gar hoover


Gar is a writer-filmmaker whose work with his collaborator, Beth, has won or placed in more than two dozen film festivals and writing competitions, taking top honors in eight.

He is currently developing several series projects and is at work on a documentary feature called The Paris Coffee Project. His latest narrative project, Satisfying Alice, was recently workshopped by a Paris-based theatre company.

Gar teaches screenwriting at Loyola University Chicago to students in the international Film and Digital Media program. He helped develop the curriculum for the school's Story for Film & TV and Screenwriting courses.

He is also a member of the Film & TV Faculty at The Second City, the world-renowned comedy writing and improvisational theatre training center, where he and Beth lead Story workshops in the TV, Film & Digital program.

Gar is creative director at ideafarm, a boutique agency, for which he's shot numerous short films, music videos and web series. He is also an accomplished street photographer whose Berlin Wall series, The Art of the Wall, will be featured at the Virginia Film Festival's 25th anniversary exhibition celebrating the Fall of the Wall. He's repped by a New York-based literary and talent agency.


beth hoover


Beth is a writer-filmmaker whose work with longtime partner, Gar, has garnered recognition from film festivals and writing competitions nationwide, including Phoenix Film Festival, Asheville Film Festival, Moondance Film Festival, Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope, and the Nicholl Fellowships of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Hoovers' script, The Oblate, won Best Short Screenplay at the Comedy Ninja Film Festival. Earlier, it was an award winner at L.A. Comedy Shorts, Kansas City Film Festival, L.A. Film Festival and Toronto's ReelHeart International Film Festival.The project has received several staged readings and is being developed as a web series.

Beth teaches film and TV writing courses at Loyola University Chicago and at The Second City. She previously served on the board of directors for the Chicago chapter of Women in Film, and was a juror for the Chicago Comedy Film Festival.

She's a native of Monterey, spent her formative years in Cuba, and is a University of Virginia alum.