We are happy to announce that Brian was awarded the Lifetime Membership Award at this year’s AGM.
Brian has worked in the film and TV industry for 25 years in a variety of capacities. In his first two years on set, he was as grip, gaffer, electric, carpenter, security, camera assistant, camera operator, actor, and unit manager.
The next seven years he spent as an editor (both film and video) and on-line editor in video, on TV projects. His dream jobs have included being the special fx supervisor on a series, director of photography and visual fx artist on several commercials, and producer and production manager for visual fx, commercials and TV series.
Brian originally came to PEI to run Trapeze animation and eventually pivoted to an entirely new career as the inventor and owner of the Onset Assistant. This proprietary communication system is used on productions all over North America and has been especially useful with the current Covid-19 protocols on set.
Even at his busiest Brian has always been so generous with his time offering workshops and one on one mentoring to a variety of emerging filmmakers. He’s also been instrumental in developing the film incentives within the province.
FilmPEI would like to thank Brian for being awesome by offering him this year’s lifetime membership award!