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We are here to shape the culture of tomorrow

lilDRAGON is a Nashville video production company made of creatives inspired by unique challenges, who absolutely love storytelling and the production process. We’ve written, produced and directed videos of every length, style and type—feature films, music videos, TV ads, TV shows, and more. We believe our very best work comes when we are given the room to be creative. This team is made up of some talented folks with things like degrees, ideas, and bellies full of fire.


Gabe McCauley

Originally from West Virginia (yes that is a separate state from Virginia) founded the company after graduating from MTSU. His background stems from theater and making back yard movies.  You’ll recognize him from his five finger shoes and leather man bag.  Also worth noting, Gabe recently directed the film Heaven Bound and is the host and director of the series Reconnecting Roots now airing on PBS nationwide.


Joel McAfee

Comes from Arkansas (the other West Virginia) and currently resides in Bowling Green, KY.  Joel and his wife Katie have 3 children, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 2 free kittens (please use the contact page if you’re interested).  Graduating from WKU with a degree in TV & Film Production, Joel produces results and brings brains to the business operations.  You’ll recognize Joel by his Arkansas Razorback paraphernalia and his preference of shaving irregularly.


Nick Nichols

Hails from Northern California but has an affinity for camouflage like only a proper Southerner should.  Nick is the swiss army knife of lilDRAGON, the one that includes the toothpic and ball point pen.  An Editor, Grip, AC, Camera Operator,  producer, and quite the proficient MOVI & jib operator.  When he isn’t capturing countless hours of RAW footage he enjoys eating everything in sight.


Wesley Vis

lilDRAGON’s foreign exchange student from the Netherlands. Comes in every morning and edits our projects. We don’t know if he realizes he’s not getting paid.


Ryan Estabrooks

Ryan is a writer, director, animator, and composer who’s been making films since they were a junior high kid with a camcorder. They created a web series for Nickelodeon called "Super Fine Rewind", worked with SYFY, WarnerMedia and Dallas Cowboys among others. They’re also obsessed with music festivals and tries to get us to go to Bonnaroo every year.


Kelli Coyne

Originally from Michigan, Kelli and her family now reside in Columbia, TN. Although she has a few fancy and noteworthy degrees from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, her most valuable tool is her ability to make to-do lists like it's nobody's business. When not helping to coordinate productions, she's spending time with her wonderful husband and homeschooling her amazingly talented children.


Mandy McCauley

Mandy McCauley is a composer, writer, and supervisor of music.  Her interests include making music, making the world a better place, being a better person, and figuring out the meaning of life. All of which are progressive revelations. 


Jeremy Gonzales

Jeremy Gonzales' career is a product of his passion for photography and storytelling. His 17 year career includes several award winning short films, commercials, and music videos. The Odds is Jeremy's third feature film in the last year, having previously shot Heaven Bound and Clarissa's War.

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