An experienced international and award winning film-maker Gary trained at the National Film and TV School graduating with BAFTA nominated short The Unkindest Cut. His first feature film Leon the Pig Farmer won numerous awards and is still regarded as a defining UK Jewish Comedy that appealed to a global audience. His next 2 British films were Solitaire for 2 and Stiff Upper Lips before moving to the US to direct The Bachelor for New Line Cinema. He subsequently returned to the UK and set up Magnet Films with Sir David Frost. After making family comedy Bob The Butler with Tom Greene and Brooke Shields, he made In Your Dreams with Dexter Fletcher and Linda Hamilton. In 2016 he wrote and directed his first play NotMoses in London's West End. He also made improvisation football comedy United We Fall, before writing and directing a psychological drama/thriller The Unseen which in 2019 was released in the US as Amaurosis. His latest work is a 6 part sitcom HAPLESS - a return to the style of comedy of his first film Leon the Pig Farmer. HAPLESS streamed on Netflix from November 2021. Series 2 was shot in 2022 starring Tim Downie, Jeany Spark, Josh Howie and Mike Fenton Stevens.
He also served as Executive Producer on In the Hands of the Gods
Ever since Don’t Look Now (1973), marriages fractured by grief over the loss of a child have been rather overused in horror-suspense films – usually, just to give characters some relationship wheels to spin until they are haunted (The Changeling, 1979) or attacked by psychopaths (Vacancy, 2007). Gary Sinyor’s The Unseen works harder on this underpinning, disguising itself as a study of upper-middle-class family trauma for about half its running time, before venturing very politely into slasher-stalker territory