A founding member of Chrome Productions, Gez graduated from Oxford University in 2000 and spent two winters in the French Alps working on his mogul technique before making the leap into production.
His TV directing credits include the critically acclaimed eight-part series Streetball Extreme for the Extreme Sports Channel, the six-part TV series covering the Gumball Rally on Channel 4 and Xbox World Cup, the first live broadcast of a pro videogaming event in the UK. His interactive work for the BBC led to a BAFTA nomination and two BIMA nominations.
After ten years of producing and directing television, music videos, commercials and narrative shorts Gez is now in post-production of his debut feature film, the horror / black comedy AfterDeath.
Having co-founded Chrome in 2002, Joel merged his journalist and cinematography experience to become a director, producer and executive-producer of challenging and logistically demanding programming across the broadcast, promo and corporate arenas.
Starting out as an extreme sports filmmaker, he has since produced and directed commercials and corporate work for major brands including Aston Martin, TalkTalk, Redbull, EA, Oakley, Sony, T-mobile, Sony Ericsson, Jack Daniels, The Daily Telegraph, Coke Zero, Powerade and Ubisoft.
He has produced and directed TV for the BBC, Eurosport, Canal +, The Extreme Sports Channel and Current TV, and is best known for series-producing and directing the acclaimed Gumball Rally series Around the World in 8 Days for Channel 4, considered one of the toughest international TV productions to oversee.
Outside of TV, Joel regularly directs and produces music videos, interactive content and has his first feature film in development this year. He recently consulted as the in-game cinematographer for EA's hit game Need For Speed – Shift 2 and has been a guest keynote speaker at IBC and other international broadcast conferences. His work has been shortlisted for BAFTA and nominated for two BIMA awards. He regularly works with multiple formats and multi-crews and strives to push the creative, logistical and financial boundaries of every project he takes on.