Brett is a recent graduate of the AFI Conservatory Directing Program. His thesis film, Black Whole, won Best Student Film at the '22 San Diego International Film Festival, Best Student Film at the Windrider Summit and Sundance Film Festival Experience. Originally from the mountains of North Idaho, Brett has lived abroad in Belgium and the Netherlands before received his BA in Media Arts from Brigham Young University. Brett's films explore stepping through the threshold of parenthood, with all the fear and awe that goes along with it. He is currently developing his first feature film, Bounty. His commercial directing work has been featured on the NFL Network, CBS Sports, and Bleacher Report.
When a haunting black hole appears in their yard, a young pregnant couple must face their fears of miscarriage, to eliminate the phenomenon before it consumes them. Winner - Best Student Film - San Diego International Film Festival Winner - Best Student Film - 2023 Windrider Summit & Sundance Film Festival Experience Winner - Best Short Film - 2023 Zions Indie Film Fest
Bad Apples - Short Film - Writer/Director
Pushed to desperation, two friends set out to rob a bank, at the risk of losing their self respect. Shot on 16mm film. Available upon request.
Honeymoon - Short Film - Director
On their wedding day, a bride and groom must escape the pressures of the big day for the good of their relationship. Shot on 35mm film. Available upon request.
Moon Brothers - Short Film - Writer/Director
After their father's funeral, two estranged brothers must resolve their relationship before a long standing argument about the validity of the moon landing, drives them apart for good.
Fighting - Short Film - Writer/Director
Paralyzed by her fear of repeating her father's failures, a champion boxer must recover from losing her title, or stop fighting.
Projections - Short Film - Writer/Director
After inheriting his father's collection of slides, a young parent must overcome his pride to connect with his father through an transportive experience created by the slide projector.