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, Matt Ryan, Jake T. Austin, Andrew Keegan, Luke Edwards, Shelley Regner, Thomas Ian Nicholas and more. The film premiered as the opening film at the prestigious Fantasporto Film Festival and went on to win several awards, including a Platinum Remi Award from Worldfest.
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 studios such as Warner Bros., Sony, Disney, FOX, Paramount, Lionsgate and more, including the award-winning music video, "Money Shot" by the band Helmet and Fox's 24: The DVD Board Game, starring Kiefer Sutherland.
His directorial debut was the award-winning short film Sorrows Lost. Metcalf moved on to write, produce and direct 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. The premiere was held at the TCL Chinese Theatres and released theatrically on Friday the 13th. 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.
Metcalf's next film which he wrote, directed, produced and acted was Living Among Us, starring William Sadler, Primetime Emmy® Nominee John Heard, James Russo, Andrew Keegan, Esme Bianco and Thomas Ian Nicholas. The film was released in theaters and distributed through Vision Films/Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 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.
Upcoming projects include a film written by Sideways writer, Rex Pickett, Metcalf's neo-noir crime drama Contentious produced by Disrupting Influence and the Kkangpae TV series produced alongside Authentic Talent Productions. Metcalf continues to develop numerous projects for film, television, multimedia. He is living in Los Angeles.
Metcalf continues to develop numerous projects for film, television, multimedia. He is living in Los Angeles.
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