Galen Summer (Director+Editor) Grew up in Massachusetts and is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Communication. He has gone on to direct documentary films and branded content. He directs for the Brooklyn-based production company Public Record (thepublicrecord.tv)
His short documentary, Lessons from a Tailor, is about a Brooklyn-based suit maker who learned his trade
while imprisoned in a concentration camp during WWII. The award-winning doc has been shown at film festivals and series around the country and has aired on PBS.
He also directed a collection of short documentaries for the New York City Ballet. The lead film—about the company’s costume shop—premiered at the Spring Gala at Lincoln Center and online via the New York Times. Galen's recent brand work includes spots for Downy, Sara Lee, Deloitte, and Whisky Stones.
In addition to his work as a director, Galen has worked as an editor on the feature documentary The Project, about the fight against piracy in Somalia. The film premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. He was also an editor on the acclaimed Showtime boxing documentary series Fight Camp 360. In 2009, he edited The Archive, a short documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He has cut broadcast commercials and brand films for clients including Sony, AT&T, Guinness, Toyota, HBO, A&E, and Cartoon Network.