Bryan Gunnar Cole
Bryan is a 1987 graduate of Yale University with a BA in Film Studies and a 1998 MFA recipient from New York University's Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. His Master's thesis film TRIM won the Wasserman Award, NYU's top honor in recognition for outstanding achievement in film. Today, Bryan is an editor and documentary filmmaker.Bryan began his career in Seattle, Washington where he co-founded Annex Theatre. In theatre, Bryan concentrated on producing new works by emerging artists. His theatrical producing credits include everything from large scale musicals like Wonka, (an adaptation of the 1970 film classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) to innovative shows like the comic series The Up and Coming. While at NYU, Bryan received many awards including five Craft awards, two Warner Bros. Production Awards, the Martin Scorsese Award, and the Maurice Kanbar Award for directing. In addition, his thesis film, Trim, won a 1997 Wasserman Award. Besides being an accomplished editor for film and television, Bryan continues to work independently. He has produced and directed films for National Geographic, PBS, and ITVS among others. His experimental short Unfurled was selected as part of Showtime Networks "Reflections from Ground Zero" September 11 anniversary broadcast. Also, his documentary Boomtown has screened in festivals and cultural institutions throughout North America and was selected for the acclaimed PBS independent documentary showcase POV. Most recently, Bryan edited the feature film "Rock the Paint" which premiered at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival, and the feature documentaries Another Road Home, which exhibited nationally and received a very positive review in the New York Times, and Artic Sun. DAY ZERO is Bryan's narrative feature film directing debut.