Brian Dilg

Brian Dilg

The Curious Otters
Director

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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About Brian

Brian is an American filmmaker based in Germany. He's served as director, writer, cinematographer, producer, editor, colorist, composer, and actor on over 90 fiction and non-fiction films since 1995. His award-winning film Double Negative was released in 2015 under the auspices of a film collective he co-formed called The 3x3 Project. He is the founder and CEO of The Curious Otters, a company providing film production services for narrative, documentary, television, music video, advertising, and industrial content internationally.

Videos

Credits

  • Lamentation

    Lamentation (2016)
    Film (Short and Music) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • The Exam

    The Exam (2015)
    Film (Short, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Cinematographer THE EXAM is a taut, contemporary, psychological thriller about a man whose promotion hinges on him taking a medical exam. After a home visit with his pregnant wife and six year old son present, he finds out that the medical examiner has a more insidious agenda. Written by William Speruzzi

  • Double Negative

    Double Negative (2015)
    Film (Comedy, Drama, Family and Short) Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor A stubborn twelve year old boy looking for answers to his father's mysterious death goes looking in the wrong back yard when he meets a foul-mouthed English teacher on a post-divorce bender.

  • The Minions

    The Minions (2014)
    Film (Short, Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Cinematographer William stands at the window telling Abigail his story of walking down 'the witches' path'. The unseen spectral Abigail taunts William suggesting that he walked down the path hoping to see her. William does not contradict her, but instead recalls that just as he thought he had made it past, 'and then the girls appeared'. As the story continues in flashback, William discovers two drunk girls - Sarah and the very wasted Katrina - who ask for his assistance. Seeing the helplessness of their situation, William decides to help walk the girls home. William is slowly drawn in by Katrina first by her mindlessly echoing of 'Love me' and then by her demanding a kiss. William gives her a kiss at first reluctantly and then more passionately at her urging. Abigail torments the conflicted William telling him that the girls are really minions of the witches. As the trio approach Katrina's apartment, Sarah can only watch in fear as William becomes more physically possessive of Katrina. Once inside ... Written by Joseph Fiorillo

  • In Montauk

    In Montauk (2012)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Cinematographer Julie Wagner has everything today's young woman thinks she wants: a successful husband who adores her, a baby on the way, a close circle of family and friends, and a career as a photographer that is about to take off. So why is she alone in Montauk in the middle of December? During the cold, stark days, Julie throws herself into capturing her artistic vision for an upcoming solo show, yielding works of deep passion and instinct; at night, she restlessly taps away at her computer, plagued by uncertainty about the impending trajectories of her life. When a prickly but brilliant composer-musician knocks on her door with an odd request, Julie ushers in a series of events that will bring her in contact with her buried hopes and fears, and force her to make choices she couldn't have fathomed. At once shocking and wise, In Montauk is a now-familiar story turned inside-out by a main character who can't help but put herself into the most uncomfortable position of all-confronting life's ... Written by Kim Cummings

  • Ponies

    Ponies (2011)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Based on the acclaimed play that the Independent of London hailed as "a bracingly uncensored exploration of the tensions and treacheries in a beleaguered male subculture", PONIES is about three men in a treacherous subset of society, and uses the gambling parlor as a backdrop for a provocative modern morality tale. Ultimately, these men-immigrants, Americans, human beings-are forced to protect from one another their most valuable commodity: the right to stay on American soil. Written by Anonymous

  • Limelight

    Limelight (2011)
    Film (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department A documentary on former New York City club owner Peter Gatien.

  • Square Grouper

    Square Grouper (2011)
    Film (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department A colorful portrait of Miami's pot smuggling scene of the 1970s, populated with redneck pirates, a ganja-smoking church, and the longest serving marijuana prisoner in American history.

  • Auf Wiedersehen: 'Til We Meet Again

    Auf Wiedersehen: 'Til We Meet Again (2010)
    Film (Documentary, War, History and Biography) Co-Director, Cinematographer, Editor Author and activist Linda Mills pries open the darkly guarded doors of history as she takes her comedic son and opinionated mother to Vienna, Austria where they discover an astonishing array of collaborators, victims, perpetrators and unlikely heroes in a startlingly humorous adventure spanning from World War II to 9/11. Written by Anonymous

  • Unaccompanied

    Unaccompanied (2009)
    Film (Short) Camera and Electrical Department I'm flying to Cyprus tomorrow for a trip. Before I can pack my luggage, I have to clean up a dead body. Strange. The more I look at him, the more lively he is. Is he dead, or am I alive?

  • An Old Hope

    An Old Hope (2009)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • The Greims

    The Greims (2009)
    Film (Short) Cinematographer Howard Greims has hit the wall in a willingly dead-end marriage. His brother Donnie has spent the last several years with his shades drawn, living as a hermit. After receiving a mysterious phone call, Howard and his wife Leslie head to the country. As drawn up in their mother's will, the two brothers must meet and resolve her final wishes - as strange as they may be. As their volatile personalities emerge, how will this portrait of sibling rivalry play out? Written by To Go Numb Films, LLC

  • It Strikes Twice

    It Strikes Twice (2008)
    Video (Short, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy and 3 More) Camera and Electrical Department A man sent by God to kill a disaffected youth gains a conscience.

  • When Snow Falls

    When Snow Falls (2008)
    Film (Short, Drama and Family) Camera and Electrical Department A father tries to convey to his daughter a message from another time. A woman returns home after a business trip and discovers a mysterious package. What these two have in common is more than they could have ever known in one lifetime.

  • Flower of a Girl

    Flower of a Girl (2007)
    Film (Short) Camera and Electrical Department "Flower of a Girl" is a visual poem about a despondent woman who lies curled up on her bathroom floor, unable to rouse herself. She hears an echo of a laugh and searches the mirror, finding an image of her younger self. A tentative "hello" beckons her outside. Will she be able to get up off the floor? Written by Kim Cummings

  • Leaving Ashland

    Leaving Ashland (2007)
    Film (Drama and Short) Director, Writer, Editor A 12 year old boy's search for his missing mother leads him to a secret world that transforms everyone who enters it - a world he might never be able to escape.

  • The Face of the Earth

    The Face of the Earth (2005)
    Film (Short, Crime and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department An edgy, visceral journey that briefly explores a dysfunctional friendship between two working class men and the overwhelming personal loss that haunts them both.

  • Darker Suggestion

    Darker Suggestion (2003)
    Film (Short, Action, Fantasy and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department A young girl discovers the women in her family all have telekinetic powers but also finds that the gift comes with a horrible price.

  • Weeki Wachee Girls

    Weeki Wachee Girls (2000)
    Film (Drama and Short) Cinematographer, Editor Best friends forever, Katie and Maura have dreamed of being part of the live mermaid show at Weeki Wachee Spring for as long as they can remember. It's the summer of '79, they're fifteen and everything is changing; especially when Katie discovers Maura kissing another girl. Written by Kim Cummings <kcumming@spacelab.net>

  • The Gentleman

    The Gentleman (2000)
    Film (Short) Editor Jonathan, a heartbroken English musician, arrives at a Washington DC dinner party. A flirtation with the Greek hostess, Evelyn, turns into an argument once the discussion turns to the etiquette of courtship. The rest of the guests join the fray. Jonathan plays the cynic while Evelyn plays the wide-eyed romantic. When Jonathan leaves with his friends he discovers a flower bed outside the condominium building. He picks a bouquet and returns to Evelyn's door. Is it a pass or is it a trick? Evelyn takes the bait and follows him outside in her barefeet... Written by Jonathan Spottiswoode/The Director

  • Near to You

    Near to You (2000)
    Film (Drama and Short) Composer Near to You is a coolly detached portrayal of a fragile live-in relationship where domestic rituals are used to disguise their boredom and lack of connection. After a particularly non-communicative morning, Moe goes out for a night of bar-hopping with her best friend. There, she meets a lonely, equally confused young lawyer, and together they struggle to figure out whether or not they've met someone they can relate to. Written by ZentropaJK

Awards

  • Best Cinematography/Short, New York Chain Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Winner, Best Short Film Audience Award, Torino Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Best Screenplay, VisionFest
    (2015)

  • Winner, Best Cinematography/Feature Film, Long Island Film Expo
    (2012)

  • Winner, Technical Award for Best Cinematography, Long Island Film Expo
    (2012)

Education

  • New York University (New York, NY)
    (2010-2013)

  • Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA)
    (1987-1992)

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