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Brian is an award-winning documentary storyteller based in Brooklyn, NY. In the past year, he has been editing the forthcoming documentary DEATH & TAXES from director Justin Schein. He also edited the recent POV documentary BRIEF TENDER LIGHT from director Arthur Musah about the experiences of four African students at MIT, as well as the latest feature doc from Robert Greenwald titled BEYOND BARS about progressive DA Chesa Boudin and his imprisoned parents.


Brian has also edited episodes of the Netflix series Explained, a character-driven CNN doc Super Reviewers, multiple episodes of the Max docuseries Take Out with Lisa Ling, and an episode of PBS' docuseries Artbound.

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.

Similarly, he has directed a trio of documentary portraits of NYC-based visual artists for PBS' Art21 that have been recognized well: Azikiwe Mohammed Is a Guy Who Makes Stuff (Vimeo Staff Pick), Jes Fan In Flux (Vimeo Staff Pick), and Doreen Garner Sculpts Our Trauma (Best Documentary and Best of the Fest at Humboldt International Film Festival).

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 supervised numerous projects including the Emmy-winning interactive documentary Reeducated about secret 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 geek culture podcast Confidently Wrong

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