McG Media has produced, written, directed, filmed and edited videos ranging from short documentaries and explainer videos to animated and live action music videos and comedic shorts. Our short films have been selected and screened at more than 50 film festivals–including highly competitive Academy Award qualifying festivals — and garnered numerous awards throughout the United States and around the world.

We Are Mount Carmel

The Academy of Our Lady of Mount Carmel–one of the most diverse and dynamic learning communities in New Jersey–asked McG Media to create a video that celebrated how they build community among their students for Catholic Schools Week.

Little Drummer Boy

There is something about an offering as a gift that is simple and personal is really powerful to me, especially this time of year. Something is sacrificed and not given out of abundance. The world could use some peace and goodwill, this song/video was made in that spirit. Recorded December 22, 2023 with Mike Tichy.


McG Media produced the web event Decolonize: liberating our nations and communities, reclaiming our minds, hearts, spirits, and bodies as part of the King and Breaking Silence Project's ongoing "Breaking the Silence" series. The event brought together indigenous experts for a conversation on the growing movement for decolonization. The event also generated over 25 video resources…


Breath was directed by Bill McGarvey of McG Media. The piece is an expression--through music, art and film-- of our elemental life spirit. It is a requiem, but also an affirmation of 'anima,' the essence of life. Breath combines Renaissance style, vocal counterpoint with jazz band orchestration. Two different and yet somehow connected approaches to…

Reclaim the Name of God from Christian Nationalism

McG Media developed a media campaign for the interfaith peace and justice organization, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, to educate and combat the dangers of the rise of Christian nationalism in the United States.

Christmas Truce in Ukraine

McG Media conceived and developed a campaign with the Fellowship of Reconciliation, CodePink and the National Council of Elders that gathered a diverse coalition of over 1,000 faith leaders in the United States, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, Bishop William Barber, Rev. Jim Wallis, and Dr. Cornel West, – representing believers from every major tradition. The campaign…

My Morning Coffee

Selected out of four thousand entries for inclusion in the prestigious, Oscar-qualifying Cleveland International Film Festival, Bill McGarvey of McG Media wrote and directed this animated short. Animation by Ashley Amoeba. Song written by Louis Higgins, produced by Bill McGarvey, recorded and mixed by Gary Solomon. Download the press release here.

#Occupy@10: An Oral History

#Occupy@10: An Oral History is a short documentary (30 minutes) produced and directed by Bill McGarvey of McG Media for the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR-USA) that tells the story of Occupy through the eyes of seven interfaith leaders and activists who participated in Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Oakland.

Stay at Home Shuffle — The N-95s

Upon finishing the animation of Louis Higgins’ song “My Morning Coffee,” The N-95’s Michael Deutsch asked me to create an animated short based on a song he and Louis wrote, “The Stay at Home Shuffle.” Had a lot of fun creating and directing this

RIP Anne Rice (1941-2021)

Bill interviewed Anne Rice on two occasions as the editor-in-chief of BustedHalo. Rice had come back to the Catholic faith of her childhood in 1998. After 2005 she very publicly devoted her writing to her faith. It was a wide-ranging discussion…

Middle States Accreditation Video

Academy OLMC Middle States Video

“Robyn with a Why?”

Bill McGarvey — “Robyn with a Why?” Directed & Edited by Bill McGarvey. Cinematography: Anthony Santella. Animation: "200" by Vincent Collins. Columbia: Stephanie Silk. Dancing Columbia: Sarah Weber Gallo. Homeless Man: David Tornabene. "Robyn with a Why?" written by Bill McGarvey. Spotify Written by Bill McGarvey Produced by Bill McGarvey & Mike Tichy Mixed by…

“You Are Starving”

Bill McGarvey -- "You Are Starving" Using a ring video doorbell camera and spotlight cameras, Bill uses real-life residential surveillance footage--a fact of 21st century life--to build an unusual and emotional short film. Written, directed and edited by Bill McGarvey; based on his song, co-written and produced with Mike Tichy.

“Broken Lullaby”

An award-winning animated music video, selected by 30 film festivals around the world.

“I Call Your Name”

Be safe. Be well…

“Stay So Close”

Bill McGarvey — “Stay So Close” Spotify Directed by Bill McGarvey & Stella Rosen Animation by Stella Rosen Cinematography by Anthony Santella Produced by Bill McGarvey Co-produced by Elliot Guerra Song written by Bill McGarvey Produced by Bill McGarvey & Mike Tichy Mixed by Gary Solomon at Gate Hill Audio Vocals: Bill McGarvey, Guitar &…

Love 70s Style

“Torn Between Two Lovers” was written by two men and it reached #1 on the US charts in Feb 1977… we’ve recently discovered this never-before-seen response by Lover #1 of the “Two Lovers.”

World Premiere

“Kol Nidre #3,” the short animated film produced by McG-Media, had its Lincoln Center World Premiere at the Walter Reade Theater during the New York Jewish Film Festival sponsored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Jewish Museum. The film features the work of Archie Rand and his book “The 613” and was executive produced by Rabbi Dan Ain at Because Jewish.

FSG on Letterman!

David Letterman and Paul Schaffer did a five minute segment on The Freshman Survival Guide. Check out the video.

Bill McGarvey — “You Are Starving”

Using a ring video doorbell camera and spotlight cameras, Bill uses real-life residential surveillance footage–a fact of 21st century life–to build an unusual and emotional short film.

Bill McGarvey’s Beautiful Mess Show

Mixing songs, stories, graphic comics, photos and video, Beautiful Mess is an autobiographical mixed-media show about the intersection of pop culture and belief that Bill has been doing at colleges across the United States. Bill McGarvey's Beautiful Mess Show

TwoHorsemen — The Four Horsemen

Metallica's "The Four Horsemen" acoustic cover

Valentine Smith — Katie’s A No-Show video

Valentine Smith made a video of "Katie's A No-Show" for their debut album Back on Earth. Both the album and the single received rave reviews from outlets ranging from the New York Times and the Washington Post to Billboard. The video was directed by Miles Barken and was featured on video outlets around the US,…

Tell Your Mother Video Trailer

A video medley of Bill McGarvey and the Good Thieves taken from the former Valentine Smith frontman’s solo debut Tell Your Mother (Thievery Records). Bill McGarvey Tell Your Mother Medley

Bill McGarvey — “I Call Your Name”

200,000 views on FB! I wrote this song, “I Call Your Name” for a memorial mass for college classmates who had passed away.

TwoHorsemen — You’ve Got Another Thing Coming

TwoHorsemen From a remote, secure, undisclosed location in nj... (cinematography by anthony santella) Judas Priest’s “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming”

Bill McGarvey — “Stay So Close”

Animated short directed by Bill and Stella Rosen, based on the song he wrote and produced.

Bill McGarvey — “Robyn with a Why?”

Directed & Edited by Bill McGarvey Cinematography: Anthony Santella Animation: “200” by Vincent Collins.

Bill McGarvey — “Broken Lullaby”

Bill McGarvey -- "Broken Lullaby" Award-winning animated short directed by Bill and Stella Rosen based on his song, co-written with Ed Seifert. Selected by over 30 film festivals from Los Angeles, New York and Liverpool to Manchester, Milan and Australia.

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