships. Craig’s experience and love for film has culminated in narratives that inspire viewers with a central truth and empathy toward one another. As a Director and Cinematographer, he is known for not only his ability to visually immerse audiences but also craft stories with strong emotional undertones. His passion is to work on meaningful commercial and branded projects.

When he’s not working you can find him with his wife and three children.

 

 

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

JT McCreery

JT’s love of film and story has fueled his passion for directing and informed his filmmaking style across documentary, narrative, and music projects. He has a passion for resonating emotionally with diverse audiences. He believes that filmmaking is a vast empathy mechanism that can inspire and empower. He is based out of Nashville but has honed his craft on projects produced around the globe, from Kenya to India to Haiti.

JT loves helping organizations and artists communicate their passion and purpose to their audience through strong, heartfelt narrative and documentary-style storytelling. He believes that hope can be found in seemingly dark places and that, ultimately, stories can be powerful agents for goodness and profound changes in the hearts and minds of every human being.

 

 

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

Edy Recendez

Edy Recendez is a Mexican director based out of Knoxville, TN. He started working in the industry from an early age which led him to understand and value every aspect of filmmaking.

He’s a problem solver by nature, his creative vision along with his passion for collaboration is what has led him to work with a number of different brands and artists from all over the globe.

 

 

*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*

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*

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*

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*

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*