About Glad

Hello, my name is Dereje. But you can call me Glad. 


I have a passion for film and photography.

It all started when I was growing up in Ethiopia, I constantly had a running film reel in my head. It was full of images, beauty, nature, and reflections on the ebb and flow of life. I always dreamed of one day being able to turn these images into something tangible. It wasn't until 2012 that I stumbled into a videography workshop and held a camera for the first time. From that point on my life took a turn. I've had the opportunity to work with incredibly talented filmmakers on a variety of projects such as short films, promotion, documentaries and more. I received my Bachelors degree in Film and Media in 2015 and that same year moved from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with my wife to Bangor, Pennsylvania.  

I would Love To work with you on your next project!




I have experience working on a variety of projects including short films, promotional videos and advertisements, weddings, music videos, documentaries and more. I live and breathe film and photography it's my passion and my obsession! 



I have years of experience as a photographer and I usually assist Glad and second shoot on projects. I also do most of the correspondence with clients, if you email us at info@gladfilms.com you will usually get to talk with me! I am an artist at my core and a yoga teacher.