WHAT'S ACROSS THE STATE LINE?
We create award winning spots and content for television networks and brands.
Emmy Award Winning Director/Writer Glen Owen, Director Bradley Crosby, and Executive Producer Elizabeth Amaral 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.
Elizabeth Amaral is a veteran producer who was born into the business. Growing up in NY in an advertising family influenced her from a very young age, adsorbing every detail about how great creative is conceived and brought to life, as she’s been doing for almost two decades. Her career began right out of college as an assistant at Crossroads films, where she learned all aspects of film production from the ground up, which led to her ultimate calling as a producer. In her career, she’s produced hundreds of commercials in the US, Europe and Asia, crossing all genres for brands such as Apple, Microsoft, Tiffany, Mercedes, Corona, Calvin Klein, Dove and Maybelline. Adding several Superbowl spots and an Emmy nominated project for Google Chrome to her credits, Elizabeth has loved every phase of film production throughout her long career. She currently lives in Atlanta, 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.
Wes comes from the advertising world with over 15 years of agency experience at shops like GSD&M, McKinney and Atlanta’s own Fitzco. He led brands like Coca-Cola, Checkers and Rally’s, French’s, Mellow Mushroom, Delta, Quikrete, Goodyear, Travelocity, Adult Swim, Synovus Bank, and Sony to creative success and award recognition before making the switch to State Line Films to become their newest director, focusing on comedy, real world stunts, and conceptual work.
His creative work has been honored by Cannes, One Show, D&AD, Clios, Art Director’s Club, Webby’s, New York Festivals, London International awards, Communication Arts, Effies, and more. His work has also been featured in the New York Times, Time and Entrepreneur magazine, the Today Show, and most importantly – Shaq once tweeted about it and said it made him cry.
Mikael had an unconventional transition into the visual world originally studying pre-pharmacy in college, but quickly realized that wasn’t the path he wanted to pursue after spending some time shadowing a pharmacist. Knowing that editing his own version of music videos on windows movie maker back in high school had a special place in his heart, he jumped into the film studies program at UCF and immediately knew he found his path. Video just always felt like a natural medium for expressing himself.
Mikael’s goal after graduating was to build connections and get real-life experience. He moved to Atlanta and took any video gigs that he could find–creating live concert videos for indie artists at local venues, editing short documentaries, freelancing for companies creating brand and hotel commercials. Mikael’s passion for both cinematography and editing fine-tuned his eye for framing while the content he captured shaped his filming style. His strength as a DP and editor has made his transition into directing music videos, commercials, and fashion-styled videos natural over the last two years. His love for color, visual flow, and experimenting with movement shine through on every project.