Threaded Pictures has announced the signing of director TG Herrington, representing him for commercial and branded content work in the state of Texas. TG joins Threaded Pictures’ growing roster of directors that includes Ben Tedesco, Two Headed Boy and Taylor Washington.
A multi-faceted filmmaker with a diverse body of work, TG is known for his ability to create extraordinary stories and performances from even the most ordinary of people. His feature documentary, 'A Tuba to Cuba' premiered at SXSW last year, and captures the deep roots musicians in his hometown of New Orleans share with musicians across the Gulf in Cuba. He recently finished concepting, shooting and directing Paul McCartney’s latest track, 'Come On To Me,' and currently has several projects in development, including an animated series, a feature screenplay and an historical episodic.
“I’m stoked to be working with TG again,” says Threaded Pictures executive producer Brian Hwang. “We’ve always had such a great working relationship, and I’m so excited to introduce his talents to our clients in Texas. Not only does he have a strong background in producing and writing both long and short format work, he’s also an exceptionally talented editor – something that both boosts his skills as a director and gives him the ability to cut his own footage. Plus, TG is fluent in Spanish, which further opens up his options. I couldn’t be happier about bringing him on board.”
Born in New Orleans, TG spent his formative years at boarding school in Argentina, which he credits as giving him a strong worldly perspective. He began his career at Red Car in Hollywood, editing commercials and music videos for such noted directors as David Fincher, Michael Bay and Michel Gondry.
His post-production experience parlayed a move into the director’s chair, filming commercials for Nike, Budweiser, Toyota and other global brands. In 2011, at the urging of director and frequent collaborator Simon West, TG signed on to edit the action film 'The Mechanic.' The experience of having worked in the feature film arena led TG to his first foray into directing narrative via the award-winning film 'Mr. Okra,' which became an official selection at both Sundance and Cannes.
Says Brian: “TG’s strong appreciation for history and his rich southern roots is what allows him to be able to tell stories with such heart, humor and wit. For me, ‘A Tuba to Cuba’ captures all these attributes in both its story and structure. I’m really looking forward to taking advantage of all he’s learned on the long form side to tackle our client’s shorter format work.”
“Today, as directors, we’re being asked to do projects of all scopes for various distribution channels,” says TG. “Working with Brian and the team from Threaded Pictures is a great opportunity to add more to my mix. I look forward to getting into that nice rhythm where the ad world and my other projects can constantly be feeding each other.”