GABE ASKEW

GABE ASKEW

Director Gabe Askew used to spend his days running the family cactus nursery and his nights painting, drawing and teaching himself Photoshop. When his farm starting losing money during the recession, he began working on personal project Two Weeks — a fan video for indie rock band Grizzly Bear. When the film hit the web in August of 2009, the response was tremendous.

Gabe's creative use of multiple animation styles throughout the music video, combined with a fractal zoom camera approach and visually stunning stop motion, stole the hearts of industry critics and admirers alike, and set a sterling precedent for his career.

He has since directed a variety of short form and commercial projects, including an intricately designed PSA for the Columbia Water Center, a music video for artist Bluebrain’s track Ten by Ten, and a captivating personal project and short film, Goat and Aaron.