Gary was born in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, UK, in 1981 and lived there until he was 31 before moving to Folkestone, Kent, UK.
Gary’s appreciation of filmmaking came at a young age where we would stay up all night watching movies – often being late for school the following day. He collected 1000s of movies by recording them on his VCR (the joys of 300 minute tapes on Long Play) and critically analysing each and every one he saw.
He attended Whitgift Comprehensive School (now the John Whitgift Academy) in Grimsby from 1993-1998 and was taught GCSE Media Studies by the very talented Laurie Boxer. This spurred on his devotion to the art of filmmaking. This passion carried on with him enrolling on several TV/Video courses at the local college, Grimsby Institute.