Decade Following Nightmare v. TheoR.E.M.

A reunion one decade in the making. #theproducers #catchingup #hayesvalley #aden #alumni #csumb #meetngreet #alltattedup #fairytales #yesterday #karaoke #ethiopian #peaceout✌ #chipotlé A post shared by Garett Thomas (@directorg) on Jul 23, 2017 at 10:28am PDT The premise for creating all capstone movies at CSU Monterey was this: via a group of 1, 2 or 3 Read More …

The Truth About Wikipedia Charts

Yes, we’ve all used Wikipedia by now, or it’s mobile cousin, Wikipanion. Some of us have even contributed to it. And for those out there that know me well, or can guess from my blogs, I’m an awards fanatic. Well, one day as a teenager, I fell in love with a film called “American Beauty” Read More …

Talking Movies with PenTV – 106 – 89th Academy Awards

It’s long overdue — the 1st official collaboration between Peninsula Television and Thomas Productions has created this sixth episode of Talking Movies with PenTV! Cody Simmons returns to host with our regular guest Garett Weston Thomas about all the deets for the 89th Academy Awards, to be held February 26th, 2017. Best Picture Nominees for Read More …

Exposition for 2017: CSUMB Magazine + IMDb Profile

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1836027/mediaviewer/rm2415999744 Happy New Year, one and all! Much has been happening lately, among them being progress for future productions and digitizations (I smell “Penny Pincher” in store!). What has happened very recently was twofold: 1) On the Internet Movie Database, I’ve both added a profile pic and a personalized link (it uses my full name), Read More …

Rage Against the Scenes: Then and Now

It all started with a parody. My first official TAT video in college at CSUMB, “Rage Against the Scenes” in 2004 looked at our class situation and poked light fun of it. Now, more than a decade later, that title resonates deeper for so much more. Our country’s current crisis with the ongoing Dakota Access Read More …

Decade Ago: Cannery Row Doc (2006)

Just back from a trip to Monterey, revisiting my college town, I felt a necessity to post this video in the blog next. “Cannery Row Documentary” — which I don’t have a full copy of, by the way — was an observational project created for our Documentary TAT class at CSUMB. I learned upon this Read More …

Gulf Coast Civic Works Project (2007)

During the current ongoing flooding crisis in Louisiana, it’s all too reminiscent of what occurred one decade ago with Hurricane Katrina. During that disaster, we participated in a poverty-under-the-stars co-university event between CSU Monterey and San Jose State, with a PSA generation goal of creating 100,000 jobs for the victimized residents of New Orleans. Learn Read More …

Demo Reel 2016: Garett Weston Thomas

Producer • Director • Editor • Graphic Artist http://directorG.com • garett.thomas@gmail.com   Works Sampled: Talking Movies with PenTV – 105 – https://vimeo.com/152790389 Urban Hustle – https://vimeo.com/72798511 Gulf Coast Civic Works Project – https://vimeo.com/76618348 NOH8: Is It Real Now? – https://youtu.be/uIZYiuIJtZ8 PenTV Morning Lineup – https://vimeo.com/138362694 The King Who Rained – https://youtu.be/kGVluL6LsVo Pen Voice – 219 Read More …

Abrupt (2005)

A married businessman returns home from an out-of-town conference for a surprise. At just 59 seconds minus credits, “Abrupt” was filmed via students at CSUMB in 5 cities during 2005, entirely as an independent project. Note: Contains brief adult content. See more info at http://www.directorG.com/movies/2000-2009/#abrupt

At the Core (2009)

In a time of large urbanization, globalization and industrialization, smaller family-run businesses like Gizdich Ranch in Watsonville, CA, are much rarer. Despite the obscurity of this nostalgic location, it continues to thrive through the sale of its award-winning apple juice and such events as its annual apple butter festival. “At the Core” was initially created Read More …