GIL FRESTON was born & raised in TriBeCa when it resembled downtown New York and not downtown Dubai. His love for writing, directing, and theatre began during a 10th grade exchange program in Paris where he studied the French New Wave Cinema and began to take himself very seriously.

Upon graduating the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Gil directed his first independent feature film, PALADAR, a documentary he made on his friends’ underground restaurant they ran out of their college apartment. PALADAR later ran in the TriBeCa Film Festival 2013, while afterward he continued to write and direct commercials and narrative entertainment. Gil currently has a show in development at FX Networks and is releasing/shooting films in 2019.