Glass Engine story begins with founder and film-maker Neil McGregor who graduated from Australian Film, Television & Radio School & Griffith University with high distinctions and acceptance into honours. While making short films he worked as a Casting Director and cast thousands of Television Commercials which was a stepping stone into the directors chair. His films have shortlisted for Tropfest Film Festival and opened the Brisbane International Film Festival and his directorial debut feature film The Little Things was financed by Screen Australia and Screen Queensland to become one of the youngest people to be inducted into the Australian Directors Guild.
On the back of this success, he relocated to Vancouver, Canada where he was added to the directing roster for Television Commercials across North America. He informally shadowed several directors on film & television shows including Deadpool, Godzilla, The Interview, Fifty Shades of Grey The Flash TV Series, Arrow TV Series, and secured a literary agent before relocating back to Australia taking up position as Vice President, Locations & Production Attraction at Screen Queensland.
As part of the team at Screen Queensland, Neil played an integral role in helping attract more than $335 million in production investment into Australia and provided locations & incentives advice on numerous productions including Aquaman, Thor: Ragnarok, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Godzilla Vs Kong, Kong Skull Island, The Shallows and Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan. Due to the increased amount of film production activity in Queensland, Neil found a location, conceptualised a design and with a team of people oversaw the build process of what would become Screen Queensland Studios, Australia’s third largest studio complex. Paramount Pictures was the first production to use the studio and is a legacy for the future of the Australian film industry.
Upon departing Screen Queensland, Neil founded Glass Engine in late 2019, bringing together his skills of traditional cinematic storytelling with digital technology.
Neil is a well respected award winning film-maker, photographer and director with unparalleled background and insight to the film and advertising industry.
With a creative flair for storytelling his skills are highly sought after in Australia, New Zealand and North America.
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OUR FREELANCE CREW
Glass Engine has the ability to scale up for projects to increase capacity with extended team of talented and skilled freelancers.
Our policy is to ensure diversity & inclusion in front and behind the camera for projects.
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