We were fortunate enough to talk Up and Comer Ish with someone from our very own hometown, Chicago…Mr. Will Gates!!! Will Gates has directed, produced, cinematographed many videos, short films (Open World Films), and is even co-founder of WBMZ Chicago Internet Radio Station. He’s considered something like a veteran because he been back the camera for a while working with a few heavy hitters and it’s only a matter of time that we’ll see him on the big screen real soon.
3Voices: So Will, tell the people something about you that they don’t already know?
Will Gates: I produced a episode of DRUGS INC for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC & directed a HONEY JACK DANIEL’S commercial .
3 Voices: So far, who are some of the people that you’ve worked with?
Will Gates: Yo Gotti, Waka Flocka ,Rick Ross , Meek Mills , L.E.P. ,King louie , Lil Durk , Lil Reese , Alley BOY , Fat Trell and the list goes on
3 Voices: who are some people who you would like to work with?
Will Gates: Jay Z ,Kanye , Lady GAGA
3 Voices: there’s a lot directors out here trying to get recognized, what makes your videos stand out from the rest?
Will Gates: I guess i take a more cinematic approach to my videos so there more like movies or short films .
3 Voices: How did you get started?
Will Gates: I went to film school Colombia College and after that ,Me and my Big brother JO JO CAPONE started a dvd magazine called the CHICAGO VERSION . That how i got introduced into the industry as the go to guy for any camera work and then I slowly worked my way into music videos.
3 Voices: How can people locate you? On social media sites, such as Twitter, Facebook or Instagram ?
Will Gates: Anybody who is familiar with my work know I put my phone number at the back of all my videos 7736175892 , my twitter is @willgates my IG is @willgates1128
3 Voices: Is there any ish you want to let the people know?
Will Gates: Be on the look out for several film projects coming from OPEN WORLD FILMS on Television & the Big Screen soon.
There you have it people, you heard it from Will Gates himself!!! Make sure you check out the videos he’s produced and get in contact with him if you’re trying to find someone to produce or direct your ish!!!