WHAT'S ACROSS THE STATE LINE?
Emmy Award Winning Director/Writer Glen Owen, Director Bradley Crosby, Director Georgia Tanner, and Executive Producer Sheryl Myers utilize years of production experience and a love of filmmaking to deliver cinematic storytelling with strong brand presence.
Emmy Award Winning Director/Writer
After graduating from the Univ. of Georgia (where he also played on the Bulldogs S.E.C. championship basketball team) with a degree in Film, Owen moved to Atlanta to pursue his dreams of becoming a filmmaker. Soon after, TNT asked him to helm as well as write a campaign for the NFL on TNT. Owen went on to serve as Associate Creative Director for Sports Promotion for TNT, where he continued to turn out work for the NFL and NBA. While at Turner, Owen coined the phrase “Win.Or Go Home” for the NBA Playoffs.
In 2004, Owen formed State Line Films where he has directed projects for numerous advertising agencies and television networks. Brands like Delta Airlines, Coors, Mercedes-Benz, Jeep, Mastercard, Home Depot, Johnson & Johnson, KFC, Wild Turkey, Geico, Pizza Hut, M64, Chick Fil A and numerous others have called on Owen to helm spots for their products. Network clients include TNT, TBS, ESPN, Discovery, TLC, Disney Channel, CW, Animal Planet, Nat Geo, HGTV and Food Network.
Owen also directed and Exec. Produced “My Manny”, a 40 episode Micro-Series airing on TBS, and “Gillian in Georgia”, which aired 10 episodes on TBS.
Owen, who is represented by manager Marti Blumenthal, also has two feature projects in development: MONEY, LOVE (adapted by Owen from Brad Barkley’s acclaimed novel) and SIGNING DAY, a comedy written by Owen about the crazy world of big time college football recruiting.
Sheryl Myers, well respected in the film industry, joined State Line Films in 2011 as an Executive Producer. Sheryl has a wide scope of production experience. She worked for 10 years at Fireside Films, utilizing her “in the trenches” know how as a line producer before moving up to Executive Producer for her final 5 years at the company.
Sheryl then went on to found Comotion Films, an award winning, live action production company specializing in national and regional commercial work. While at Comotion, Sheryl has overseen production for countless ad agencies across the country, producing spots for companies such as Coca Cola , McDonald’s , Ford, AT&T, Kraft, Motorola and Proctor and Gamble. Over the years Sheryl has overseen the growth of Comotion Films into a multi-million dollar production entity.
She currently serves on the AICP National Labor committee and also as the treasurer for the southeast regional chapter of the AICP.
Sheryl is a member of the Executive Board of the Georgia Production Partnership, a non profit advocacy group for the promotion of the film industry in the state of Georgia.
After graduating from FSU’s School of Film, Brad headed to LA to pursue his filmmaking dreams. He worked as a camera assistant on commercials and music videos there, gaining valuable experience on film shoots. Poised to begin his climb up the production ladder on the west coast, Brad’s path was diverted when he got an opportunity to go to Atlanta and intern under highly accomplished table top director John Davis at Comotion Films.
After working for years as Davis’ understudy, Brad’s expertise grew to the point where he and Davis formed a directing partnership. The two teamed up on numerous projects, including Sonic, Ryans, GE, and Coca-Cola to name a few. With Davis’ recent retirement, Brad now helms spots on his own and has built an impressive collection of food and beverage work. His eye for detail, refined lighting sensibilities and forward thinking art direction have combined to make him an emerging national talent.
Georgia’s work is defined by beautiful imagery and emotionally captivating stories. She grew up in the South, where stories wove together time and place and strengthened relationships of family and friends. From an idyllic childhood in South Carolina, to Art School at the University of Georgia, and from there to Atlanta.
Her early love of fashion and all things beautiful started with a career in retail, but soon moved into the world of film. Working as a Wardrobe Stylist, she became fascinated with props and sets and then started putting all the pieces together by Art Directing for national television commercials. An Executive Producer recommended that she direct, and a four-spot campaign for Rich’s launched her career as Director. Her original intent to just shoot ‘pretty pictures’ quickly changed as she discovered she loved directing dialogue and telling the story became as important as the look.
Georgia has directed regional and national commercial campaigns for American Signature Furniture, Belk, Bob’s Stores, Boston Market, Cadillac, Georgia Pacific, Gold Bond Ultimate Lotion, Kirkland’s, Maytag, McArthur Milk, McDonalds, Montgomery Wards, Parisian, Rich’s, Sears, Selsun Blue Salon, Simmons Mattress, and Tide. She won an Emmy for her work with Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin in a campaign against child prostitution. She also directed six spots with Ray Charles, including recording him singing the iconic “Georgia On My Mind’ live.
Her favorite work is collaborative – partnering with clients from beginning concepts, to writing and directing, to overseeing the editorial. Recently she created twelve 90 second episodes for Belk called ‘Swoon’ airing on SEC. For Rooms To Go she spent days secretly interviewing customers as they shopped and wrote a campaign with the tag line, ‘That’s My Story, That’s My Store.’ Georgia directed an independent feature film, The List, which was released in May of 2015, and has another feature project in development.