Meet the Filmmaker: Brian McCulley, “Driven”



Briansmall_miniQ: Why did you become a filmmaker?

BM: I grew up as an actor and always loved the craft. After working as an actor for many years I want to immerse myself more in the business so I had an opportunity to work in casting. I started working in casting and really enjoyed it. I now have been casting for more than a decade.  Than I added directing and producing to the mix and I have never been happier.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?

BM: Driven the short is a stand alone story but it is also a proof of concept to the feature that the producer is developing. We have just started to submit the project to a number of film festivals.
Q: What else are you working on?
BM: We at AEC are always working on a number of funded and non funded projects. We also run the largest casting studio in the state and the largest actor development studio in the state as well as producing and or directing shorts, TV concepts, live shows and feature.  We are finished up our third feature film Collage Pranks which is a fun horror film that takes place in Colorado as well. So with all those things we stay very busy.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?

BM: I love telling interpersonal stories with color and emotion. Music videos are the best for that.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?

BM: I keep my IMDb up to date as well as my twitter @brianmcculley and our website AECstudios.com.
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
BM: Looking forward to screening with other great filmmakers in the area and Patrick is always super fun and entertaining!
“Driven” will be screening at the April Emerging Filmmaker’s Project at the Bug Theatre. 

Kate Lowell