Gary King is an award-winning filmmaker whose work is known for powerful performances with an emphasis on a strong, visual style. He has written and directed several critically acclaimed feature films.
His script FRANKIE DAY is a 2017 Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist. And ENCOUNTERS is a 2018 Script Pipeline Finalist (still in competition).
His latest film, AMONG US (Horror/Thriller), a love story with a haunting twist, was picked up by Gravitas Ventures. Bloody Disgusting said it "looks crazy awesome" and it is now available in North America.
In 2012, he released HOW DO YOU WRITE A JOE SCHERMANN SONG which was short listed for the prestigious IFP Gothams Audience Award. It also claimed the coveted 'Film of the Festival' award at the highly regarded Raindance Film Festival in London and won the Cox Audience Award along with the Dan Harkins Breakthrough Filmmaker Award at the Phoenix Film Festival. It has been described as “a rewarding, crowd-pleasing indie musical” (indieWIRE), “…good old-fashioned entertainment…” (Empire Magazine) and Twitch calls it “a hidden treasure.” The film is now available worldwide on Amazon Prime.
Gary resides in Los Angeles, CA and is currently developing several film and series projects.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowships Quarterfinalist
2018 WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Finalist (still in competition)
2018 Script Pipeline Finalist (still in competition)
HOW DO YOU WRITE A JOE SCHERMANN SONG
Short listed for IFP’s Gotham Audience Award
Film of the Festival (Raindance Film Festival UK)
Dan Harkins Breakthrough Filmmaker Award (Phoenix Film Festival)
Cox Audience Award (Phoenix Film Festival)
Best Director (Flyway Film Festival)
Most Innovative Film (Ft. Lauderdale Int. Film Festival)
Best Film (Idyllwild Film Festival)
Best Director (Idyllwild Film Festival)
Best Soundtrack (Idyllwild Film Festival)