Alan Gaffere is the digital content producer at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. He is a seasoned producer, director of photography, and sound designer.
After his departure from nearly 10 years under contract with the U.S. Department of Defense Radio and Television Production Office in 2015, he founded Hi Pro Productions & Media, in Historic Ellicott City, Maryland and dedicated most of his work developing content for television as well as helping nonprofits and corporate clients with documentary-style video production.
His short film “Picture Perfect” was selected at the 2017 DC Independent Film Festival and was nominated for “Best Short.” It also received an Emmy nomination by the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
His feature documentary “The Man Who Lived Twice” premiered in March 2018 at the Guadalajara Film Festival in the presence of its co-founder, Oscar winning director Guillermo del Toro.
His food and culture series “Grandma’s Kitchen” was filmed in seven European countries in the summer of 2017 and is set for release in early 2019 by a major German media company.
Gaffere’s audio mixing and sound design has appeared on Discovery ID, Bravo, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel, BET, and TVOne.
He is honored with seven Emmys from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.