Greg Popp is an American filmmaker who specializes in comedy-dialogue commercials. Greg has had the opportunity to work with many high profile, professional athletes including Peyton Manning, Troy Polamalu, Patrick Mahomes, Adrian Peterson, Henrik Lundqvist, Terry Bradshaw, Deion Sanders, Brian Urlacher, Michael Irvin, Tony Gonzales, Danica Patrick, Roger Federer, and Venus and Serena Williams, to name a few. Since joining Backyard in late 2019 Greg has shot for Ford, Proctor & Gamble, Frito Lay, AMGEN and BBQ Guys, among others.
Greg’s foray into filmmaking began at Northwestern University where along with a film degree, he earned a Student Academy Award for his narrative-length film The Lottery Rose.
After a brief stint working in features, Greg embarked on a career at DDB Chicago where his work with Anheuser-Busch won literally every major advertising honor.
In 2005, Greg left DDB to direct, and his efforts have won him numerous awards including Gold at Cannes, Clios, Andys, and distinction for humor and talent performance at AICP/MoMA.
In 2014, Greg’s short film, the dramatic thriller Last Shot, premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Last Shot was a finalist at the Oscar-qualifying USA Film Festival and appeared in several other festivals as an official selection throughout the year.