Brian Naughton

Brian Naughton

Director/Cinematographer/Editor at Cutters Studios
Director, Screenwriter, Editor, Videographer and Cinematographer

Chicago, Illinois

Member Since:
June 2016
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About Brian

Filmmaker - University of Iowa Alum - DePaul Cinema MFA Director, BAFTA Connect Member



  • The Christmas Pitch

    The Christmas Pitch (2021)
    Film Editor When two executives, Becca and William, at a top marketing firm in Chicago are sent to William's hometown of Kringle Lake to rediscover the spirit of Christmas - they begin to find it, and more, in each other.

  • Wake & Bake with Dom Brown

    Wake & Bake with Dom Brown (2021)
    Series (Documentary) Editor Cannabis enthusiasts, this one is for you. Host Dom Brown pierces the smoky veil of the cannabis world to explore how the perfect flower was able to gain an economic foothold in a country that still considers cannabis a Schedule 1 Drug.

  • One Woman Hamlet

    One Woman Hamlet (2021)
    Film Cinematographer/Editor One Woman Hamlet is a glimpse into the mind of Kate, the show's creator, which has been written over three and a half years, supervised by mental health professionals, and from the heart of a creative who has dealt with mental health struggles her whole life. The audience watches Shakespeare's Hamlet come to life anew and break the stigma surrounding mental health, with the use of loop stations, puppets, projections, and music.

  • Curbside Eats

    Curbside Eats (2021)
    Series Editor Family-friendly travel and food docuseries co-hosted by quirky traveler Maya Norman and Masterchef's Katrina Kozar as the two travel by RV exploring communities that sell curbside and carry-out meals.

  • Making Beethoven Proud

    Making Beethoven Proud (2018)
    Film (short) Director After losing his hearing in a bullying assault, a high school pianist is forced to live in a world without his most valued sense.

  • Love and Zombies

    Love and Zombies (2016)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department Cornered by the ravenous undead, a young couple take cheap shots at one another as they argue about the future of their relationship.

  • What Goes Up

    What Goes Up (2016)
    Film (Horror and Short) Director, Editor When a man wakes up in a mysterious place, he is forced to face his demons.

  • Between

    Between (2015)
    Film (Horror and Short) Camera and Electrical Department Kerry is working on her latest house flip when she begins hearing strange sounds from an unfinished space in the basement. As the sounds escalate to visions of a savagely beaten doppelgänger, Kerry finds her mind and life unraveling.

  • Nostalgic

    Nostalgic (2014)
    Film (Drama, Sci-Fi and Short) Camera and Electrical Department An aging scientist must decide whether to give in to early-onset dementia, or to take an experimental drug which locks him into his memories, unable to form new ones.

  • The Man Box

    The Man Box (2013)
    Film (Drama and Short) Director Erin and Elizabeth are having a girls night before Erin gets married. Elizabeth coaxes Erin to open her fiancés's lockbox to see what he may be hiding. Reluctant at first, Erin eventually gives in and what she discovers shocks her.

  • Man Mail

    Man Mail (2013)
    Film (Drama and Short) Director When Erin finds her fiance's private Gmail account the night before her wedding, she'll stop at nothing to find out what's inside.


  • Official Selection - Oneota Film Festival

  • Official Selection - River Bend Film Festival

  • Telly Award - Silver

  • Official Selection - Fargo Film Festival

  • Finalist - Independant Shorts Awards

  • Official Selection - Dam Short Film Festival

  • Official Selection - Golden Door International Film Festival

  • Official Selection - Fayetteville Film Fest

  • Official Selection - UK Film Review Festival

  • Official Selection - New York Science Fiction & Supernatural Film Festival

  • Horror Short Award - Blackbird Film Festival

  • Best Editing (Silver) - Los Angelos Horror Competition (Spring)

  • Best Horror Short: Genre Celebration Festival

  • Best Atmosphere - Independent Horror Movie Awards

  • Best Sound - Chicago Horror Festival

  • Best Short Film - Horror in the Hills

  • Best Sound - Horror in the Hills

  • Best Music - Horror in the Hills

  • Commendation - Red Ditch Halloween Film Festival

  • Best Director (Gold) - Los Angelos Horror Competition (Summer)

  • Best Original Score (Gold) - Los Angelos Horror Competition (Summer)

  • Best Cinematography (Platinum) - Los Angelos Horror Competition (Summer)

  • Best Editing (Platinum) - Los Angelos Horror Competition (Summer)

  • Official Selection - Hamilton Film Festival

  • Official Selection - Chicago Paranormal Film Festival

  • Official Selection - Lake Erie International International Film Festival

  • Official Selection - Bloodstained Indie Film Festival


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