Gary Yates

Gary Yates

Highest Rated: 80% High Life (2009)

Lowest Rated: 36% Niagara Motel (2005)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Montréal, Québec, Canada

Before Canadian director Gary Yates became a filmmaker, he was a magician for 10 years. While doing a show in Amsterdam, he visited a flea market, picked up a Super 8 camera and fell in love with the medium. Yates' 1992 debut was the surreal six-minute short "Made For TV," whose acclaimed premiere at the Berlin Film Festival was topped by his 1994 follow-up, "Without Rockets," which was nominated for an Academy Award. A decade later, after more shorts and television work, he was able to make his first feature film, "Seven Times Lucky," a Christmas crime movie starring actor Kevin Pollak, who's appeared in all of Yates' subsequent feature films. Despite a difficult five-week shoot during which temperatures ranged from negative 51 degrees to 77 degrees Fahrenheit, "Seven Times Lucky" premiered to acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival. Though it took him four years to pull together his feature debut, its success made it easier for Yates to make his feature follow-up within two years, the play adaptation "Niagara Motel." In 2009, he returned to the crime genre with the '80s caper comedy "High Life." When not working on feature films, Yates has kept busy making journeyman television movies like the 2007 Gary-Busey-vs.-tiger thriller "Maneater."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Perfect Wedding Director - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the 12th Date of Christmas Director - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Autumn Director - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas by Starlight Director - 2020
No Score Yet 38% Merry & Bright Director - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Christmas Love Song Director - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet My One & Only Director - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Easter Under Wraps Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 2019
No Score Yet 40% One Winter Proposal Director - 2019
No Score Yet 33% Under the Autumn Moon Director - 2018
No Score Yet 40% A Christmas in Tennessee Director - 2018
No Score Yet 44% One Winter Weekend Director - 2018
No Score Yet 44% Pearl in Paradise Director - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once Upon a Christmas Miracle Director - 2018
No Score Yet 47% Snowed Inn Christmas Director - 2017
No Score Yet 16% Wedding Bells Director - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dream of Christmas Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 2016
No Score Yet 38% Last Chance for Christmas Director,
Writer
- 2015
No Score Yet 12% When Sparks Fly Director - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Christmas Heart Director - 2012
No Score Yet 58% A Bride for Christmas Director - 2012
No Score Yet 14% Lucky Christmas Director - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sandra Brown's Smoke Screen Director - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Christmas Director - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wedding for One Director - 2010
80% 43% High Life Director,
Screenwriter
- 2009
No Score Yet 34% Taken in Broad Daylight Director - 2009
No Score Yet 18% Maneater Director - 2007
No Score Yet 10% Eye of the Beast Director - 2007
36% 34% Niagara Motel Director - 2005

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow Island Mysteries Director 2010
14% No Score Yet Past Life Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
73% No Score Yet The Handler Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sparks Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kirk Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
89% 93% Seinfeld Security Guard (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Client Unknown (Guest Star) 1995

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