Directed by Gil Green, Hess Wesley
Adonai tells the story of Paul, a man in emotional turmoil from a recent accident in which he mistakenly shot a marine veteran in the head. What exacerbates his misery, is that this particular marine, is his own brother. In a desperate attempt to rid himself of the guilt, he decides that his only way forward is to take his own life.
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Raised in the cultural melting pot of Miami, director Gil Green encompasses a vast knowledge of music, sports, and style that transcends into a world of iconic imagery.
Gil’s first glimpse into the business stemmed in high school as a DJ in Miami’s emerging Hip Hop and Dancehall Reggae scene. Underground battles and warehouse sound clashes set the stage for a cultural explosion. Along with his turntables, Gil was armed with a video camera and some passion for filmmaking. He convinced his high-school teachers to allow him to submit short films instead of book reports, developing his love and craft for filmmaking. His school classmates were his first audience, showcasing engaging musical narratives on film. He continued to pursue an education in film at the prestigious New York University (NYU).
At the age of 19, Gil directed his first music video for his NYU thesis project. Inspired and persistent, Gil sold his car and took out student loans to cover production costs. The $3,000 video held it’s own next to the major labels’ big budget videos at the time, and gained national media recognition on television channels such as MTV, BET and The BOX.
Gil went on to direct over 200 music videos spanning across the Pop, Latin, and European markets. His client roster includes multi-platinum artists such as Adam Levine, John Legend, Pitbull, Chris Brown, Akon, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Neyo, Nicki Minaj, Drake, DJ Khaled, Camila Cabello, Usher, Flo Rida, P-Diddy, Timbaland, J Balvin, Natasha Bedingfield, Robin Thicke, Nelly, 50 Cent, Romeo Santos, Matisyahu, Brandy, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Sean Paul, T-Pain, Rick Ross, Wyclef, Common, Trey Songz, Lupe Fiasco, The Roots, and Oscar award-winners, Three 6 Mafia.
In 2007, Gil returned to Miami to set up a home-based production company along side seasoned Producer Judd Allison. 305 Films quickly became the recognizable brand for high quality productions in South Florida, South America, and the Caribbean.
Gil has been honored with multiple awards and nominations for his work in Music Videos. In 2002, Source Magazine honored Gil for “Video of the Year.” Gil has been nominated for “Director Of The Year” for the 2008, 2009, and 2010 BET Awards and won the 2008 MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip Hop video for his direction in Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop.”
Gil continues to expand his directing talents into various mediums. He has directed the opening introductions for the Miami Heat for the past eight years, featuring Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh. He also filmed commercials for international companies such as Pepsi, Timberland Boots, Bud Light, Skechers, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Hasboro Toys.
In 2016 Gil was approached to direct a PSA for ALS Foundation. He insisted that a short film would be more impactful and with the help of his NBA friends and players utilized Kickstarter to raise the money for production. The inspiring short film, ‘Who Is Lou Gehrig?’ deals with a basketball’s struggle with the disease ALS, and premiered in the Miami Film Festival in 2016.
Gil continues to raise social consciousness around him through his leadership in the community. In 2018, Gil announced the launching of LOVE, CAMERA, ACTION – a summer camp for underprivileged youth to learn and get hands on experience in the music video industry.
From music videos to commercials to short films, Gil’s creative palette is drawn from an inspiring well of music, sports, and lifestyle. Gil’s next step is to translate his unique vision into the world of feature films.
“The goal of a great film is for the viewer to see it once and think about it twice.” – Gil Green