Gareth is a screenwriter, film producer and strategic consultant based in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Born and raised in rural England, he lived in Greece for a while (where he tried to emulate Tom Cruise's bartending skills) before moving into the big city: London. A year later, he was sent to Miami, USA to open a new region for his UK-based employers. He quickly settled in America, realising a lifelong dream by moving to New York in 2006. In 2012, he solidified his status as a man of the world, earning dual-citizenship.
With an extraordinarily diverse set of professional and life experiences, he is sought-after for his creative solutions, dynamic narratives and delicious cocktail recipes.
In 2009, Gareth was approached by Lisa Maria Falcone to help create Everest Entertainment, a production company with a groundbreaking mandate that prioritised creative vision, storytelling and passion above Hollywood commerciality. In just four years, Everest produced four critically-acclaimed pictures, were represented at the most prestigious film festivals in the world, accrued dozens of awards & nominations (including Academy Awards and Golden Globes), and maintained fiscal profitability - all while keeping the integrity of the mission.
In true startup bootstrapping fashion, Gareth's responsibilities were not limited and he quickly added creative development and production functions to his executive role. This comprised everything from reviewing scripts and proposals for consideration to working closely with filmmakers on casting & pre-production, operating on-set during principal photography, and consulting throughout the editing/post process. Gareth's love of film grew into a passion: a zeal for meaningful storytelling that he strives to cultivate every day.
A secret writer all his life, in 2014 Gareth decided to bring it to the forefront, putting the lessons learned from production to use, while developing his voice and ideas of his own. He enjoys writing in an assortment of formats and genres, but would like to note that writing about himself in the third-person is not one of his favourites.
Written/Directed by Rodrigo Garcia. Starring Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington, Jimmy Smits and Samuel L. Jackson
Directed by Danny Boyle. Written by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy. Starring James Franco.
Directed by Tom McCarthy. Written by Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni. Starring Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryn, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor and Alex Shaffer.
Written & Directed by Jeff Nichols. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Tyle Sheridan, Sam Shepard and Reese Witherspoon.
With 13 years’ experience in marketing, communications and business development roles, Gareth has amassed a diverse skillset transcending industries that have included B2B, hospitality, film production and construction.
Much of this experience has been earned with companies that were either startups, in the growth phase, or in the midst of a major transition. His creative problem-solving abilities, wide knowledge base, and willingness to get his hands dirty to get results have contributed to the development and success of multiple companies, while these same instincts have also brought new impetus to established organisations.
Possessing a natural entrepreneurial instinct and intuitive leadership style, Gareth has been especially successful at maximising potential with minimal resources, seeing strategic opportunities where others may not.
Increased revenues from corporate partnerships by over 500% over a three year period.
Managed a successful corporate expansion into six new markets across US & Latin America.
Developed entire corporate identities, brand philosophies & comms strategies.
Created initiatives increasing subscriber database from 10k to over 1 million in <1 year.