Brian Savelson is an award-winning writer, director, and producer whose work ranges from stage to screen. He began his career in the theater as a producer on the Broadway revival of A RAISIN IN THE SUN, starring Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad and Sanaa Lathan. The production won two Tony Awards, broke box office records and was widely noted for the incredibly young and diverse audience it brought to the theater. After early success with his award-winning short film COUNTING WATER, which screened at over 20 festivals, was broadcast on PBS and showed at LACMA, Brian made the transition to film. Since then, he has won recognition as a music video director, best known for his work with Joss Stone and Band of Horses, which won a coveted MVPA Award, and led to a video commission from David Bowie’s High Line Festival. Brian’s debut feature film IN OUR NATURE, starring John Slattery, Zach Gilford, Gabrielle Union, and Jena Malone, premiered at SXSW to wide acclaim and was released in theaters by Cinedigm.
Brian studied writing and directing at the Samuel Beckett Centre in Dublin, attended Cornell University, and holds a B.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.