Make Your Mark
JEFF BATES | PRODUCER | FILM MAKER
Jeff’s 30 years of filmmaking experience as a director/editor reveals an ability to succeed in almost any genre. Among his strengths, 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.
He has also crafted numerous heart stirring documentary and long-form television productions, including Journey of Hope, 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 legacies Michael W. Smith (this video won Gospel music’s Dove award), Carman, Petra, Connie Scott, and The Kry.
A former partner in production company, Jackhammer Films, Jeff was tapped as Visual Effects Unit Director/Post Supervisor on the Fox / MGM internationally distributed independent feature film “Conversations With God” based on Neal Donald Walsch’s Bestselling Book (though, admittedly, Jeff doesn’t endorse the book’s spiritual perspective).
Since 2018 Jeff has produced over 150 episodes of the globally watched television program Hope Generation with Ben Courson distributed on 20 prominent networks (180 countries) worldwide. He lives in Oregon where he raised 5 children with his stunning talented wife, Gena.