Director

Greg Bell

Greg brings years of agency experience to a smart brand of humor that is grounded in razor sharp performances and spot-on comedic timing.

Director

Greg Bell

Greg brings years of agency experience to a smart brand of humor that is grounded in razor sharp performances and spot-on comedic timing.

Director Greg Bell delivers a smart brand of humor that is grounded in spot-on comedic performances. As viewers, we see ourselves in the three dimensional characters that he creates.

Before becoming a commercial director, Greg spent fifteen years as one of the most highly awarded creatives in advertising, putting in time at Cliff Freeman & Partners and Goodby Silverstein & Partners before co-founding his own advertising agency, Venables Bell & Partners. At Venables Bell & Partners, Greg oversaw iconic campaigns for Audi, Intel and HBO, and helped build the shop into one of the most respected in America. Bell’s work has swept up awards all over the world, and two of his campaigns have been included in USA Today’s Best of the Decade. His spots can also be found in the Clio Hall of Fame, and in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

As a director, Greg is a strong creative collaborator, frequently teaming with agency creatives to help bring their work to life in a smarter and funnier creative place. Greg approaches each new project with the analytical, skillful eye he brought to his agency work. Notes Greg, “every board deserves to live up to its fullest creative potential. The magic is uncovering where it can make a human connection, and then running with it."

Greg joined Backyard's roster in early 2014. He has directed comedy-driven campaigns for clients including Google, Toyota, Kraft, Firstbank, Hardee’s, Old Navy, US Bank, Buffalo Wild Wings, Del Taco and Colonial Williamsburg.


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Greg's Map

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Los Angeles, California

Filming with Canon this week.

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Los Angeles, California

GB has his sights set on Mercari.

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Los Angeles, California

Snickers! Chainsaws!

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Los Angeles, California

Lowe's Round 2!

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Los Angeles, California

Filming Lowe's just as summer is coming to a close.

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Toronto, Ontario

Filming Purolator.

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Dallas, Texas

In Texas for his Health. And drones.

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Los Angeles, California

Yard work! But for a commercial.

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Los Angeles, California

Another round of Toyota spots with Buster Posey!

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Los Angeles, California

Lays!

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Los Angeles, California

Filming with Amazon today.

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Paterson, New Jersey

Directing a campaign that includes a boss with a very large head

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Moorpark, California

Shooting a farmer and a bunch of shifty bunnies for Del Taco.

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Atlanta, Georgia

Shooting piles of money, helicopters, and the Georgia Dome for GA Lottery

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Working with old friends from DeVito Verdi.

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Los Angeles, California

Shooting a song and dance routine in an old bank for NEFCU.

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Woodland Hills, California

Shooting large men busting through walls for DXL.

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Los Angeles, California

Directing a 3 time World Series champion for a major car brand.

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Santa Clarita, California

Directing some spots for the world's largest retailer.

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Los Angeles, California

Embarking on a shoot with CPB.

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Chicago, Illinois

In the Windy City directing a US Bank campaign.

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Los Angeles, California

Directing the next campaign for Buffalo Wild Wings.

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Los Angeles, California

Directing Cavemen, Barbers and Sad Fruit Faces for Price Chopper.

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Los Angeles, California

Shooting Cowboys and Big Babies and Pie for Coco's Bakery.

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Truckee, California

Directing a 3rd time…. for Toyota.

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Venice, California

Joins Backyard!

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Grand Prairie, Texas

Greg grew up here next to the largest wax museum in the US.

Where
When
Why
Los Angeles, California
When 9 months ago
Why Filming with Canon this week.
Los Angeles, California
When 10 months ago
Why GB has his sights set on Mercari.
Los Angeles, California
When 10 months ago
Why Snickers! Chainsaws!
Los Angeles, California
When 10 months ago
Why Lowe's Round 2!
Los Angeles, California
When 12 months ago
Why Filming Lowe's just as summer is coming to a close.
Toronto, Ontario
When 1 year ago
Why Filming Purolator.
Dallas, Texas
When 1 year ago
Why In Texas for his Health. And drones.
Los Angeles, California
When 1 year ago
Why Yard work! But for a commercial.
Los Angeles, California
When 1 year ago
Why Another round of Toyota spots with Buster Posey!
Los Angeles, California
When 1 year ago
Why Lays!
Los Angeles, California
When 1 year ago
Why Filming with Amazon today.
Paterson, New Jersey
When 1 year ago
Why Directing a campaign that includes a boss with a very large head
Moorpark, California
When 2 years ago
Why Shooting a farmer and a bunch of shifty bunnies for Del Taco.
Atlanta, Georgia
When 2 years ago
Why Shooting piles of money, helicopters, and the Georgia Dome for GA Lottery
Minneapolis, Minnesota
When 2 years ago
Why Working with old friends from DeVito Verdi.
Los Angeles, California
When 2 years ago
Why Shooting a song and dance routine in an old bank for NEFCU.
Woodland Hills, California
When 2 years ago
Why Shooting large men busting through walls for DXL.
Los Angeles, California
When 2 years ago
Why Directing a 3 time World Series champion for a major car brand.
Santa Clarita, California
When 2 years ago
Why Directing some spots for the world's largest retailer.
Los Angeles, California
When 3 years ago
Why Embarking on a shoot with CPB.
Chicago, Illinois
When 3 years ago
Why In the Windy City directing a US Bank campaign.
Los Angeles, California
When 3 years ago
Why Directing the next campaign for Buffalo Wild Wings.
Los Angeles, California
When 3 years ago
Why Directing Cavemen, Barbers and Sad Fruit Faces for Price Chopper.
Los Angeles, California
When 3 years ago
Why Shooting Cowboys and Big Babies and Pie for Coco's Bakery.
Truckee, California
When 3 years ago
Why Directing a 3rd time…. for Toyota.
Venice, California
When 3 years ago
Why Joins Backyard!
Grand Prairie, Texas
When 4 years ago
Why Greg grew up here next to the largest wax museum in the US.