Emmy Award Winning Director/Writer
After graduating from the Univ. of Georgia (where he also played on the Bulldogs S.E.C. championship basketball team) with a degree in Film, Owen moved to Atlanta to pursue his dreams of becoming a filmmaker. Soon after, TNT asked him to helm as well as write a campaign for the NFL on TNT. Owen went on to serve as Associate Creative Director for Sports Promotion for TNT, where he continued to turn out work for the NFL and NBA. While at Turner, Owen coined the phrase “Win.Or Go Home” for the NBA Playoffs.
In 2004, Owen formed State Line Films where he has directed projects for numerous advertising agencies and television networks. Brands like Delta Airlines, Coors, Mercedes-Benz, Jeep, Mastercard, Home Depot, Johnson & Johnson, KFC, Wild Turkey, Geico, Pizza Hut, M64, Chick Fil A and numerous others have called on Owen to helm spots for their products. Network clients include TNT, TBS, ESPN, Discovery, TLC, Disney Channel, CW, Animal Planet, Nat Geo, HGTV and Food Network.
Owen also directed and Exec. Produced “My Manny”, a 40 episode Micro-Series airing on TBS, and “Gillian in Georgia”, which aired 10 episodes on TBS.
Owen, who is represented by manager Marti Blumenthal, also has two feature projects in development: MONEY, LOVE (adapted by Owen from Brad Barkley’s acclaimed novel) and SIGNING DAY, a comedy written by Owen about the crazy world of big time college football recruiting.