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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, directed and produced several critically acclaimed feature films.
In 2012, he released HOW DO YOU WRITE A JOE SCHERMANN SONG which was short listed for the prestigious IFP Gotham 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 currently in the festival circuit and is scheduled for an early 2013 release.
He also recently helmed the action/comedy zombie film DEATH OF THE DEAD for Strange Stuff Productions which Aint It Cool says “delivers a lot of laughs” while Sound On Sight describes it as “a mash-up between a Zucker Brothers comedy and a Troma film…with a surprising amount of heart.”
With Gary’s ability to skillfully apply his filmmaking craft across genres, Fearmakers hired him to direct the grisly horror film DISMAL. The film has been picked up by Showtime, The Movie Channel, TimeWarner On-Demand and has both a domestic and international DVD release.
He made his feature film debut with the ensemble drama NEW YORK LATELY which has been hailed by The Independent Critic as “a remarkable achievement” and Row Three as “a beautiful film” making its Top Ten Films of 2009 List.