Brian is the founder and director of The Curious Otters, a film production company that provides development and production services for narrative and documentary films, television, advertising, music videos, and industrials. Below are some samples of his work as a director, writer, cinematographer, and editor.

Trailer for a new dance piece choreographed by Martha Graham dancer Xin Ying featuring a new score by Giovanni Spinelli. Danced by Xin Ying, Tadej Brknik, and Leon Cobb.

Rock and roll meets the 1927 silent film masterpiece "Sunrise" when film composer Giovanni Spinelli is commissioned by renowned archivist and director Paolo Cherchi Usai to write and perform a modern wall-to-wall rock score - with only one electric guitar. This is an excerpt from a longer documentary that is still in production. If you have trouble viewing this, try the You Tube version:


His latest film "Double Negative" is currently on the festival circuit; here's a short teaser featuring actors Maximus Britton, Joanna Rhinehart, and Joshua Musgrave. For full information including screening dates near you, please check the film's web site: For full cast and crew information, check our IMDB page.

This is a teaser for a short documentary I directed and am editing about one New Yorker with a very unusual combination of careers. Currently in post-production.
This is a short film that I wrote, directed and edited as my second year project at NYU grad film. It was shot by cinematographer Dane Lawing on Super 16 (SR-2), mostly Kodak 7218. IMDB page: