Michael Gaston is the Chief Executive Officer of Cut, a leading creator of native digital video content for distribution via YouTube, Facebook, and other publishers. He has been instrumental in producing the most innovative and spreadable videos for a digital-first audience. Prior to Cut, Gaston was the Creative Director for Super Frog Saves Tokyo (SFST), a video production studio based in Seattle. He was in charge of exploring emerging video models and methods of viral storytelling to advance principles of predictive virality. He previously served as a Senior Video Producer at Stripes39 and Video Production Manager for CBS Radio Seattle.
His work has been featured in everything from The Wall Street Journal to TMZ, and his most recent projects include The Primary Instinct, a feature length concert film distributed by FilmBuff starring Stephen Tobolowsky, and the 100 Years of Beauty series which was featured at TED. Gaston has also worked in contracts, logistics, and supply chain management as a Buyer for Boeing’s Major Structures department, and as the director for Rogue Scholar, a not-for-profit think tank he co-founded in 2010. Gaston graduated from the University of Washington with a his Bachelor's degree in English and currently resides in the greater Seattle area.