Gregg Bailey

Gregg Bailey

Commercials Director at Velocity Films, Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

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Summary

Bailey started out as an art director at TBWA Hunt Lascaris but soon uncovered his deeper interest in film making. He enrolled at the New York Film Academy and in 2004 returned to South Africa to team up with internationally renowned director, Greg Gray, as his creative assistant; although, he believes the term ‘Whipping Boy’ to be more accurate.While contributing to the making of multiple award-winning pieces during his mentorship, Bailey fine tuned his craft and swiftly set himself apart with his own sense of quirk and style.“To everyone out there looking for an amazingly talented and passionate young director, I highly recommend Bailey: he has been trained by Greg Gray and it shows. He approaches the work with the same conceptual integrity and is as thorough as Greg Gray; spending weeks finding locations and not stopping right till the bitter end to make the job a success. What a pleasure it was to work with him.” – Donovan Bryan, ECD of Owen Kessel on the business day campaign. 

People I worked with

Michael Cook
Executive Producer
The Feds
Donovan Bryan
Executive Creative Director
OwenKessel Leo Burnett
Tom Cullinan
Creative Director
The Jupiter Drawing Room
Helena Woodfine
Executive Producer
Velocity Films
Cathy Day
Head of Broadcast
Egg Films

Positions

Commercials Director

Velocity Films
Cape Town, South Africa
November 2011 - Present (5 years 6 months)
Bailey started out as an art director at TBWA Hunt Lascaris but soon uncovered his deeper interest in film making. He enrolled at the New York Film Academy and in 2004 returned to South Africa to team up with internationally renowned director, Greg Gray, as his creative assistant; although, he believes the term ‘Whipping Boy’ to be more accurate.While contributing to the making of multiple award-winning pieces during his mentorship, Bailey fine tuned his craft and swiftly set himself apart with his own sense of quirk and style.“To everyone out there looking for an amazingly talented and passionate young director, I highly recommend Bailey: he has been trained by Greg Gray and it shows. He approaches the work with the same conceptual integrity and is as thorough as Greg Gray; spending weeks finding locations and not stopping right till the bitter end to make the job a success. What a pleasure it was to work with him.” – Donovan Bryan, ECD of Owen Kessel on the business day campaign. 

Director Assistant

Velocity Films
Cape Town, South Africa
April 2004 - November 2011 (7 years 7 months)

Education

Diploma in Film Directing, Directing and Theatrical Production

New York Film Academy
2003 (1 year)

Diploma in Advertising & Marketing, Art Direction

Red & Yellow School of Advertising
1999 - 2001 (2 years)

Foundation Diploma, Graphic Design

University of the Arts London
1997 - 1998 (1 year)

Kingwood Collage - Grahamstown
1988 - 1996 (8 years)

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