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). His most recent film, Adverse, is a drama/thriller that he produced, directed, wrote and acted in and stars a large ensemble cast with Academy Award® Nominee Mickey Rourke, Academy Award® Nominee Sean Astin, Golden Globe® Nominee Lou Diamond Phillips, Golden Globe® Nominee Penelope Ann Miller and more. 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. The film was picked up by Lionsgate's Grindstone Entertainment for a 2021 release.
Previously, Metcalf worked as a creative director, writer, photographer, visual effects artist and supervisor working on games, DVDs, web, EPKs, music videos, film and documentaries for all the major studios, including the award-winning music video, "Money Shot" by the band Helmet and Fox's 24: The DVD Board Game, starring Kiefer Sutherland.
Metcalf's film The Lost Tree, starring Thomas Ian Nicholas, Lacey Chabert, Scott Grimes, Clare Kramer and Michael Madsen and was screened at The Director's Guild of America. It premiered at the TCL Chinese Theatres and released theatrically on Friday the 13th before being release through Redbox. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences placed this script and two other scripts Brian wrote into their permanent core collection at the Margaret Herrick Library.
His next film was "Living Among Us," starring Primetime Emmy® Nominee John Heard, William Sadler, James Russo and more. The film was released in theaters and distributed through Sony Pictures, Vision Films and FOX International.
Metcalf also helped to produce the documentary, Little Gandhi, which was announced for Oscar Consideration on October 6th, 2017 , the first ever nomination from Syria. Metcalf also won the 2017 Murray Weissman Movie Poster award for designing the movie poster for Little Gandhi.
Recently, Metcalf was accepted into and received a scholarship for the Sundance Co//ab writing class for TV writing under the instruction of writer Angela LaManna.
Metcalf continues to develop numerous projects for film, television, multimedia with a number of companies, including Authentic Talent Productions, Dro Entertainment, Disrupting Influence, Solutions Entertainment, Amyale and more along with his own company, Black Jellybeans. He lives in Los Angeles.
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