Mike and Gary once braved grizzly country camping outside Yellowstone National Park. As they settled in by the campfire with steaks on the grill, Mike’s dog Juno began growling at something in the darkness just beyond the firelight. In a scrambled panic, they launched everything back into the camper and fled back to civilization.

Mike singlehandedly shut down the 1982 Northwestern University Homecoming Parade. With the crowd going nuts over his fraternity’s prize worthy live-action float, he goose-necked out the window of the tow car for a better view of his creation. Inadvertently slamming the brakes, he catapulted the entire exhibition onto the pavement.

When Gary was 12 he asked his mother if he could legally change his name to ‘Brian Dempsy’.

At 2am in a NYC Burger King, Mike once witnessed a homeless man walk up to the salad bar and fill up his trench coat pockets with potato salad.

Gary once suffered through what he called “the sourest grapefruit ever”, only to have his grandmother point out that he was actually eating a huge lemon.

At age 14, Mike hopped the train from New Jersey to Chinatown to load up on M-80’s to ceremoniously blow up his model car collection.

Gary was banned from the last prom in his junior high school’s existence. On a dare, he threw a rag into the shop class industrial power sander, and shorted out the West wing of the school.

While white water rafting a notoriously dangerous stretch of the Salmon River in northern Idaho, Mike and Gary spotted another raft snagged up ahead on a protruding rock. Bent on becoming heroes, they paddled full speed into the other vessel in hopes of knocking them loose. Instead, they capsized their own raft and hurled their entire crew into the oncoming category five rapids.

Due to the stories told by their aunt during family visits to Boston, Mike and Gary lived in fear of a mythical, beer-thirsty creature that roamed the neighborhood known as the Kagongamoose. They still believe it’s out there…

From his dad’s VHS camera to his state of the art post facility, Mike has been telling stories with pictures for over 35 years. As an Emmy and Telly award winning editor and colorist, he has left his creative fingerprint on television, music videos, commercials and feature films. Mike also directed projects for his editorial clients, his work garnering him Telly, AEGIS, AiME and Vision Awards. His clients include Anheuser-Busch, Disney, Lexus, Citibank, Ralston Purina, Red Bull, the WNBA, Linkin Park, The St. Louis Cardinals and The United States Marines. His unique visual style has been featured on NBC, CBS, Showtime, Comedy Central, MTV, Discovery, NatGeo, A&E, VH1 and the screens at Carnegie Hall.

Gary began his career in front of the camera, working for ten years in commercials, episodic television and film. He got to know his way around a commercial set working on national spots and campaigns for Carl’s Jr., Chevrolet, Pepsi, Honda, Miller Lite, Heineken and many more. His first stab at directing earned him a first place award in New York City’s Strawberry Theatre Festival. He then moved into commercial casting, working closely alongside ad agencies, production companies and directors on a multitude of national spots and campaigns across broadcast, digital and all new media platforms.

Mike and Gary once braved grizzly country camping outside Yellowstone National Park. As they settled in by the campfire with steaks on the grill, Mike’s dog Juno began growling at something in the darkness just beyond the firelight. In a scrambled panic, they launched everything back into the camper and fled back to civilization.

Mike singlehandedly shut down the 1982 Northwestern University Homecoming Parade. With the crowd going nuts over his fraternity’s prize worthy live-action float, he goose-necked out the window of the tow car for a better view of his creation. Inadvertently slamming the brakes, he catapulted the entire exhibition onto the pavement.

When Gary was 12 he asked his mother if he could legally change his name to ‘Brian Dempsy’.

At 2am in a NYC Burger King, Mike once witnessed a homeless man walk up to the salad bar and fill up his trench coat pockets with potato salad.

Gary once suffered through what he called “the sourest grapefruit ever”, only to have his grandmother point out that he was actually eating a huge lemon.

At age 14, Mike hopped the train from New Jersey to Chinatown to load up on M-80’s to ceremoniously blow up his model car collection.

Gary was banned from the last prom in his junior high school’s existence. On a dare, he threw a rag into the shop class industrial power sander, and shorted out the West wing of the school.

While white water rafting a notoriously dangerous stretch of the Salmon River in northern Idaho, Mike and Gary spotted another raft snagged up ahead on a protruding rock. Bent on becoming heroes, they paddled full speed into the other vessel in hopes of knocking them loose. Instead, they capsized their own raft and hurled their entire crew into the oncoming category five rapids.

Due to the stories told by their aunt during family visits to Boston, Mike and Gary lived in fear of a mythical, beer-thirsty creature that roamed the neighborhood known as the Kagongamoose. They still believe it’s out there….

From his dad’s VHS camera to his state of the art post facility, Mike has been telling stories with pictures for over 35 years. As an Emmy and Telly award winning editor and colorist, he has left his creative fingerprint on television, music videos, commercials and feature films. Mike also directed projects for his editorial clients, his work garnering him Telly, AEGIS, AiME and Vision Awards. His clients include Anheuser-Busch, Disney, Lexus, Citibank, Ralston Purina, Red Bull, the WNBA, Linkin Park, The St. Louis Cardinals and The United States Marines. His unique visual style has been featured on NBC, CBS, Showtime, Comedy Central, MTV, Discovery, NatGeo, A&E, VH1 and the screens at Carnegie Hall.

Gary began his career in front of the camera, working for ten years in commercials, episodic television and film. He got to know his way around a commercial set working on national spots and campaigns for Carl’s Jr., Chevrolet, Pepsi, Honda, Miller Lite, Heineken and many more. His first stab at directing earned him a first place award in New York City’s Strawberry Theatre Festival. He then moved into commercial casting, working closely alongside ad agencies, production companies and directors on a multitude of national spots and campaigns across broadcast, digital and all new media platforms.

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