Gary Yates worked for 10 years as a professional magician prior to becoming a filmmaker. An award-winning writer, director and producer, Yates was short-listed for an Academy Award nomination for Best Short Film for his comedic noir Without Rockets. His first feature film Seven Times Lucky premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews, where Variety magazine described it as “An absolute knockout of a feature debut, superbly crafted in every department.” The film went on to win the City TV Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival, and Best Screenplay and Best Feature at the Method Fest in Los Angeles. Seven Times Lucky is about characters named Harlan and Fiona, which is also the title of his 1998 short film. High Life is his third feature film.
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Made for TV (1992) Without Rockets (1994) The Big Pickle (1997) Harlan and Fiona (1998)