Born in Glasgow, Brian studied drawing & painting at Glasgow School of Art, then writing and directing at the National Film School, and between 1984 and 1994 directed more than 50 music videos for artists as diverse as Sade, AC/DC, Art Garfunkel and The Pretenders.
He has 25 years experience as a screenwriter in film and television. His credits include: The Interpreter, starring Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn and directed by the late Sydney Pollack: Death Defying Acts, starring Guy Pearce, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Saoirse Ronan: Tabloid, starring John Hurt, Matthew Rhys & Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio: and Shoebox Zoo, an award-winning 26 part CGI/live-action TV series for CBBC Scotland.
His recent screenplays include: Comrades in Arms, an action thriller, Little Lucky, a modern fairy-tale, and Christmas Lights, an animated musical. He is also developing 2 new TV series: Kingdom of the Wolves, a CGI/live-action fantasy, and Dead Beat, a supernatural cop show.
He is currently attached to 3 feature films as director: One-Arm Bandit and Home from Home, both written with longtime writing partner Martin Stellman: and Indian Summer, starring Ashley Jensen & Kevin McKidd from his own screenplay, which will shoot in Scotland in Spring 2012. He is also Executive Producer on Beating the Drum, a feature in development with BBC Films.
For the last 6 years Brian has been visiting tutor in screenwriting at the UK’s National Film & Television School. He has also taught at the London International and Met Film Schools, the Polish National Film, Television & Theatre School, the Univsitat Ramon Llul in Barcelona, the German Film and Television Academy, and is a mentor on the Passion 2 Market and ScripTeast European script development programmes.