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Brian began his career producing low-budget horror films for Full Moon Entertainment in Romania where he worked on over twenty late-night cable classics including the never-critically acclaimed “Beach Babes from Beyond” and “Subspecies II – the Bloodlust” where he diligently studied the various styles of how best to film topless women being chased by fire breathing, chain saw wielding, two headed puppets.
Returning to Los Angeles he began working on some of the biggest (and most forgotten) commercial campaigns, music videos and TV shows of what we now call the internet boom. Anyone remember Compuserve, The Jenny McCarthy Show, and Michael Jackson’s infamous $8 Million music video HIStory? (Brian is still hounded by the tabloids about his rumored affair with Lisa Marie Presley)
Brian’s producing career led him to work with some of the spot industry’s biggest names (and large ego’s) where he began to understand that the Director’s job on a commercial really is to be the craftsman’s hands that help bring an agency’s idea to Life. With the counsel of one of the very director’s he was producing for, he wrote, produced & directed his first spec spot for Airwalk Snowboards, which ran during the Winter X-Games.
Brian has never looked back and has been directing T.V. commercials and promo’s for the last 7 years for Ameren, ESPN, GMC, Schwabb, Petco, Spectracide, E*Trade Miller Lite, Alabama Power , SouthWest Air and Ohio Lottery to name a few.
Brian has also just completed his first award winning, feature length documentary, “Conversations with Steve Dolben” The film is about a mother’s journey through her son’s addiction and what it takes to pull your self up by the bootstraps, jump into life and tell the truth, and most recently screened at the Chinese Mann Theater. In Hollywood, CA.
In his spare time, Brian 80’s is a stand-up comic having performed at the Hollywood Improv & Comedy Store, Gotham in NYC, the Comedy Castle in Detroit and is currently studying at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in Los Angeles.
He is currently penning his first novel “I’ll Eat Worms with You.”