Filmmaker in Frankfurt, Germany
Brian is a filmmaker, artist, writer, and educator. He began making films in 1995, and has served as director, writer, cinematographer, editor, composer, and actor on over 85 films since then. His latest film as writer/director, Double Negative, was released in 2015 under the auspices of a film collective he co-formed called The 3x3 Project.
He has also been involved in photography since childhood, growing up in the darkroom under the tutelage of his father and grandfather, both avid amateur photographers. His work has been exhibited and collected worldwide, and published in the New York Times, Time Out, the Village Voice, on book covers for Simon and Schuster, Hyperion, Doubleday, and others.
He served as the founding chair of the photography department of New York Film Academy 2010-2014, where he also taught filmmaking workshops around the world. He has also served as a spokesperson for Canon, for whom he wrote and acted in a series of photography tutorials.
His first book on photography, 30-Second Photography, was published by Ilex Press in 2014. His second book will be published in 2016.
Prior to his career as a filmmaker, Brian was a professional musician, performing and recording albums for London and Sony Records with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and innumerable forgotten 80s rock bands as a pianist and vocalist. He received his undergraduate degree from from Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating Summa Cum Laude.