Brian is a documentary storyteller based in Brooklyn, NY. He has edited and/or shot short documentary and documentary-style films for The New Yorker, Field of Vision, Vox Media, Wall Street Journal Studios, Hearst, All Def Media, and PBS' Art21.
He has also made video content for a number of non-profits and political campaigns, most notably the 2012 Obama campaign and Democratic National Convention, MoveOn.org, and Global Citizen.
His most recent short documentary Doreen Garner Sculpts Our Trauma, a portrait of the titular artist, won Best Documentary and Best of the Fest at Humboldt International Film Festival 2018. His first short documentary Why We Rise about the struggles of undocumented youth in NYC, won Best Social Issue Documentary at CAAMFest 2014. His second short documentary 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 is currently editing the feature documentary One Day I Too Go Fly about the lives of four African students at MIT.
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 has also studied documentary filmmaking at the School for Visual Arts, the Downtown Community Television Center, and UnionDocs, and is a member of the Diverse Filmmakers Collective, the Brooklyn Documentary Collective, and the Video Consortium.
Brian humbly acknowledges that this brief bio is a glorified list of name-dropping.