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"Whether I'm directing television, film, documentary or short form content, my approach is the same: to craft images with intuitive camerawork that illuminates each moment while never calling attention to itself. 


My favorite directors have always been those who show versatility and restraint. I emulate directors whose use of the language of film places the unique demands of the story being told above their own ego."


Born in Durango, Colorado, Devon Gummersall grew up in Los Angeles and followed his father’s footsteps (abstract painter C. Gregory Gummersall) into the arts.


He began his career at the age of 14 playing “Brian Krakow” on the highly-acclaimed ABC series “My So-Called Life” with Claire Danes. Intrigued by visual storytelling, Devon quickly began his journey to the other side of the camera.


He has since worked on staff and penned several episodes of Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick’s internet/NBC series “quarterlife.” He filmed, edited, and directed the music documentary “Lawn Chairs and Living Rooms” and directed the award-winning short film “Bullies On Vacation.”


Moving to feature films, Devon wrote and directed the dramedy “Low Fidelity” (released by Amplify) and the suspense thriller “The Inherited” starring Nathan Darrow and Annabella Sciorra (released on Lifetime).

In addition to his film work, Devon co-founded the LA based theater ensemble The Piece Project which has staged works by esteemed playwrights such as Neil LaBute and Theresa Rebeck. He also directed the West Coast premiere of Bekah Brunstetter’s “Drunk” for the IAMA theater company. Devon is proud to be an alumni of the 2014-2016 ABC/Disney/DGA Director Program.

Devon directed episodes in the 5th and 6th seasons of the hit ABC series “Nashville” and is in the early stages of casting his third feature film based on a short story by the best selling author Edan Lepucki. 

Having discovered a passion for creating branded content, Devon has directed more than 20 spots for companies like Sephora, Amazon, and Microsoft and for major non-profits such as The Broad Foundation. Devon’s brand video for the Sephora launch of fragrance and beauty brand By/Rosie Jane was selected as Sephora’s international template for brand videos for 2019. Whether working with A-List talent such as Connie Britton, Hayden Panettierre, Tessa Thompson, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau or non-actors in the documentary style, Devon’s passion for eliciting authenticity is apparent in everything he directs. 

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