How did DGA come to be?
We were handpicked by Dean Gaskill, who co-founded the company in 1981. He chose each of us to fill specific roles; the goal being that we would excel as individuals — and make up a powerful team together. We pride ourselves on producing consistent, top quality, do-whatever-it-takes work. Think of us as a well-oiled machine — nimble, but exceptional.
A History of Excellence
Part of our commitment to excellence is our history. Dean was an industry visionary and our beloved mentor. But we bought his company not just because we worked well together but we liked each other. If we were to cast our own family we’d choose each other. You’ll just as likely catch us celebrating Thanksgiving together as you would strategizing the shot list at a Patriots game for ESPN. That kind of solidarity translates into first-rate work, and a long list of loyal clients, including Dana Farber, America’s Test Kitchen, Jack Morton Worldwide, ESPN, United Way and NFL Network.
Our director has been nominated for an Academy Award; our director of photography scored an Emmy. Over the years, our team has brainstormed with chef Julia Child at her kitchen counter for her next cooking show (we shot her PBS series for 7 years), shot an underwater pirate ship for a National Geographic documentary and spent the last 12 years with Chris Kimball at “America’s Test Kitchen.” We’ve interviewed patients in a pediatric cancer ward for the Jimmy Fund and directed “Justice,” Harvard University’s seminar series with Michael Sandel. From writing to editing, shooting to producing, we customize each project around a client’s concept and budget, tapping the best talent and state-of-the-art equipment on the market.