Bruce Branit

Bruce Branit

Lucamax Pictures
Director, Screenwriter and Visual Effects Supervisor

Prairie Village, Kansas

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February 2015
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About Bruce

When not developing my own projects, I write and direct branded content leveraging the visual effects capabilities of Branit FX which provides VFX on shows like Fringe, Person of Interest and the Flash. I made the short films 405 and World Builder as well as other recent viral videos. I have half a billion online views.

Credits

  • Westworld

    Westworld (2018)
    TV Series Visual effects

  • Lucid Engine

    Lucid Engine (2017)
    Film Director

  • The Perfect Note

    The Perfect Note (2016)
    Film Visual effects

  • State of the Union

    State of the Union (2015)
    Film (short) by Bruce Branit (Sci-Fi) Visual effects, Writer, Director, Producer The President of the United States delivers the news of the impending end of the world while under duress.

  • Gotcher

    Gotcher (2014)
    Film (short) by Bruce Branit (Horror) Visual effects, Writer, Director, Producer, Editor A secret support group meets to take back something stolen from them in childhood.

  • Almost Human

    Almost Human (2013 - 2014)
    Television by J.H. Wyman (Action, Crime, Drama and Sci-Fi) Visual effects In a not-so-distant future, human cops and androids partner up to protect and serve.

  • Believe

    Believe (2014)
    TV Series Visual effects

  • Star Wars: Big Red Bow

    Star Wars: Big Red Bow (2014)
    Video Writer

  • We the People

    We the People (2014)
    Film (short) by Aimee Larrabee (Documentary, Biography, Family and History) Animation department This powerful Giant Screen historical documentary is the story of America's founding documents and the people who wrote, shaped, and tested them.

  • Nailbiter

    Nailbiter (2013)
    Film by Patrick Rea (Horror) Visual effects This movie is about a mother (Alice Maguire) and her three daughters who are trying to get to the airport to pick up Mr Maguire, the daughter's father. But on the way there is a tornado warning and the trip starts to get too dangerous so they stop on the highway and run to a house to take shelter. Nobody answers the door so they all get in to the cellar to wait out the storm. But then they discover that there is somebody in the house above them, and then they become trapped in the cellar. But there's more to worry about than the impending storm, and their lives become endangered, by something that's not normal. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

  • Fringe

    Fringe (2010 - 2013)
    Television by Roberto Orci (Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects The FBI teams up with a formerly-institutionalized scientist - who was performing experiments on the fringe of real science - and his son to investigate weird crimes that are seemingly part of a larger pattern, and may be connected with a global company called Massive Dynamic. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

  • Person of Interest

    Person of Interest (2011 - 2013)
    Television by Jonathan Nolan (Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Visual effects A billionaire software-genius named Harold Finch creates a Machine for the government that is designed to detect acts of terror before they can happen, by monitoring the entire world through every cell-phone, email and surveillance camera. Finch discovered that the machine sees everything, potential terrorist acts and violent crimes that involve ordinary people. When the government considered violent crimes between normal people "irrelevant", Finch built a back door into the system that gives him the social security number of a person involved in a future violent crime so he could act. Partnered with John Reese, an ex-CIA agent, the two work in secret to prevent violent crimes before they can happen. Eventually their activities lead to being hunted by the New York Police Department, CIA Agents in pursuit of Reese who was listed as dead, a computer hacker named Root who wants access to the Machine, and government officials who want to keep all knowledge of the Machine a complete secret. Written by Jones

  • Revolution

    Revolution (2012 - 2013)
    Television by Eric Kripke (Action, Adventure, Drama and Sci-Fi) Visual effects Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without any modern technology, who can tell us why? Now, 15 years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet cul-de-sacs, and when the sun goes down lanterns and candles are lit. Life is slower and sweeter. Or is it? On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. And a young woman's life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously - and unbeknownst to her - had something to do with the blackout. This brutal encounter sets her and two unlikely companions off on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future. Written by NBC Publicity

  • Withered World

    Withered World (2013)
    Television (Comedy and Drama) Special effects An anthology series brought to you by different filmmakers contributing episodes set on the last day on Earth.

  • Undercovers

    Undercovers (2012)
    Television by Josh Reims (Action and Thriller) Visual effects Years into their retirement, a husband and wife team are re-activated as CIA agents.

  • Breaking Bad

    Breaking Bad (2010 - 2011)
    Television by Vince Gilligan (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Visual effects When chemistry teacher Walter White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given only two years to live, he decides he has nothing to lose. He lives with his teenage son, who has cerebral palsy, and his wife, in New Mexico. Determined to ensure that his family will have a secure future, Walt embarks on a career of drugs and crime. He proves to be remarkably proficient in this new world as he begins manufacturing and selling methamphetamine with one of his former students. The series tracks the impacts of a fatal diagnosis on a regular, hard working man, and explores how a fatal diagnosis affects his morality and transforms him into a major player of the drug trade. Written by WellardRockard, jackenyon

  • Outsourced

    Outsourced (2010 - 2011)
    Television by Robert Borden (Comedy) Visual effects Todd Dempsey works at American Novelty Company is in line to be the manager of the call center. But after attending a training seminar, he returns to discover that the Company decided to out source the call center to India. And if Todd wants to be the manager of the call center, he must move to India which he reluctantly does. And he has a hard time adjusting to their customs. And he has to deal with the assistant manager who wants to be manager, so he is doing everything to get rid of him. He meets another American assigned there, Charlie and an Australian whom he leans on. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

  • Hawaii Five-0

    Hawaii Five-0 (2010 - 2011)
    Television by Roberto Orci (Action, Crime and Drama) Visual effects Steve McGarrett comes to Hawaii to avenge his father's death but when the governor offers his own task force, he accepts. He picks up team members on the way, Danny Williams, the head detective on his father's case, Chin Ho Kelly, a former HPD Detective who was fired for accused corruption and McGarrett's father's old patrol partner, Kono Kalakaua, a Cadet at the Police Academy who's 1 week from graduating, and Captain Lou Grover, a former Chicago PD Head of SWAT.

  • Last Breath

    Last Breath (2010)
    Film by Ty Jones (Horror) Visual effects A husband and wife, whose marriage is built on shifting sand, find themselves imprisoned by a sadistic killer - forced to make choices that will ultimately determine their family's survival or demise.

  • Flashforward

    Flashforward (2010)
    Television by David S. Goyer (Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects After the entire world's population blacks out for approximately 2 minutes and 17 seconds, which in effect causes the entire world to see a glimpse of life 6 months into the future, an elite FBI task force is formed to investigate who/what caused the global blackout, whether the events foreseen were simply flashes or true events of what's to come, and whether or not it could possibly happen again... Written by Anonymous

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight (2007)
    Television by Trevor Munson (Drama, Fantasy, Horror and Thriller) Visual effects Over fifty years ago, Mick St. John was turned into a vampire. Now in modern Los Angeles, he is a private eye; working cases that often involve the undead. He uses his supernatural abilities to help mortals in need, a difficult task if he is to keep his own identity a secret. Mick's mentor is Josef, a powerful fellow vampire with many connections. One night, a case leads Mick to reporter Beth Turner, a beautiful human woman he feels bound to protect. But while he struggles with his romantic feelings towards Beth, he meets an enigmatic brunette who looks identical to his ex-wife Coraline --the woman who turned him into a vampire, a woman who was supposed to be dead... Written by L. Hamre

  • World Builder

    World Builder (2007)
    Film (short) by Bruce Branit (Romance and Sci-Fi) Visual effects, Writer, Director, Producer, Editor, Art director, Sound department A strange man builds a holographic world for the woman he loves.

  • Ghost Rider

    Ghost Rider (2007)
    Film by Mark Steven Johnson (Action, Fantasy and Thriller) Visual effects When the motorcyclist Johnny Blaze finds that his father Barton Blaze has a terminal cancer, he accepts a pact with the Mephistopheles, giving his soul for the health of his beloved father. But the devil deceives him, and Barton dies in a motorcycle accident during an exhibition. Johnny leaves the carnival, his town, his friends and his girlfriend Roxanne. Years later Johnny Blaze becomes a famous motorcyclist, who risks his life in his shows, and he meets Roxanne again, now a TV reporter. However, Mephistopheles proposes Johnny to release his contract if he become the "Ghost Rider" and defeat his evil son Blackheart, who wants to possess one thousand evil souls and transform hell on earth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories

    Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories (2006)
    TV Movie by Brian James Egen (Biography, Drama, History and War) Visual effects Legendary writer Ambrose Bierce was known to be brilliant, cantankerous and romantic in all his life's passions, and was revered as one of the top storytellers of the late 19th Century. In 1890, he presented his recently published collection of Civil War Stories to novelist Gertrude Atherton and fledgling young publisher William Randolph Hearst during an infamous meeting in Sonol, California. This meeting sets the forum for the presentation of three of Bierce's most popular stories including "One Kind Of Officer", "Story Of A Conscience" and "An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge." This acclaimed collection features epic battle sequences, deeply conflicted drama and the signature "surprise endings" that characterized most of the short stories by Ambrose Bierce. Written by MajorFilms@aol.com

  • The Evil Inside

    The Evil Inside (2006)
    Film (short) by John McGrath (Horror) Visual effects

  • Surface

    Surface (2006)
    Television by Josh Pate (Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects What do naval officers in the South Antarctic Sea, a family in Wilmington, N.C., the oceanographic institute in Monterey, and fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico all have in common? They're all about to be the first to meet a new form of sea life -- it's beautiful, the kids may even want to play with it, and it likes to make the water warm. But what they don't know yet is that they are on the verge of a world disaster. "Surface" is a series full of continuously evolving twists that deliver across several long-term arcs. Written by Anonymous

  • King Kong

    King Kong (2005)
    Film by Peter Jackson (Action, Adventure, Drama and Romance) Visual effects Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location; Skull Island. But he still needs to find a leading lady. This 'soon-to-be-unfortunate' soul is Ann Darrow. No one knows what they will encounter on this island and why it is so mysterious, but once they reach it, they will soon find out. Living on this hidden island is a giant gorilla and this beast now has Ann is its grasps. Carl and Ann's new love, Jack Driscoll must travel through the jungle looking for Kong and Ann, whilst avoiding all sorts of creatures and beasts. But Carl has another plan in mind. Written by Film_Fan

  • Serenity

    Serenity (2005)
    Film by Joss Whedon (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects In the future, a spaceship called Serenity is harboring a passenger with a deadly secret. Six rebels on the run. An assassin in pursuit. When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an awesome action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything - or anyone - to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

  • The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D

    The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)
    Film by Robert Rodriguez (Action, Adventure, Family and Fantasy) Visual effects Dreamer Max, ridiculed by his classmates, conjures up his perfect dreamworld...the Planet Drool. But his dream is more powerful than even he suspects, and his favourite dream super-heroes, Sharkboy and Lavagirl, materialise on Earth. They need help from Max. All is not well in Max's dreamworld. An alien intelligence is interfering and darkness threatens his beloved Planet Drool. Is it true, as Sharkboy and Lavagirl say, that only Max, the powerful dreamer, can stop it? Max takes off on a wild and dangerous journey to the fantastic Planet Drool with Sharkboy and Lavagirl. Can they discover the source of the danger? Will they be able to stop it in time? Written by Yaalaast

  • Sin City

    Sin City (2005)
    Film by Robert Rodriguez (Crime and Thriller) Visual effects Four tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller's popular comics, focusing around a muscular brute who's looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie, a man fed up with Sin City's corrupt law enforcement who takes the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile, and a hitman looking to make a little cash. Written by Tom Benton

  • A Dirty Shame

    A Dirty Shame (2004)
    Film by John Waters (Comedy) Visual effects Middle-aged, sexually repressed Sylvia Stickles is the subject of this John Water's film, set in North Baltimore. She refuses to have sex with her husband, Vaughn Stickles, and keeps her overly-endowed daughter, Caprice, locked in her room, while she serves home detention for moral depravity charges. Sylvia, together with her mother Big Ethel, lead a group calling themselves "neuters" that promotes decency on Harford Road. When Sylvia is accidentally hit on the head by a lawnmower hanging out of a passing pick-up truck, however, her sexual behavior is changed completely from prude to prostitute. She meets the sex addicted sexual healer Ray Ray Perkins, becoming his twelfth apostle of sex in a journey of pleasure and orgasm. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Myopia

    Myopia (2004)
    Film (short) by Bruce Branit (Comedy) Writer, Director, Producer Bob starts his lawn mower in front of his two-story suburban house. Suddenly, he notices a small "BOB" emblem in the lower-right-hand corner of his vision. He shakes his head and rubs his eyes. It continues. He runs in the house, stares in the mirror, and applies an eye wash. Now he also sees a time and temperature box. He bangs his head on a tree limb, and a crawl appears with news about Bob. He runs to an eye clinic, but the clinician can find nothing wrong. Now, live updates are appearing on the left side of his vision. Will anything get rid of this visual plague? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Install

    Install (2003)
    Film (short) by Bruce Branit (Comedy) Visual effects, Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer Fred Anderson's car stalls on an abandoned dirt-track road in the high desert. He's frustrated. He yells at God. He thinks about suicide and rejects it. He leaves the car, slamming the door behind him and stomping away, still yelling at God. He turns and is shocked to see a large screen behind him offering to install "life." He accepts, and, like a computer program, takes him through a series of prompts. He chooses features such as "love" and "wealth." The program starts its download and Fred exalts. Is life finally in store for him? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Star Trek: Enterprise

    Star Trek: Enterprise (2003)
    Television by Brannon Braga (Action, Adventure, Drama and Sci-Fi) Visual effects The year is 2151. Earth has spent the last 88 years since learning how to travel faster than the speed of light studying under the wisdom of their alien ally called the 'Vulcans'. Now, the first crew of human explorers sets out into deep space on a ship called the 'Enterprise' to see what is beyond our solar system.

  • Buzz

    Buzz (2002)
    Film (short) by Bruce Branit Visual effects, Writer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer A journey seen through the hexagonal vision of a buzzing insect. The insect is in a park where a solitary dog sits. The insect buzzes toward the dog, then flies around it, taking in various vantages. Then, it flies closer. Bug bites dog? Dog bites bug? The journey, it seems, is only half completed. Where does it end? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

    Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)
    Film by Steve Oedekerk (Action and Comedy) Visual effects Kung Pow: Enter the Fist is a movie within a movie, created to spoof the martial arts genre. Writer/director Steve Oedekerk uses contemporary characters and splices them into a 1970s kung-fu film, weaving the new and old together. As the main character, The Chosen One, Oedekerk sets off to avenge the deaths of his parents at the hands of kung-fu legend Master Pain. Along the way, he encounters some strange characters, one of which is a cow trained in the martial arts. Written by kem

  • Chad Kroeger Feat. Josey Scott: Hero

    Chad Kroeger Feat. Josey Scott: Hero (2002)
    Video Special effects

  • G-Saviour

    G-Saviour (2000)
    TV Movie by Graeme Campbell (Action, Drama and Sci-Fi) Visual effects It's the year UC 0223. With the Earth Federation collapsed, a new govenment has risen: The Congress of Settlement Nations (CONSENT). This new government tries to cover up the discovery of a new enzyme that could change humankind by feeding millions of who are starving to death. However, a rebel group led by Mark Curran tries to prevent this from happening. Their only hope is their new secret weapon: The G-Saviour (Gundam Saviour). Written by fml_lopez

  • Bounce

    Bounce (2000)
    Film by Don Roos (Drama and Romance) Visual effects Buddy (Affleck) has just signed an airline in Chicago as a big client, but is ironically delayed at the airport waiting for a flight to LA on that same airline. He meets fellow passenger Greg, who opts to be bumped, even though it means missing an activity with his older son. When the flight gets resumed, Buddy thinks he's doing a good deed by swapping tickets with Greg so he can get home to his son. Sadly, the flight crashes. Buddy conspires with his friend, the ticket agent that night, to take his name off the passenger list and put Greg's on. Once he's back in LA, his new client dictates that the company run a series of feel-good ads about the crash. Buddy feels very hypocritical, and completely loses it when the commercials win a Cleo. After going through re-hab, he decides he needs to check on Greg's widow. But he doesn't plan on falling in love with her. Written by Tony B

  • 405

    405 (2000)
    Film (short) by Jeremy Hunt (Comedy, Thriller and Action) Visual effects, Writer, Director, Producer, Actor It's a clear day in L.A.; a jumbo jet needs to make an emergency landing. The radio traffic reporter gets word that the police have cleared a two-mile stretch of the 405 freeway from the 118 to Victory. A young man in an SUV seems to have the road to himself when he looks into his rear view mirror and sees the jet about to land on top of him. He floors it, complications befall him, and he and the jet are on a collision course with the Little Old Lady from Pasadena, driving slowly in her Lincoln. Miracles can happen, and the old woman gets the last word. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1997 - 1999)
    Television by Michael Piller (Action, Adventure, Drama and Sci-Fi) Visual effects The stable wormhole discovered by the Deep Space Nine crew is known to the Bajoran people as the Celestial Temple of their Prophets. Sisko, as discoverer of the wormhole and its inhabitants, is therefore the Emissary of Bajoran prophesy. The wormhole's other end is in the Gamma Quadrant, halfway around the galaxy from Bajor. That section of space is dominated by the malevolent Dominion. The Dominion is led by the Changelings, the race of shapeshifters to which Odo belongs. As of the beginning of the sixth season, Cardassia has joined the Dominion, and together they are waging war on the Federation and their Klingon allies. The war is quickly becoming the most costly war ever for the Federation, and the Deep Space Nine crew must fight to protect their way of life. Written by Matthew D. Wilson <mdw1900@rit.edu>

  • Baywatch

    Baywatch (1998)
    Television by Douglas Schwartz (Action and Drama) Visual effects This long-running series follows the adventures of a team of lifeguards on a crowded resort beach. Veteran lifeguard Mitch Buchannon watches over the younger lifeguards that come and go with each passing season as they keep the beaches safe for vacationers. Frequently he must take action to save them from the raging seas and from the raging tempers that sometimes flare up between the young guards in this stressful job. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

  • The Devil's Advocate

    The Devil's Advocate (1997)
    Film by Taylor Hackford (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Visual effects Devil's Advocate thematically raises the preposition that 'is winning everything' in the legal profession.Does a lawyer commits the basic sin of Vanity if he believes his job is to win, as Kevin does. Further the movie in John Milton's trenchant speech questions the very notion of righteousness in the post-modern world. Milton's speech rips apart the whole discourse of religion when he presents the inherent contradiction of it. Kevin's dilemma reflects the modern man who accuses the circumstances for being what he is,the culture dominated by making money 'which build egos of the size of cathedral', the question is can one really call what one does 'freely-willed'?. The movie deals with these 'Hamltian questions' in a lawyer's mind. Written by amitbindal1857@gmail.com

  • Spawn

    Spawn (1997)
    Film by Mark A.Z. Dippé (Action and Horror) Visual effects An assassin named Al Simmons is double-crossed and murdered by his evil boss Jason Wynn. Al makes a deal with the devil and returns to earth as Spawn to see his wife. He is ordered by the devil's minion, The Clown, to kill Wynn. Wynn has made a deal with the clown too and is suppose to destroy the world with a deadly virus that will help start Armageddon and allow Hell to attack Heaven. Spawn must choose between Good & Evil. Written by Keith Haney <kbhaney@inconnect.com>

  • Titanic

    Titanic (1996)
    Television (Action, Drama, History and Romance) Visual effects, Animation department The plot focuses on the romances of two couples upon the doomed ship's maiden voyage. Isabella Paradine (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is a wealthy woman mourning the loss of her aunt, who reignites a romance with former flame Wynn Park (Peter Gallagher). Meanwhile, a charming ne'er-do-well named Jamie Perse (Mike Doyle) steals a ticket for the ship, and falls for a sweet innocent Irish girl on board. But their romance is threatened by the villainous Simon Doonan (Tim Curry), who has discovered about the ticket and makes Jamie his unwilling accomplice, as well as having sinister plans for the girl. Written by Anonymous

  • Sliders

    Sliders (1995)
    Television by Robert K. Weiss (Sci-Fi, Adventure and Fantasy) Visual effects Quinn Mallory, while working on an anti-gravity machine, accidentally creates a portal to a parallel universe. Eventually, his friends and an unwilling participant accidentally get stuck traveling among parallel worlds, trying to survive, and learning that sliding can lead to fatal results. Meanwhile, among many changes in their group, they try to rescue the multiverse from the Kromagg Dynasty. Written by Lee Jamilkowski

  • Alcatraz

    Alcatraz
    TV Series Visual effects

  • Pushing Daisies

    Pushing Daisies
    TV Series Visual effects

  • Brothers & Sisters

    Brothers & Sisters
    TV Series Visual effects

  • Lost

    Lost
    TV Series Visual effects

  • Star Trek: Voyager

    Star Trek: Voyager
    TV Series Visual effects

  • The Righteous Gemstones

    The Righteous Gemstones
    TV Serie Visual effects

  • Scalped

    Scalped
    TV Movi Visual effects

Awards

  • Prime Time Emmy Award Nomination - Breaking Bad - VFX
    (2012)

  • Visual Effects Society Award (VES) Nomination - Breaking Bad
    (2012)

  • Prime Time Emmy Award Nomination - Enterprise - VFX
    (2003)

  • Prime Time Emmy Award Nomination - Voyager - VFX
    (2000)

  • Prime Time Emmy Award Nomination - Voyager - VFX
    (2000)

  • Prime Time Emmy Award Nomination - Voyager - VFX
    (1999)

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