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, William Sadler, James Russo 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 before moving onto film.
His most recent film, Adverse, is a drama/thriller that he produced, directed, wrote and acted in. 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 distributed by Lionsgate's Grindstone Entertainment for a 2021 release. 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 and said “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.”
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has placed four of Metcalf’s scripts into their permanent core collection at the Margaret Herrick Library.
Metcalf received a scholarship and was accepted into Sundance Co//ab TV writing classes under the instruction of Angela LaManna and Peter Biegen.
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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