Born and raised in Glasgow, Brian studied drawing and painting at Glasgow School of Art, then writing and directing at the National Film & Television School, and between 1984 and 1994 directed more than 50 music videos for artists as diverse as Sade, AC/DC and The Pretenders.
Brian has been writing for film and TV for the past 25 years. His credits include:-
The Interpreter starring Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn directed by the late Sydney Pollack; Death Defying Acts starring Guy Pearce, Catherine Zeta-Jones & Saoirse Ronan; Tabloid starring John Hurt, Matthew Rhys and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio; and Shoebox Zoo the awarding 26 part CGI/live-action TV series for CBBC Scotland.
His recent screenplays include: Comrades in Arms, a Vietnam-set action thriller; Christmas Lights, an animated musical; Little Lucky, a modern fairytale; Angel of Leningrad, a metaphysical thriller; and a live-action/CGI TV series, Kingdom of the Wolves.
He’s just completed a rewrite on My Camino, a Canadian/Spanish co-pro based on Sue Kenney’s best-seller, is adapting A Kind of Eden by Amanda Smyth, and writing TV pilot Playing With Fire. He is in development with King of Diamonds, a family saga in the diamond business in 1960’s London, written with longtime collaborator Martin Stellman (Quadrophenia, Defense of the Realm) for producers David Aukin and Hal Vogel and Ingenious Finance.
Brian is currently Head of Screenwriting at the NFTS where he has been senior visiting tutor since 2005.
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