ABOUT BRIAN

Brian is a documentary storyteller based in Brooklyn, NY. Most recently, he edited the upcoming feature documentary Beyond Bars: A Son's Fight for Justice about the life of San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin. He was also the supervising editor for the HBO Max series Take Out with Lisa Ling and an editor on season 3 of Netflix's Explained.

As a director, Brian's trio of documentary shorts exploring different aspects of immigration have screened at festivals across the country and earned several awards. His most recent short Keep Saray Home about refugee families coming together to fight deportation earned Best Documentary awards at Newburyport Doc Fest, Philadelphia Asian American Film Fest, and Seattle Asian American Film Fest. Why We Rise about the struggles of undocumented youth in NYC, won Best Social Issue Documentary at CAAMFest 2014. And The Lookout, which explores the refugee crisis in Greece through the eyes of a young volunteer, won a UN OCHA Special Recognition from the Conscious Good Humanitarian Film Festival 2016.

Brian was the former Senior Video Editor at The New Yorker magazine where he edited dozens of short documentaries helping to bring the brand's signature style to the screen. He also consulted on numerous projects including the Emmy-winning interactive documentary Reeducated about secrete detention camps in Xinjiang.

Brian has a masters degree in global communications from the American University of Paris and a bachelors in visual studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He's a Karen Schmeer Editing Fellow and a member of the Diverse Filmmakers Collective, A-Doc, Video Consortium, and the Alliance for Doc Editors.

Outside of filmmaking, Brian dances hip hop, collects board games, and co-hosts the nerd podcast Confidently Wrong