Dominic Gill

Dominic Gill is a director and cinematographer based in Tahoe, California. A biologist turned filmmaker, he began his filmmaking career by selling his house, buying a bicycle and riding 20,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina. His film on the subject, Take A Seat, was released in 2011 on ITV4 to critical acclaim and distributed to over 45 countries, winning the Special Jury Prize at Banff Film Festival. In 2011, he partnered with his wife, Nadia Gill, to open Encompass Films where he has directed and shot over 20 digital shorts for companies like Patagonia and Red Bull. Gill’s second feature, Coming To My Senses, debuted at the Austin Film Festival in 2017 where it won the Audience Award and was distributed by The Orchard on Netflix. Gill also won a German Emmy for his work as director of photography on the France Arte award-winning documentary Riders of Destiny. In 2020 he released a five-part digital series “Last Call For The Bayou” in conjunction with Smithsonian Channel. Gill values intimacy with on-camera subjects and sees harnessing the emotional power of stories through camerawork and friendship as two of his fortes. He directed Above the Alley, Beneath the Sky (Mountainfilm 2015), Climbing out of a Disaster (Mountainfilm 2018), On A Wing and A Prayer (Mountainfilm 2019),  The Linesman (Mountainfilm 2021), Art of Grind (Mountainfilm 2023) and most recently A Symphony of Tiny Lights (Mountainfilm 2024).

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