Gary was born in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, UK, in 1981. He lived there until he was 31 before moving to Folkestone, Kent, UK.
Gary’s appreciation of filmmaking came at a young age. He would stay up all night watching movies resulting in him often being late for school. Gary collected 1000s of movies by recording them on his VCR and critically analysed each and every one he saw.
He attended Whitgift School in Grimsby from 1993-1998 and was taught Media Studies by the 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.