The Kal-El of Crooklyn, Batman from Brooklyn, Greg Payton is a Director, Photographer and Writer born out of New York City’s “School of Hard Knocks”. Nurtured through creativity, wisdom and discipline, his force of will took him from drug riddled streets, to NYU’s hallowed halls learning from creative professionals Spike Lee, Sam Pollard, and Reed Morano.
He cut his teeth in New York working with the creative minds of global advertising giant, Havas learning to usher big ideas from white board to broadcast and beyond. Greg took those skills to the steps of the Mayor of New York’s office in broadcasting, where he created content exploring the city’s ever evolving tourism, cuisine and lifestyle.
In Los Angeles, Greg executed a digital series with reality series pioneer Bunim-Murray called Look Book, displaying the fashion and unique identities in New York, San Francisco and L.A..
Teaming up with fellow New Yorker and media mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, Greg helped launch a new era in music television, Revolt T.V. . Working with legendary artists Queen Latifah, Common, Mary J. Blige and Chadwick Boseman, Greg also created content leading to his first Key Art Award for his work with musician, Gary Clark, Jr..
Throughout, he’s dedicated his life to collaborating with artists, telling stories, and building brands directing short films and web series, producing sizzle reels and writing original T.V. pilots.