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Brandon’s love of film and storytelling began when he was asked to TA a Video 101 class at Wheaton College. He received a BA degree in Communications-Film, and following some post-graduation work, moved to the United Kingdom to start his career working for the Cannes Lions Festival. After returning to the United States, he earned the role of Producer at Big Fish Films where he traveled both nationally and internationally. In 2007, he accepted a Creative Director position at Prestonwood
Since 2012, Brandon has worked at Corgan MediaLab where he gets to tell engaging stories and exercise his “nerd-gene” on a daily basis using newer technology like drones and VR as well as more traditional film methods. He leads the Film Production, Post Production and Agency departments as the Executive Creative Director. Brandon’s work has won multiple awards at various film festivals including Best Director, Best Film, etc.
As Executive Creative Director, Brandon is responsible for evolving and elevating the creative story behind each of the MediaLab projects, whether a 30-min short film or a single VR experience. These stories manifest as cinematic narratives and documentaries, virtual reality environments, VFX, and various 3D animations on a broad range of topics. Brandon also leads a team of highly skilled artists, who span traditional filmmaking, illustrators, designers, and creatives.
You+Media is a cross between you-tube, a video magazine, and facebook for businesses. Brandon worked with the Y+M team to create cutting edge videos based on the premise of showing and sharing a story versus advertising a price. They also did editorial videos based on hyper-local (neighborhood) content.
Albiet a bit unconventional, working at Prestonwood as Creative Director was a crash course in directing indie film. In the course of a little over 2 years, Brandon directed over 120 episodes across 4 different weekly sitcoms. These 15-min episodes were written, crewed, and acted by volunteers.
Additionally, Brandon provided creative insight to the production of live weekly programs for Big City and KidZone; informed technicians of scenery, lights, props, and other equipment desired.
After moving to the UK after college, Brandon worked with Cannes Lions as the North American Liaison. He prepared all entrees from USA, Canada, and South America for viewing and judging by IAF judges. He also viewed and moderated quality, correct category, payment completion, etc. Working with film contacts to troubleshoot and research problems gave him the opportunity to connect and help production companies around the world. It had the added bonus of viewing 100’s of entries from all across the world, widely broadening his idea of storytelling.