About Us

Gorilla Creative is a Bay Area based, full service video production company that creates engaging content and experiences for today’s fast growing brands.

At our core, we are storytellers. We believe stories are the most powerful tool we have to communicate. Products, apps, customers, employees and brands all have a story to tell and our passion is finding the most authentic and visually intriguing way to tell it.

We are constantly looking for new ways to tell an old story. To ignite something inside someone that was always there but needed to be sparked. We believe good isn’t good enough and that boldness is always rewarded. We believe that communication is both delicate and deafening and equally critical regardless.

Our leadership team has nearly 30 years of combined experience in a wide range of services, including the creation of scalable video strategies and full service video production, including live events and streaming.

Our clients are varied – some as small as family-owned businesses and as large as Fortune 50 companies. All of their stories matter.

We believe that our personal touch, attention to detail and flexibility is what sets us apart in our industry. We make ourselves as easy to do business with as possible. We return voicemails and emails promptly and we respond to changing needs and priorities quickly.

Gorilla Creative strives to earn a reputation of honesty, integrity and high performance. Earning and preserving the trust of our clients, stakeholders and community is the responsibility of every individual in the company.

 

 Integrity

We conduct ourselves with integrity and honesty, and in return expect the same from our clients and partners. We accept responsibility and hold ourselves accountable for our work and our actions.

 

Trust

We trust, respect and support each other, and we strive to earn the trust of our clients and partners. We value our clients trust and strive to always be reliable and dependable.

 

Ingenuity

We seek out-of-the-ordinary solutions. We use our creativity to find unexpected and better ways to solve problems. Our perseverance, experience and technology enable us to overcome challenges and deliver value to our clients.

 

Excellence

We are passionate about delivering results that exceed expectations — our own and those of our clients. We are committed to excellence in everything we do, and strive to continually improve our service.

Meet The Gorilla Team

Eric Stracke

Partner

 

Eric Stracke is a content creative by day, and referees a wild pack of children by night. He holds a B.S. in Digital Film and Video Production from the Art Institute of California, San Francisco, and has continued to work in the video production industry ever since. He finds great satisfaction in the creative process of producing a video from concept to completion. His free time is filled with his three children and trying to convince them not to hurt themselves or each other. He enjoys sharing his hobbies with his family, including playing the ukulele, skiing, wakeboarding, and camping.

 

Matt Townley

Partner

 

Matt Townley has more than fifteen years of experience in the media and production industry. Having worked his way through a wide range of roles, he has a unique ability to bridge the gap between the highly technical and creative aspects of production. Matt holds a B.S. in Information Technology and Multimedia Visual Communication. He and his wife have two spirited sons and an overly active dog. They enjoy traveling and exploring new places, geocaching, tackling do-it-yourself projects, and searching for the world’s best glass of wine – which still eludes them.

Brandon Rowe

Production Specialist

 

Brandon Rowe has a true passion for all things film and video. With more than ten years of production and broadcast experience – spanning TV, network news and marketing, he’s an asset across production, as well as post-production. He even spent four years in the sky as an aerial photojournalist for the Bay Area’s top news networks. When he isn’t working, Brandon enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons exploring the great state of California, searching for great BBQ, playing board games and hiking. He loves sharing his passion for films, both classic and contemporary, with others.

Kyle Gustafson

Senior Editor & Motion Graphics Designer

 

Kyle Gustafson is an experienced editor and designer with a passion for cinema. Oregon raised, California trained; Kyle graduated from The Art Institute of California—San Francisco with his B.S. in Digital Film and Video Production. When he’s not in the editing suite, Kyle loves to build up his Star Wars toy collection, cook new recipes and go on walks with his fiancé and their dog. Kyle believes that if you love what you’re doing, you’ll never have to work a day in your life. His enthusiasm and love for life is reflected in his work and friendships, making him a great asset to have on projects.

Eric Wise

Senior Editor & Motion Graphics Designer

 

Eric Wise brings more than twenty years post-production experience to Gorilla Creative, connecting the worlds of story telling with animation, motion graphics and visual artistry. Having worked as a producer and post-producer, he’s a master of project coordination, revision juggling and deadline management. Originally from Atlanta, GA, Eric graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Speech Communications. When he’s not composing clips and animating pixels in the edit suite, Eric enjoys centering himself through the practice of meditating and sipping craft beers.

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