A seventh generation Californian. Benjamin's focus is creating media with the clear intent to elevate and unify people from all walks of life. Starting his career in Casting for Michael Mann's Collateral starring Tom Cruise. Gerry worked in Casting for projects that generated an Academy Award and well over a Billion dollars in the box office. Project's such as Miami Vice, Beauty Shop, Hustle and Flow and Guess Who, among others. Mr. Gerry also serves as CEO of Avery Productions, a film fund that finances commercial, meaningful, and inspiring projects. He executive produced the 2016 Sundance hit Outlaws and Angels, the multi award and multi festival winner documentary, Mully. He also served as associate producer on the viral sensation doc Sirius, and the theatrically released Western entitled Hickok which debuted at Cannes in 2017.