Historical Film  (short film)  18 minutes  //  color  //  2016

A young auteur (Joe Carlson) and his assistant (Zana Gankhuyag) travel the historic escape route of John Wilkes Booth while making a zero-budget film about the assassin's last days.  Proof of concept for "Moonshot," a feature film. 

Trailers, screening info, and festival schedule coming soon.

Starring Joe Carlson and Zana Gankhuyag
Production companies: One-Room Schoolhouse and Lionheart Filmworks
Produced by Joe Carlson, and Kevin R. Hershberger
Inspired by "David E. Herold: His True Confession" by Cristina Bryan
Written, Directed, Photographed, and Edited by Will Bryan

 

Fevers of Unknown Origin  (video loop)  6 minutes  //  color  //  2016

Borrowing and combining techniques from modern contemplative cinema, radio plays, the hard-boiled detective genre, and Victorian ghost stories, "Fevers of Unknown Origin" is a looping experimental film about a strange manuscript found buried in the mountains.  Its pages tell the story of a mysterious illness, a reluctant detective, and a case of psychic possession.

Narrated by Yabo Obien and Maria Fernanda Garcia
Music: Ravel's "Bolero" performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Inspired by the writing of Ruth Ann Musick.
Special thanks to Sarah Bryan
Written, Directed, Photographed, and Edited by Will Bryan

 

ONEPROD HAWK  (b2b spot)  1 minute  //  b&w  //  2015

WINNER 2015 Telly Award (bronze) Branded Content

Clients:  VibrAlign, Inc. and ACOEM Group
Produced by Jim Robinson and Tyler Kirby
Director of Photography: Connor Burke
Mixing and Mastering Grant Rutledge
Narrated by Alan Sader
Written, Directed, and Edited by Will Bryan

 


Optimist, Pessimist, Solipsist  (short film)  8 minutes  //  b&w  //  2014

A frustrated receptionist fantasizes about her own funeral. A pyromanaic opens a pizza restaurant after having a conversation with his dead mother. A concert pianist saves the universe from annihilation. The inner lives of these three characters are explored in this animated film.

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2015 Ann Arbor Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION 2014 Virginia Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION 2014 James River Shorts Festival
WINNER: FIRST PLACE - 2014 James River Shorts Festival

Narrated by Alan Sader
Mixing and Mastering by Grant Rutledge
Written, Directed, Drawn, and Animated by Will Bryan


FIXTURLASER EVO  (b2b spot)  1 minute //  b&w  //  2014

WINNER 2014 Telly Award (bronze) Branded Content
WINNER 2014 Telly Award (bronze) Web

As senior video director of VibrAlign, I was personally responsible for producing, directing, shooting, and editing online video content for VibrAlign and its parent company, ACOEM Group.  As 3D animator, I built the company's portfolio of educational videos.  This is one of my product commercials (along with ONEPROD HAWK spot, see above).

Client:  VibrAlign, Inc.
Narrated by Alan Sader
Mixing and Mastering by Grant Rutledge
Written, Directed, and Edited by Will Bryan

 


Unexposed  (short film)  17 minutes  //  color  //  2013

Jeffery Santos washes dishes for nine hours a day.  At night, he wanders the streets of Sophie's neighborhood, comitting acts of deranged eroticism.  She makes it her business to expose him.  But, without hard evidence, who will believe her?

Clips feature Helen Stoddard, Cassandra Hamilton, and Shawn Everett Jones.
Photographed by Will Bryan and Tyler Kirby.
Original Music by Perry Rosenfeld
Directed and Edited by Will Bryan

 

Chanelle Ray  "I'm On One"  (music video)  4 minutes  //  b&w  //  2011

Produced by Allen Watts
Photographed by Will Bryan and Mark Hernandez
Special thanks to Alex Hawthorne at Hawthorne Studios
Directed, Edited, and Animated by Will Bryan

 

Nickelus F  "Aggressive Content"  (music video)  4 minutes  //  color  //  2010

Produced by Allen Watts
Directed, Photographed, and Edited by Will Bryan