Learn about our team

77 Films is a Los Angeles based multi-media production company launched in 2012 by Jay Thames which operates under a two-pronged philosophy: we all have emotional stories to tell, and a production company can be more than just an entity which absorbs material (and potential).

77 Films crosses all divides of production, and strives daily to re-define what a company that is supposed to produce material does — we tell valuable stories.

Today, 77 Films has surpassed the ideology the company was founded on in 2012, and continues to grow. From feature films to viral video, from daily blogs to website construction and design, from simple stories to complex ones — 77 Films is a place where creativity is bolstered with an infusion of all the resources necessary to thrive.

With first rate partners from across the country, and the world, 77 Films can tell your story from anywhere at anytime.

Headquarters: Los Angeles

Subsidiary markets: New York, Miami, Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Chicago, Denver, Boston, Charlotte, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Memphis, Orlando, Phoenix, Seattle, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Raleigh, Oklahoma City, St. Louis, Detroit, Washington D.C.

Specialized markets: Bentonville Arkansas, Whitefish Montana, Albany New York.

Jay Thames

Founder / Producer

A Texas native, Jay has written, directed and produced content crossing all divides, from short form to feature length, scripted to non-fiction. The work:

AUTOMATIC (automaticthefilm.com) a narrative feature he wrote and produced.  CARPET RACERS (www.carpetracers.com) a feature documentary he produced and directed.  THE POWER OF FEW (www.thepoweroffew.com) a narrative feature he produced starring Christopher Walken and Christian Slater.  The film was released theatrically worldwide.  2nd SERVE (www.2ndservethemovie.com) a narrative feature he executive produced starring Josh Hopkins.  THE TELL TALE HEART (www.telltaleheartthemovie.com) a narrative feature he executive produced starring Rose McGowan.  THE THIN LINE (www.thinlinemovie.com) a narrative feature he produced and will be the first film released under the 77 Films banner.  SUBURBAN COWBOYS a documentary feature he executive produced, the second film to be released under the 77 Films banner.  I DREAM TOO MUCH (idreamtoomuch.com) a narrative feature he produced, and the third film to be released under the 77 Films banner.

I DREAM TOO MUCH World Premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film festival.

Thames has written, directed and produced several feature films, hundreds of hours of online content, from broadcast style 30/60/90 second spots, to music videos, PSA’s, light to heavily branded content, pop up newsrooms for intermittent and/or continuous streaming, large scale publicity stunts as stand alones or folded in to global advertising campaigns.

Josh Governale

Head of Marketing and Public/Talent Relations

Josh Governale presents 15-years of marketing, public and talent relations experience from Fox Broadcasting Company, the national broadcast television unit of 21st Century Fox (formerly News Corporation), one of the world’s largest media conglomerates. His business expertise includes marketing major network television entertainment to broadcast, print and online outlets as well as managing talent, advertisers, executives and journalists throughout various media campaigns. He’s a results oriented leader with a strategic approach to marketing and media placement. A native of Texas and a graduate of TCU, Governale has been consistently recognized for his leadership and productive industry relationships.