I grew up in the small town of Grand Marais, Minnesota. As a child I fell in love with the art of film. I also developed a love of music and theater. I spent 7 years (Late 2004-Early 2012) as a radio personality on WTIP, Producing and hosting the show Rock Revived (formally Metal Maniacs) and guest appearing on several shows on the station. Winning producer of the year in 2006. I also spent 2 years (2005-2006) lighting and sound mixing for the local play house. After that, I move 2 hours away to the town of Duluth, Minnesota. Here I turned my focus back to film, founding an independent production company Death Calm Studios the summer of 2011. With the help of a dedicated crew, I have turned Death Calm into a respected local studio. Helping assist on many films and productions that come to the greater Minnesota area, as well as produce our own in house productions.
Name: Brandon Cole
Lives in: Duluth, Minnesota
Company: Death Calm Studios
Occupation: Assistant Director, Director, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter and Special Effects Technician
Unique traits: Quick Thinking Makes Managing Films Easy
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Film (Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Based on a true unsolved ecological mystery, thousands of hideously deformed frogs have turned up in the waters of Minnesota. As seen through the eyes of a one hit wonder single-mother and her 11-year old son, a small town struggles with the unknown when the deadly mutations move beyond the ponds.
What Doesen't Kill You, Makes You Wander
Film (Short and Western) Director In this post-apocalyptic western, a woman re accounts her childhood by campfire light. The film was produced by Death Calm Studios for the 2016 Minneapolis 48 hour film festival.
Film (Drama, Family and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew A 12-year-old girl being raised within a matriarchal household is taken through the right of passage of killing a deer for the first time. Expectations dissolve into chaos, and Florence finds herself alone, relying on instinct and training to follow through with her decisions, pull herself together, and face becoming an adult in the North American wilderness. Written by Karl Jacob
No Blood of Mine
Film (Mystery) Miscellaneous Crew Victoria, a smart and pretty girl from a poor neighborhood in Duluth, accepts a loan from a North Dakota gangster to keep her Williston trucking firm afloat. When the business fails, she takes off for home under the cover of darkness only to be tracked down by the gangster and kidnapped. Forced to make a choice, Victoria must decide between joining the gangster or face incriminating evidence linking her to her wealthy Father's murder. Written by Wesley Ellenwood
The Great Christmas Light Fight
Television (Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew Four families will compete each week to transform their homes for the holidays in just 21 days.
Bump in the Night: A Horror Haiku
Film (Short and Horror) Director This 17 second horror haiku shows a girl in bed, troubled in the middle of the night. The film was made by Death Calm Studios for a 2014 contest.
The Dark Room
Film (Short and Horror) Director Supernatural Horror. A man unknowingly unleashes a dark entity from an old camera. This film is a re-imagining of the foreign film Lot 254 and the second student film by writer/director Brandon Cole. It is also the first official release by Death Calm Studios since changing their name from Charboneau Productions six months earlier.
What Do You Wanna Do?
Film (Short and Horror) Director A psychological horror film about a girl wrestling with her own schizophrenic demons. The film was commissioned by Samantha Lovold and is a twisted take on the script from writer Brandon Leno. It is the third student film from director Brandon Cole, who agreed to assist Lovold on the project after their previous collaboration on The Dark Room. Written by Brandon Cole
The Trail of Terror
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Of Man and Monster
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Film (Short and Horror) Director A psychological, suspense horror film meant to loosely mimic elements of the film Halloween. It is the first student film from writer/director Brandon Cole. The film was originally released on October 31st 2012 under Charboneau Productions. The film was re-released 2 years later after Cole officially changed Charboneau Productions to Death Calm Studios in late 2013. Written by Brandon Cole
WTIP Producer Of The Year
Lake Superior College