Galen Summer is an Emmy nominated filmmaker and founding member of the production company Public Record, where he directs award-winning commercials, films, and series.

His latest series, Monster Factory, premiered on Apple TV+ in 2023, won a Grierson British Documentary Award, and was an Outstanding Series Sports Emmy nominee. His latest brand work for TriNet won a Gold Telly Award in 2023.

His award-winning documentary, Sidelined—about the controversial firing of NFL cheerleaders in 1978—had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and was nominated for an IDA Award.

Galen grew up in Western Massachusetts, becoming obsessed with filmmaking at an early age. He attended the Northfield Mount Hermon School and studied Film & TV at Boston University.

After moving to New York and working as an editor, Galen got his start directing documentaries with his short, Lessons from a Tailor, about renowned Brooklyn suit maker and holocaust survivor, Martin Greenfield. This led to a series of shorts for The New York City Ballet, and emotional brand films for Downy, CVS Health, Honey Maid, and TriNet. He won a Telly Award for TriNet’s People Matter campaign and an AICP Next Award for CVS Health's #OneGoodReason campaign.

He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.