Brian’s screenplays have won the Austin Film Festival, advanced to the finals of Slamdance and the semi-finals of Shore Scripts England, Cinequest and the ABC/DISNEY Comedy Writing Fellowship. His debut as a writer/director, PENNY & PAUL, which was self-financed and shot in one day in the harsh, uncontrollable conditions of The Mojave Desert, was an Official Selection at an international Oscar qualifying festival Ireland. On the festival circuit in America, the film has won Best Overall Picture, Best Screenplay and been nominated for Best Acting. Brian was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, where he also received his Masters in English from The University of Dallas. He has just completed another short he wrote and directed and is currently in pre-production for a feature he wrote and will also direct.