A writer/director of narrative films and commercials based in Los Angeles, Greg has directed and produced many short films, hundreds of branded films, nationally broadcast television commercials and broadcast TV entertainment.
His filmmaking style is visual, comedic, character based, absurd and satirical. Comedy dialogue and visual comedy are his specialties. Federico Fellini, Pedro Almodovar, Woody Allen, Alexander Payne are just a few of his influences. His short films have screened in numerous U.S. and international festivals. He won a Cult Award from TLA Releasing for a fifty minute comedy satirizing the 1970’s B-movie genre and two of his viral videos won Best Videos of the Year by webcastr.com that were part of a webisode that got approximately 7 million views in total.
In TV broadcasting, Greg co-produced 13 episodes of a music competition reality TV show that aired on a regional cable channel in California and Nevada.
Photography work has included photographing a national cosmetics print campaign with full page ads appearing in fashion magazines LA Confidential and Zink. He’s conceptualized, directed and photographed several fashion films shot in both portrait (vertical) and landscape mode at 5k and 6k resolution for several LCD manufacturers to showcase their large 90”, 4k LCD displays.
Greg started out as an actor, appearing in supporting roles in Ice Cube’s The Player’s Club and Lifetime’s Officer Down with Sherilyn Fenn along with other leading and supporting roles in many independent films.
Currently he’s developing a thirty minute comedy TV series and a feature comedy-drama screenplay.
His comedy web series, The Man Van, can be watched on Amazon Prime Video, the 24 Hour Movie Channel on Roku streaming devices and youtube at:
Name: Greg McDonald
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Director and Screenwriter
Cult Award from TLA Releasing
Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)