Born in Belfast, Brian is the author of eight stage plays for young people, fourteen feature-length screenplays and has also written documentaries and educational material for radio, television, video and new media.
Brian’s first screenplay, BILLY'S RUN, was made into an independent feature (1132 PLEASANT STREET) by Edmonton's Blue Sky Productions. His film noir drama LIES LIKE TRUTH (Gumboot Productions, Victoria) won CHUM TV’S 2003 Reel Edge Project, was the subject of the 13-part national TV series GOOD TO GO, and premiered at the 2005 Victoria Film Festival. DREAMS OF FLIGHT (Gold Star Productions, Vancouver), a dance documentary he co-wrote with Jason Bourque, won a 2008 B.C. Leo Award as Best Arts Documentary.
For APOCALYPSE…WHEN? (Asterisk Productions, Victoria), a five-part VISION TV series about the origins, implications and repercussions of Doomsday thinking, Brian was nominated for the 2013 B.C. Leo Award for Screenwriting (Documentary Program or Series). This was followed in 2014 by two more nationally televised documentaries for Asterisk: PATRICK, PAGANS AND PARTY ANIMALS - The Amazing Legacy of St. Patrick of Ireland, and THE FANTASTIC LOGIC OF ETERNITY.
TRUNK (Chiaro Productions), an independent feature Brian co-wrote with Keith Digby and Martin de Valk, premiered at the 2015 Victoria Film Festival (Industry Works, Distributor.) The same creative trio is now developing the second in their series of “claustrophobic thrillers”, another taut exercise in suspense they’ve titled CONTAINER.
Brian has just completed a new Asterisk doc (HELL: A SURVIVOR’S GUIDE) to be broadcast nationally in 2016 on Canada’s Vision-Zoomer TV; a Pilot for a new crime/thriller TV series, co-written with British author Ian David Noakes (KILLING TIME); and is working on a feature-length historical adventure/drama for Chiaro Productions about the first Everest expedition and the man who found “the door to the mountain” (WHEELER).
Sometime in the not-too-distant future, Brian hopes to get back to work on a new script of his own, a time-travel thriller he’s calling TWICE.