Brian Bolster
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Brian grew up in suburban Boston, MA before attending and graduating from the film program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His short documentary films have screened at over seventy international film festivals including Sundance Film Festival, Camden International Film Festival, Outfest, Slamdance Film Festival and Traverse City Film Festival, and have also been distributed by The Atlantic Video, Aeon Video, and United Airlines among other channels. His most recent film The Tricks List won Best Director at the 2016 Tacoma Film Festival, and in 2014 his short documentary One Year Lease won the award for Best Documentary Short at the Tribeca Film Festival and was a Cinema Eye Honors 2015 nominee for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking. He is a three-time alumnus of Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and his short documentary The Lookout won the festival’s Big Sky Award in 2012. Brian also holds an M.A. in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University, and has worked in several public and private schools in New York City, and as an educational researcher for Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues. After a 25+ year stint as a resident of Manhattan, he’s recently relocated to Hollywood CA.