Born and raised in Western New York State, Brian currently lives in New York City. He is an experienced communications professional with demonstrated success in film publicity.
Brian has had the great honor to collaborate with Thessa Mooij of Silversalt PR this year on several projects. They recently handled press together for DocPoint NYC Finnish Documentary Festival and Paula van der Oest's BLACK BUTTERFLIES, which was in the World Narrative Competition of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and won the award for Best Actress, Carice van Houten.
In 2011, Brian has also represented Alexandra Roxo's award-winning MARY MARIE (Best Cinematography, Brooklyn Film Festival), as well as James Dirschberger's acclaimed documentary, HONEST MAN: THE LIFE OF R. BUDD DWYER. Brian also handled social media for the Tribeca Best Documentary Award winner, BOMBAY BEACH.
Earlier in 2011, Brian was the publicist for the 4th annual Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking (http://www.cinemaeyehonors.com/). He previously worked as the Press Liaison for DOC NYC (http://www.docnyc.net/), and as the Publicist for the Royal Flush Festival (http://royalflushfestival.com/). He has also represented filmmaker Michael Stever ("Saturday Nightmares: The Ultimate Horror Expo of All Time!") and BigVisionEmptyWallet.com.
After wondering what to do with the notes he took at film panel discussions, Brian founded The Film Panel Notetaker in 2005. What began as a simple blog has blossomed into one of the industry’s foremost resources for independent film and documentary discussions. Visit The Film Panel Notetaker at http://thefilmpanelnotetaker.com/.
Metropolitan College of New York
SUNY College at Brockport (Brockport, NY)