The son of a surveyor and who never went to film school (though studied the work of many movies throughout his life), Gidlow began filmmaking in 2009 after creating a short 5-minute contest entry for YouTube's ProjectDirect. The seeds were planted then for what would become his first short film, "Victor James" (2011).
Gidlow created a few more short films, including "Uncivil" (2012). He took a break from the filmmaking world shortly thereafter, meeting his wife in 2014. He began working for World Tavern Entertainment, the US's leading bar promotions company, that same year and is still their Director of Marketing to this day.
Gidlow began work on his first TV series project titled "Camisado" in the spring of 2018. The pandemic pushed the project back into redevelopment, where Gidlow has begun additional work on a slate of various projects. He has sold two projects, both in development, and has helped with small investments in regional independent projects.
The film most influential for Gidlow's overall writing and directing approach is "Leon: The Professional". His other favorites and film influences include "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012), "Contact" (1997), "Star Trek" (with an emphasis on the TNG/DS9 universe), and "The Fugitive" (1993).