Fashion Film Director Greg McDonald at La Jolla Fashion Film Festival

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We just came across this clip of fashion film director Greg McDonald, founder and Producer at Gate5 and cinematographer Roberto Correa introducing the film, The Selfie That Changed The World at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival in 2017. The film was nominated for Best Creative Direction and Best Narration. Watch the clip on...

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Beauty and the Beach

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Beauty And The Beach will be screening in the F3: Frankly Film Festival in Ohio and in the Berlin Flash Film Festival! What is an eco-fashion film? The film is an eco-fashion film. Say what? That’s right, I said it. It’s an eco-fashion film. The subject matter is about the environment and its degradation and what...

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Best Comedy Film

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The film, Nowhere In the Universe, written and directed by Greg McDonald won Best Comedy Film and Audience Choice Award at the Los Angeles Underground Film Forum! The film is a sci-fi comedy about how some lines can never be crossed no matter how desperate you are. Keeping with the ‘underground’ theme, the festival was low-key, they didn’t...

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Alien Makeup

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Behind the scenes timelapse footage of special effects alien makeup, prosthetics and body paint being applied by Makeup Artist Thirati K on actress Kaitlyn Clare for the film, Nowhere In The Universe. The film was produced, directed and written by Greg McDonald of Gate5, a video production company in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, we weren’t able...

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Nowhere In The Universe

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Nowhere in the Universe is a sci-fi fashion comedy film directed by Greg McDonald about desperation – no matter how desperate you become, some lines can never be crossed. Update: it won Best Comedy Film and Audience Choice Award at the LA Underground Film Forum! It’s also a semi-finalist in Cinefest LA. The location We...

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Polariod Fashion

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Polariod fashion fun! Nothing beats a real polariod and I’ve been thinking of getting one of the new insta film cameras but it’s still fun to mess around in Photoshop creating faux polariods. You can see the before frame taken from a fashion film and then after shot made up to be a fake polariod....

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Natural Beauty

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Natural beauty, a frame from the beauty makeup fashion film, “masque de l’art” directed and shot by Greg McDonald of Gate5, a video production company in Los Angeles. The film was shot in portrait mode, or vertically and features three looks; natural beauty, color and smoky eyes. It was shot at 5k resolution and mastered...

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Writing-Directing Site

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Writing-directing site for mostly my narrative work but also for fashion films and commercials. I’ve never had a personal site before that focuses on my writing and directing,  and I decided I needed one. So here it is, check it out at: gregorysmcdonald.com On the site, I’ll be posting newsworthy stuff about projects along with...

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Kids Carpool Karaoke

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I can’t sing but I can make kids carpool karaoke videos! Trust me on this one, you really don’t want to hear me sing. This was a very fun project to do and as it turned out, it was more challenging than I originally thought it would be. We shot several karaoke videos with different...

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Love Breaks

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Love breaks, a frame from the fashion film c’est l’amour we produced. The film is based on the poem, Don’t Ever Break A Woman’s Heart by Lorraine DuRocher. It plays on kiosks of a manufacturer of large 90″ 4k monitors. Directed by Greg McDonald of Gate5 in Los Angeles, it was shot at 6k resolution...

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