Ady Gil - Principal

Founding partner Ady Gil started American Hi Definition with Erez Ram in 1992 in the garage of his home in Northridge, California, using his 1965 Chevy Impala with an attached trailer as the first delivery vehicle. Eighteen years and hundreds of shows later, AHD has become one of the most successful companies in Hollywood.

Their first project was the motion picture "True Lies" where they provided the process photography - or film backgrounds as it is also known. When Academy Awards show director Jeff Margolis saw the work they did on film, he knew he wanted AHD to be a part of the next Oscars broadcast - and the rest, as they say, is history.

Passionate about the environment, Ady, an early-adopter of electric car technology and instrumental in AHD's rooftop installation of what is one of the largest solar panel arrays in Los Angeles, has become an internationally-recognized environmentalist and philanthropist. In 2009, he donated the ocean defense vessel Ady Gil to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for use in patrolling the Antarctic ocean in search of illegal whaling vessels.

The Ady Gil is a one-of-a-kind 76' catamaran which currently holds the world record for circumnavigating the globe (then christened Earthrace) at 60 days, 23 hours, 49 minutes.

Ady Gil, Co-founder of American Hi Definition