DIRECTOR In 2011 Gentner started to explore the career transition into film making after 10 years of working as a professional freelance photographer. He's spent the past 7 years learning the craft of film making and cultivating a crew that is an extension of his artistic vision. "I feel it is the ability of the Director to lead the collaborative efforts of everyone's single passion which is most appealing." Jeff Gentner.
BACKGROUND IN PHOTOGRAPHY All the years and experiences of working and traveling as a professional photographer have shaped his story telling ablilites. He has shot 10 Bonnaroos, 5 Lollapaloozas, 5 Kentucky Derbys, 10 years of NCAA football / basketball and 5 years at NYC Fashion Weeks. 10 years of news coverage for the AP and Getty Images based in West Virginia.
RECENT AWARDS DOUG'S HOUSE - 2017 (Wrote and Directed) - Best Director Atlanta Comedy Film Festival - Most Original Concept Atlanta Comedy Film Festival - Best Georgia Short Atlanta Comedy Film Festival - Best Screenplay Short Melbourne City Independent Film Festival - Best Supporting Actor Melbourne City Independent Film Festival ART SALES - 2016 (Directed) - Best Director Atlanta Comedy Film Festival - Best Ensemble Cast Atlanta Comedy Film Festival - Single Funniest Moment Atlanta Comedy Film Festival - Best Short Houston Comedy Film Festival - Best Ensemble Cast Houston Comedy Film Festival
PERSONAL Gentner lives in Savannah, Ga. as co-parent or else he'd be living in Brooklyn or Los Angeles. He lives with his fiance Mollie their 1 daughter Cora along with the 2 kids they co-parent Olivia and Cole. His free time is spent boating or at the beach.