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      Gary Yates

      Gary Yates

      Highest Rated: 80% High Life (2009)

      Lowest Rated: 36% Niagara Motel (2005)

      Birthday: Not Available

      Birthplace: Montréal, Québec, Canada

      Before Canadian director Gary Yates became a filmmaker, he was a magician for 10 years. While doing a show in Amsterdam, he visited a flea market, picked up a Super 8 camera and fell in love with the medium. Yates' 1992 debut was the surreal six-minute short "Made For TV," whose acclaimed premiere at the Berlin Film Festival was topped by his 1994 follow-up, "Without Rockets," which was nominated for an Academy Award. A decade later, after more shorts and television work, he was able to make his first feature film, "Seven Times Lucky," a Christmas crime movie starring actor Kevin Pollak, who's appeared in all of Yates' subsequent feature films. Despite a difficult five-week shoot during which temperatures ranged from negative 51 degrees to 77 degrees Fahrenheit, "Seven Times Lucky" premiered to acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival. Though it took him four years to pull together his feature debut, its success made it easier for Yates to make his feature follow-up within two years, the play adaptation "Niagara Motel." In 2009, he returned to the crime genre with the '80s caper comedy "High Life." When not working on feature films, Yates has kept busy making journeyman television movies like the 2007 Gary-Busey-vs.-tiger thriller "Maneater."

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 44% 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Perfect Wedding Director - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 'Tis the Season to Be Merry Director - 2021
      No Score Yet 80% Christmas by Starlight Director - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet On the 12th Date of Christmas Director - 2020
      No Score Yet 40% Sweet Autumn Director - 2020
      No Score Yet 33% Our Christmas Love Song Director - 2019
      No Score Yet 62% One Winter Proposal Director - 2019
      No Score Yet 50% Easter Under Wraps Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My One & Only Director - 2019
      No Score Yet 53% Merry & Bright Director - 2019
      No Score Yet 58% One Winter Weekend Director - 2018
      No Score Yet 54% Pearl in Paradise Director - 2018
      No Score Yet 33% Once Upon a Christmas Miracle Director - 2018
      No Score Yet 36% Under the Autumn Moon Director - 2018
      No Score Yet 50% A Christmas in Tennessee Director - 2018
      No Score Yet 52% Snowed Inn Christmas Director - 2017
      No Score Yet 17% Wedding Bells Director - 2016
      No Score Yet 41% A Dream of Christmas Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      - 2016
      No Score Yet 33% Last Chance for Christmas Director,
      Writer
      - 2015
      No Score Yet 13% When Sparks Fly Director - 2014
      No Score Yet 60% A Bride for Christmas Director - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Christmas Heart Director - 2012
      No Score Yet 19% Lucky Christmas Director - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Christmas Director - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wedding for One Director - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sandra Brown's Smoke Screen Director - 2010
      80% 44% High Life Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2009
      No Score Yet 34% Taken in Broad Daylight Director - 2009
      No Score Yet 11% Eye of the Beast Director - 2007
      No Score Yet 18% Maneater Director - 2007
      36% 35% Niagara Motel Director - 2005

      TV

      Credit
      14% No Score Yet Past Life Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      73% No Score Yet The Handler Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      9% No Score Yet Sparks Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kirk Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      89% 92% Seinfeld Security Guard (Guest Star) 1995
      25% No Score Yet The Client Unknown (Guest Star) 1995