Bryan Gunnar Cole is a filmmaker with over 20 years of experience in theater, film, and television. He began his career in Seattle, Washington, where he co-founded Annex Theatre to produce new stage works created by emerging writers and theater artists. He founded Sweetspot Pictures while still in graduate school to make his first documentary program for National Geographic. Bryan’s directing credits include Day Zero (starring Elijah Wood, Chris Klein, Jon Bernthal, Elisabeth Moss, Ginnifer Goodwin, Sofia Vassalieva), Boomtown (PBS/POV), It’s Good to Be the President (History Channel), and Search for the First Dog (National Geographic), as well as content for high-end non-profit and corporate organizations. His editing credits span feature film, feature and short-subject documentary, and unscripted television. His recently completed films as editor include the documentary features Stink! (Tribeca Film Fest, 2015) and the C-Word (Hamptons Film Fest 2015, narrated by Morgan Freeman), and Moor, a narrative feature out of Pakistan (2015). Bryan holds a B.A. in Film Studies from Yale University and an M.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, where his thesis film Trim won the Wasserman award, NYU’s top honor in recognition for outstanding achievement in film.
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