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Gary Nolton began his career in his hometown Los Angeles, California studying film at the prestigious Art Center College of Design. In 1982 he migrated north to Portland Oregon, where he opened his first studio. Gary’s success shooting commercial photography assignments for clients nationwide inspired the 1998 launch of his film production company Limbo Films, where he now concentrates on shooting broadcast commercials, digital content and independent film.


One of the Northwest’s most successful director/cameramen Gary has worked for an impressive list of agencies all across the United States, including: BBD&O, BP&N, Cole & Weber/Seattle, DDB Needham, Dentsu/Tokyo, Element 79/Chicago, FCB/NY, Fahlgren, GSD&M, J.Walter Thompson, Leo Burnett, Magneto, McCann Erikson, Ogilvy, Periscope, Rodgers Townsend/St.Louis, Rubin-Postaer/Los Angeles,  Wieden & Kennedy and Zimmerman Agency.


His client list is equally impressive: 

Adidas, Blue Cross, Bonita Bay, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Converse, Del Taco, Dove, Dunlop Golf, Dusquene Power, Gatorade, Honda, Jansport, Jantzen, Intel, L.L. Bean, McDonald’s, Mead Notebooks, Microsoft, Mississippi Power, Napa Auto, NIKE, Nikon, Nintendo, Pampers, Papa John’s, Precept Golf, Precor, SBC, Sprint, Sony, Tommy Bahama, Windstar Cruises and hundreds of others.


Gary has been trusted to serve as Director of Photography on several independent films including ‘CPR’  and ‘9’, both directed by Kimberly Warner, ‘The Divine’ directed by Tim Hoover, ‘The Light’ directed by Josh Dion, ‘Legacy’ directed by Guy Baker, ‘The Punishing Business’ directed by Heather Harlow, ‘Shave’ directed by Joe Molina. Gary has produced/directed and edited the documentaries “Evergreen for Kids’,’A-town’, and currently in production ‘From a Number to a Name’; an inspiring story about Holocaust Survivor and author, Alter Wiener.

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