Born in Seoul, South Korea, Brian A. Metcalf (WGA, PGA, DGA, VES, ASCAP) is an Asian-American, award-winning filmmaker (writer, director, producer and actor). He has worked with such talent as Academy Award® Nominee Mickey Rourke, Academy Award® Nominee Sean Astin, Golden Globe® Nominee Lou Diamond Phillips, Golden Globe® Nominee Penelope Ann Miller, Primetime Emmy® Nominee John Heard, Kiefer Sutherland, Tom Arnold, David Henrie, William Sadler, Mark Pellegrino, Michael Madsen, James Russo, Thomas Ian Nicholas and more. He previously worked as a creative director, writer, photographer, visual effects artist and supervisor on games, DVDs, web, EPKs, music videos, film and documentaries for all the major studios.
Metcalf recently released a new 6-part comedy TV series called "UNDERDEVELOPED" in which he serves as showrunner, executive producer, writer, director and actor ." Metcalf and the rest of the cast were allowed to promote the show in a panel at San Diego Comic Con with a SAG interim agreement. On September 8th, the show was distributed by Amazon Freevee, Amazon Prime and Tubi.
Before that, Brian produced, directed, wrote and acted in the crime thriller/drama "ADVERSE," distributed by Lionsgate. The film premiered as the opening film at the prestigious Fantasporto Film Festival and went on to win a number of awards, including a Platinum Remi Award from Worldfest. Variety's Joe Leydon said about the film that "Writer-director Brian A. Metcalf's indie offering boasts some impressive rough stuff and a surprisingly affecting turn by Mickey Rourke." The New York Times listed the film as one of their top 5 action films to watch for stating "The veteran ensemble in Brian A. Metcalf's visceral Los Angeles-set crime thriller supplies plenty of firepower in a bloody revenge narrative that sees Ethan deliciously hammering his enemies with a crowbar."
Before "ADVERSE," Brian made the mockumentary comedy/horror "LIVING AMONG US," distributed by Sony Pictures and Fox International. Both film scripts along with 2 others (4 total) were placed into the permanent core collection at the Margaret Herrick Library by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Metcalf received a scholarship and was accepted into Sundance Co//ab TV writing classes under the instructions of Angela LaManna and Peter Biegen.
Metcalf continues to develop numerous projects for film, television, multimedia with his own company, Black Jellybeans which is located on the Warner Bros. lot. He lives in Los Angeles.
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