Brian McCulley


Brian McCulley is a producer/director/writer with a career ranging from the genres comedy to horror. He is known for taking on ambitious projects with lower budgets, and turning them into big productions on the screen. He has a vast experience in casting, talent development and many other parts of film making Brian started as an actor and he still continues to act he can be seen in The Creep Behind the Camera (2014).

Brian and his casting partner Annie Hamilton have cast a number of commercials for many directors including Tony Scott and Derek Cianfrance and clients: Coke, Southwest Airlines, Reebok, US Army, America's Most Wanted, Rolling Stone Magazine's Where It's At: The Rolling Stone State of the Union (1998). The EDS Technology commercial they helped cast under Laray Mayfield in 1999 was seen during The Superbowl and won a CLIO award that year.

Brian attended North Platte High School in Nebraska. After graduation he moved to Colorado to attend Colorado State University and pursue a career in film and television per advice from his cousin Jason Van Vleet. Brian attended acting workshops for many years until he undertook a year long apprenticeship, opened his own studio and began coaching actors for television and film. In the last several years he has trained many working actors including Audrey Walters, Scott Takeda, Michael Haskins, J.T. Richardson to name only a few, in addition to training these actors Brian also is known for casting actors he has trained in many of his projects including Kyle Howard, Derek Theler, Hanna Hall, Caroline Macey, Adam Trent and many more.

He worked with business partner Nina Axelrod at Sigil Management from 2005 to 2008. Sigil was a boutique management company that was known for new, raw talent mostly from Colorado. He also worked with Nina as a talent searcher for Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) and Great Expectations (1998) and helped cast the ABC mini series The Shining.

After selling a video series 'Choices' still in national distribution he opened AEC Studios in Denver, Colorado with his business partner John Crockett. Brian is a true film maker having shot produced and directed his first feature on 16mm film in Colorado, Sign of the Times (1999), starring Hank Harris, and Tomas Herrera. In 2010 he helped produce the films One for the Road (2011) based on a story by Stephen King and I Was a Teenage Werebear (2011) a short campy horror film that is part of the feature film Chillerama (2011).

His work on larger studio projects include casting on the film Gone Girl (2014) directed by David Fincher working with casting director Laray Mayfield and casting work on Furious 7 (2015) and _Heaven Sent (2015)_ directed by Michael Landon Jr. written by Rick Ramage.

He has produced and directed many music videos for such artists as Timo Descamps and international magician Adam Trent to name a few.

His TV experience includes casting on many nation shows including 20/20 (1978), and producing and directing the zombie episodic series The Locals (2013).

He is the head of development for AEC Studios in Denver and Los Angeles and he continues to produce, direct and cast films, shorts, shows and develop talent.

Actor ( 24 credits )

Untitled Brian McCulley Project (2017) Mark Marten
Pain Is Beautiful (2015) Detective Sullivan
The Creep Behind the Camera (2014) Allan Silliphant
How to Survive the End of the World (2013)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2014)
Even More: Behind the Scenes of the Making of 'More' (2012) Himself
Full Moon Fever: Behind the scenes of I was a Teenage Werebear (2011) Himself
Assassins' Code (2011) Bodyguard outside club
Paint the Sky (2011) Jim
T-Shirt (2010) Chris
ER EXperience (2009) Dr. Allen
Superstition (2006) Street punk
Ghost Limb (2003) Reporter
The Interrogation (2003) Bob
Bounty (2002) Brody
Dragon and the Hawk (2001) Macao agent
Lady Luck (2001) Nick
Busted (2001)  Bill Fraser / ... (5 episodes, 2001-2003)
Our Burden Is Light (2000) Bill
Sign of the Times (1999) Ronnie
Brothers (1993) Dave
Real Stories of the Highway Patrol (1993)  Jack (1 episode, 1997)
A Current Affair (1990)  Jeremy Bordner (1 episode, 1990)
Dirty Work (1989) Detective
CBS Summer Playhouse (1987)  Justin (1 episode, 1989)

Producer ( 34 credits )

Untitled Brian McCulley Project (2017) producer
Down Angel (2017) producer
Stray Dogs (2017) associate producer
College Pranks (2016) producer
Driven (2015) producer
The Creep Behind the Camera (2014) associate producer
Hardcosts (2013) supervising producer
The Locals (2013) producer (10 episodes, 2014)
Cut/Print (2012) co-executive producer
Even More: Behind the Scenes of the Making of 'More' (2012) producer
Thursday Night Special (2012) producer
One for the Road (2011) producer
Chillerama (2011) co-producer (segment "I was a Teenage Werebear")
Full Moon Fever: Behind the scenes of I was a Teenage Werebear (2011) producer
Hitmen: A Day's Work (2011) producer
Hitmen: Check Please (2011) producer
Hitmen: Going Shopping (2011) producer
Hitmen: Last Call (2011) producer
Hitmen: Lunch Date (2011) producer
Animal Bar (2011) associate producer
Mock Scenes (2011) producer
Assassins' Code (2011) line producer
Paint the Sky (2011) associate producer
I Was a Teenage Werebear (2011) co-producer
Intrusion (2010) producer
Three Sister's Laundry (2010) producer
The Girl in the Mirror (2010) producer
Indie (2009) producer
ER EXperience (2009) producer
The Devils Bullets (2009) co-producer
Through My Eyes (2009) co-producer
The Date (2006) producer
Sign of the Times (1999) producer
The Gospel According to Stephenson (0) associate producer

Writer ( 4 credits )

Untitled Brian McCulley Project (2017) (writer)
Thursday Night Special (2012) (story)
Course Correction (2010) (additional contributions by)
ER EXperience (2009) (story)

Director ( 22 credits )

Untitled Brian McCulley Project (2017)
Down Angel (2017)
College Pranks (2016)
Broken Cross (2016)
Driven (2015)
Final Descent (2015)
The Locals (2013) (10 episodes, 2014)
Thursday Night Special (2012)
Full Moon Fever: Behind the scenes of I was a Teenage Werebear (2011)
Mock Scenes (2011)
Intrusion (2010)
T-Shirt (2010)
Course Correction (2010)
Indie (2009)
ER EXperience (2009)
Through My Eyes (2009)
Bum School (2008)
Text (2008)
The Date (2006)
Sign of the Times (1999)
Brothers (1993)
It's a Hard Rock Life (0)