Galen was born on an organic farm in Washington State and grew up in Western Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Communication and has gone on to direct documentary films and branded content. He directs for the Brooklyn-based production company Public Record (thepublicrecord.tv)
Galen's recent brand work includes spots for Downy, CVS, Sara Lee, Banana Republic, and Whiskey Stones.
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.