2016 Bang--The Bert Berns Story
For this documentary about the legendary producer, Bert Berns, Gil Gilbert interviewed Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, and many others. Berns produced a number of hit songs, including PIece of My Heart, Twist and Shout, Stand by Me, and Brown Eyed Girl. The work premiered at SXSW 2016, and screened at Docs NYC, 2016.
To launch the luxury goods web site, Artemest, Gil Gilbert, worked for two years producing videos and stills of Italian artisans creating their craft.
Working with the Olana Partnership, Gil Gilbert produced and directed six videos about the historic Frederick Church estate on the Hudson River. Gilbert interviewed supporters from MOMA, the Whitney Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum. For added project interest, he shot aerial footage of the site.
Gil Gilbert produced this video to launch the Fall 2016 campaign for the Ippolita Gold line of jewelry
2012 Misfire--The Rise and Fall of the Shooting Gallery
Working with director Whitney Ransick, Gil Gilbert produced a documentary about the rise and fall of a major player in the 1990's golden age of indie film-making. The video relates the story of a rag tag student film making group from SUNY Purchase that starts a company in lower Manhattan and later produces Laws of Gravity, Sling Blade, and You Can count on Me. Gilbert conducted over 60 interviews with indie movers and shakers of that era and is completing post production editing. The Hamptons Film Festival and Docs NYC have both accepted The Shooting Gallery.
2011 Nico Muhly, Synthesized
Teaming up with Emmy and Peabody award winner Pat Jaffe, Gil Gilbert co-produced and directed a documentary on Nico Muhly, a plugged-in young composer. At age 27, Muhly composed a dance piece, two operas, and wrote the score for the film, The Reader. He also performed at Lincoln Center, Disney Hall, and a popular night club in Reykjavic. Young Master follows Muhly from his Chinatown loft in New York City to scoring an opera in Iceland. He then returns to New York and begins a collaboration with Stephen Petronio that culminates in a gala performance by the Joyce Theater Dance Company..
2009 Hands short film entry into Berlin Film Festival Feb 2009
Sponsored by Sony Play Station, six international directors were chosen to write and direct an original short film to be entered into various film festivals throughout Europe and the United States. Teaming up with talented Spanish director Xavi Jose and Academy Award winning cinematographer Derek Wiesehahn, Gil Gilbert Productions produced the short film Hands, shot in the Brooklyn locales of Dumbo and Coney Island. Hands premiered at the Berlin Film Festival.