One of the first designers ever hired by Lucasfilm Licensing to retro-design the Star Wars galaxy in 1992.
Gossett was only 23 years old when his radical concept drawing of a ‘double-bladed lightsaber’ was presented to and approved by George Lucas. Seven years later, this design would be made famous as Darth Maul’s signature weapon in The Phantom Menace, and forever broaden the idea of what a lightsaber might be.
Bringing this same unique talent to bear when designing characters and weapons across the entertainment industry, Gossett’s character and concept designs have been utilized by such visionaries as Weta workshop’s Richard Taylor, Peter Jackson, and Tim Burton (under direct supervision of the legendary Ken Ralston) for Disney’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’.
His videogame career began at Activision on the PSX. He quickly moved from concept design into a one man cinematics department, writing, storyboarding, directing (and voice directing) across several Activision titles.
Since then, he has designed for Sega, Namco, Microsoft and others. His most recent game was as a Story Artist for Activision’s flagship franchise Call of Duty.
Moving to live action directing in 2009, Gossett’s first film, ONLY CHILD, won the prestigious ECA award from the ICG (Local 600) and played at premiere festivals worldwide. Eager to get some sci-fi on his reel, he directed and co-wrote the controversial Star Trek fan film, PRELUDE TO AXANAR, that featured as many professionals behind the camera as it did beloved Trek actors in front. Gossett’s production team, Metamorfic Pictures, assembled a team including several OSCAR and EMMY winners, and supplied the expertise and production ability that defined the look and quality of that short film.
Gossett’s ongoing project, The Red Star, has sold over a million units worldwide, was voted among the “Top 100 graphic novels of all time” by Wizard magazine, and is currently in development for television by show runner Ashley E. Miller (who wrote THOR for Marvel, XMEN: FIRST CLASS for Fox.)
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