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Camp Manna + Digital Distribution

  Camp Manna – our satirical feature film which takes place a Christian summer camp – doesn’t exactly fit the mold of a traditional “religious” film, nor does it fit that of a normal “summer camp” movie, so it makes perfect sense that we would take an equally unorthodox approach to its distribution. Upon completion, […]

Virtual Reality: An empathy machine

Virtual reality has been around in one form or another since the 1950’s, but VR as it is now (a wearable consumer headset) has only been on the rise for the last few years. It’s a technology that is exciting, immersive, and able to create a tangible feeling of empathy unlike any other visual medium. […]

We’ve rebranded. Honestly.

“Gorilla began on accident.” This is the first line of our newly–minted Gorilla brand guide. This guide tells a story of hard work and community building, but if we’re being honest, it also tells a story of how, in building a company, we often neglected our brand. Ours is an industry where we need to […]

Delta Project

Every year, thousands of children are placed into Juvenile Detention Centers as a result of criminal behavior. It’s a complex issue at the intersection of social, civil, and familial life, and quite frankly, not one which was being considered within the boundaries of our film production community. Until now. As a company, Gorilla has worked […]

ArtPrize & Project 1

When ArtPrize approached us about helping them to announce their new biennial “Project” series, we knew it would be a unique creative challenge: create a film which built public excitement about an event without a legacy or existing visuals. Furthermore, the advertisement needed to help ArtPrize disrupt a widely beloved pattern of yearly festivities in […]

ADDY Awards 2018

Each year, Gorilla participates in The Addy Awards, a national advertising showcase which awards the best local work and filters the winners to a national stage. This year, our work was recognized with 5 Gold, 4 Silver, and 9 Bronze Addy Awards, as well as the institution’s coveted “Professional Judges Choice Award” for our “Atmosphere […]

Gorilla + Sundance Film Festival

In 2017, the Gorilla partners went to the Sundance Film Festival and had a profound experience – being immersed in film formultiple days straight overflowed them with inspiration and energy, ultimately recharging them creatively for the entire year. It was so impactful that when they got back, they announced that the whole Gorilla community would […]

Gorilla wins top prize at Austin Film Festival

Director Caleb Slain and Producer Eric Machiela took their short film Demon, a one-act story utilizing groundbreaking natural moon-lighting techniques, to the Austin Film Festival (2017) and were awarded the Best Narrative Short Jury Award! And yes, that’s Eric Machiela in all his glory with acclaimed filmmaker Robert Rodrigez.             […]

Mosaic Film Experience

As part of our commitment to help empower social change in our community, Gorilla partners with Mosiac: a diversity-minded organization focused on providing students with exposure to creative careers. The Mosaic Film Experience began in 2012 and has since grown into a way for students – many of whom may have never thought of a […]

The Birth of GRLA

In 2015, Gorilla opened its second production office in Santa Monica, CA. This outpost serves to provide tangible access not just to the LA commercial market, but to the partnerships Gorilla engages for high-end film production. Through this outpost we have increased access to equipment, production professionals, and acting talent needed for our work to […]