Make Your Mark
JEFF BATES | PRODUCER | FILMMAKER
with Dylan Bates
Jeff’s 30 years of filmmaking experience as a director and editor reveals an ability to succeed in almost any genre. Clients rave about his ability to tell stories and, as a director, coax meaningful emotional performances from “real people.” He has directed and edited hundreds of award-winning television commercials for national clients including Mitsubishi, LG Electronics, FedEx, Imation, Leatherman Tool, AT&T, Honda Motorcycles, Blackberry, Harry & David, and others. For 12 years Jeff wrote and produced TV & Radio as an advertising agency creative, giving him an insider’s collaborative perspective when working with ad professionals and their clients.
Jeff's most recent experience has cast him with American film and television director Dallas Jenkins, best known as the creator, director, and co-writer of The Chosen, the first multi-season series about the life of Christ, and the most successful media crowd-fund of all time. Jeff has spent weeks filming the series in Texas.
He has also crafted numerous heart-stirring documentaries and long-form television productions, including In the Hands of the Enemy, The Hell Gate Experience, Petra Beyond Belief, Carman – Revival in the Land (co-writer, producer, editor), Bridges of Hope - South Africa, Amour’s Mission, and the acclaimed children’s musical film The Ruby Princess Runs Away (editor), as well as Music Videos for a number of prominent American and Canadian recording artists. The roster includes Christian rock legends Michael W. Smith (this video won Gospel music’s Dove award), Carman, Petra, Connie Scott, and The Kry.
He lives in Oregon where he raised 5 children with his stunning, talented wife, Gena.