Gary Rose Of Go Film Dissects The Commercial Filmmaking Industry With Me.

Gary Rose is the Managing Director of Go Film, one of the top shops for making commercials. We look at the current state of our business and how the game has evolved. I rarely call it “the game” but hey. Gary has worked alongside one of my favorite filmmakers, Christopher Guest, so I get to learn how Mr. Guest likes to work on the spots he chooses to do. Overall, Gary navigates the business with finesse and surely knows how to pick and develop directorial talent.

We touch on his love of underwater photography. I wish you could see his work on the walls of Go Film. Click here for a taste. Oh, that’s a Billy Idol screenshot from a Go FIlm spot, not Gary.

Commercial Directing Bootcamp Chicago was a blast! Huge thank you to the filmmakers. Now send me podcast feedback people. How are we doing? Questions?



This episode is an hour and 20 minutes.

  • Abraham Roofeh August 18, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    I’ve binged listen to several of your podcasts on long rides. Agency producer with Peter Ostella (both), the Blair Hayes episode, Jeff Gordon’s episode (awesome), Jonathan Kesselmans ep, (I skipped around a bit) but NEVER have I sat there like, “when are you going to ask about this?” You either do or did ask anything that I’d want to hear of every person you interview. You really do touch on everything someone from all levels wants to hear. How things were done, what happened at different stages of production, what agency producers are looking for, what production companies are looking for in new directors etc. Keep doing what you’re doing.


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