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Elsewhere Films was born in an East Village coffee shop over a discussion of the nature of time and the concept of "Absolute Elsewhere". Flash forward more than 30 years and Elsewhere Films has become an experienced production entity having made everything from PSA's to national commercials, short documentaries to feature films. If it requires a camera and a crew, it's likely that Elsewhere Films has done it.


Gary Kout made his first film in the 6th grade in Atlanta, Georgia, and completed his studies at the USC School of Cinema Arts. His career has spanned more than 30 years, and his body of work touches on every genre and every finished product imaginable. His work continues to take him throughout the industry, across the country, and around the world, but its a small corner of southern Oregon that he calls home.



Apple • Intel • Chevrolet • Nike • John Deere • Honda • Nissan • Facebook • Cisco • Ryder

AT&T • Disney Channel • Norton • Ford • Motel 6 • HEB • Marathon • Fancy Feast • TDAmeritrade

FOX Sports • WWE • NBC Sports • TV Land • OWN • McDonalds • Sony • ESPN • US Census

Erickson • Panda Express • Nissin • Dixie • Walmart • CVS • FOX • Showtime • Qualcomm • Cox

Comcast • BMW • Earthlink • Charter • Allstate • Scion • • Jazz Pharma •

Blockbuster • Electrolux • TripActions • HughesNet • Logitech • LucasArts • Nexxo • Bally's 

State of California • Second Harvest • Harry & David • Disney Movie Rewards • Nutrisystem

Northwest Gas Association • Tostitos • Seattle Museum of Flying • Lamkin • DaVita • Mavyret

Adopt-a-Waterway • Nickelodeon • A&E • California Democratic Party • Harlem Globetrotters Wherehouse Music • Paramount • Rainforest Action Network • Partnership for a Drug-Free America


Phoenix, Oregon • Co-Executive Producer • Dr: Gary Lundgren

Black Road • Executive Producer • Dir: Gary Lundgren
Redwood Highway • Producer • Dir: Gary Lundgren

Rango • Production Supervisor • Dir: Gore Verbinski  *2012 Academy Award Winner
Calvin Marshall • Line Producer • Dir: Gary Lundgren

My Name is Bruce • Line Producer • Dir: Bruce Campbell

Amy’s O • Line Producer • Dir: Julie Davis
Blue Like Jazz • UPM • Dir: Steve Taylor

Conversations with God • UPM • Dir: Steven Simon

The Oh in Ohio • Production Associate • Dir: Billy Kent
Black and White • 2nd AD • Dir: Boris Frumin

Perfect Harmony • Production Secretary • Dir: Will Mackenzie


You Go Girl! • Consulting Producer • Dr: Shariffa Ali

     *2022 Sundance Premiere

Ashland • Consulting Producer • Dr: Shariffa Ali


Diamond Hands, an NBC News Film • Producer • Dir: Zack Canepari, Drea Cooper

     *2022 SXSW Premiere

Fellini Forward, A Campari Red Diary Film • Producer • Dir: Zack Canepari, Drea Cooper

     *2021 Venice Film Festival Special Showcase

Fire in Paradise, a Netflix Original Short Documentary • Producer • Dir: Zack Canepari, Drea Cooper

    *2019 Telluride Film Festival Premiere, Academy Award Short List, 2020 Emmy Nominee Best Short Doc, 2020 Emmy Winner Best Sound

Flint Town, a Netflix Original Documentary Series • Producer • Dir: Zack Canepari, Drea Cooper, Jessica Dimmock

T-Rex • Producer • Dir: Zack Canepari & Drea Cooper

     *2015 SXSW Premiere

Policing Flint • Producer Dir: Zack Canepari & Drea Cooper

Choke • Production Manager • Dir: Robert Goodman

Kish • Post Producer • Dir: Zack Canepari & Drea Cooper


Growing Belushi (Warner Bros Discovery) • Producer • Dir: Joshua Funk


US: Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, D.C., Oregon, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington

International: Albania, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Rwanda, Spain, Sweden 


Film Southern Oregon • Founder, Executive Director 2008-2015

Director’s Guild of America • Commercial UPM



Skilled with Word, Excel, Pages, Numbers, Movie Magic, and other industry-specific software

Experienced Traveler; Wonderful Disposition; Good Sense of Humor;
Love Crossword Puzzles;
Passable French, Spanish & Portuguese


University of Southern California School of Cinema Arts

Paris Year Abroad: University of Paris, L'Institute Catholique, Centre Odeon, L'Alliance Francaise


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