LeftEffect Media, LLC is a company founded on the want and need to work with others that like to challenge themselves creatively.
Brian is a collaborator first and foremost.
He has experience shooting, producing, writing, and directing commercials, documentaries and TV shows.
He spent over 10 years staying up-to-date with the latest cameras working as an assistant camera and DIT/data wrangler.
Documentaries filmmaking is his passion.
A still photographer since getting his hands on his mother's vintage
Vivitar 250/SL camera.
In a brief 5 years stint, Brian taught 16 different courses at Madison Media Institute (2008-2013).
Brian served as President of Media Communications Association-International (Internationally and in Madison) and served on the board for MMI's Video Department.
He currently serves on Madison Area Technical College's Video Production Advisory Board, as well as advises for the Columbus College of Art & Design.
Brian has earned awards including an Emmy, several Telly Awards, WCCA Award, MadFed Addy, CAB Award, and an AHECTA Award.
In 2011, Brian collaborated with Outrigger3 and directed the animation "Statisticks" for the United Way of Lake County, quickly became one of TED Talks top "Ads Worth Spreading."
Brian worked on the following projects in Film Festivals & Award shows:
Mark My Words (2010, Milwaukee Int'l Film Fest)
Wisconsin (2012, WI Film Fest)
Wisconsin Rising (2014, WI Film Fest)
HBO's Beware the Slenderman (2016, South x Southwest)
The Smart Studios Story (2016, South x Southwest)
PBS Kids: Talk About Race & Racism (2021, Emmy Award-Winning Program)
Beyond Human Nature (2023, WI Film Fest, Milwaukee Int'l FF, Green Bay FF)
Benjamin Marshall Documentary (2023 SOGO Film Fest)
Opengate: Shutdown (2023 SOGO Film Fest)
His most current passion projects are a documentary about video stores, called RENT THIS! The Movie, as well as a TV show pilot about connecting loved ones using DNA called Search Angels (produced by Edgeline Studios).
You can stay updated on the production here:
Brian is supported by his lovely partner/fiancé, Galina and their three children - 8, 16 and 17 years of age.