Producer Finley Wise graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley, with a year spent abroad at the graduate school of The Universitat de Barcelona and a double major in Spanish & Legal Studies. After a brief career crunching numbers in San Francisco's financial sector, Finley began producing full-time, enchanted by the collaborative spirit of filmmaking.
Finley’s earliest productions were short-form projects and music videos for UMG, Capitol Records, and EMI. His music video work quickly expanded into the commercial and narrative realms and, over the past decade+, Finley has produced an array of international content, helming productions from the remote deserts of Eastern Mexico to the jungles of Brazil and the giant urban landscapes of Singapore, Moscow, Tokyo and London. From YouTube’s epic Rewind series to campaigns for Oculus, Lenovo, Legendary, Microsoft, and Google, Finley has lead his casts and crews through rainstorms and heatwaves, Russian winters and Japanese summers, always centering his work around good creative, well-supported talent (both on-screen and off!), safe sets and collaborative partnerships.
In addition to speaking Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese, Finley enjoys conversing in all things Spanish fútbol (¡Visca al Barça!), beach runs with his supersonic whippet, Lola, good books, family, and 100% natural peanut butter. Finley currently serves as an Executive Producer at Meta.
SF Dance Film Festival - "AM/FM Co-Laboratory Film"