Screen/Society--AMI Showcase: Alumni Filmmaker series--An Evening w/ Brian McGinn '07
The AMI Showcase--Alumni Filmmaker Homecoming Series presents --
An Evening with Brian McGinn '07:
Screening and Q&A with the Filmmaker
About the filmmaker:
Brian McGinn (Trinity '07, F/V/D Certificate) is a comedy and documentary film director based in Los Angeles. While at Duke, he made a short film based on a Nick Hornby short story (Otherwise Pandemonium), as well as a number of short documentaries under the tutelage of Gary Hawkins and Josh Gibson. In 2012, his film The Record Breaker, about Ashrita Furman, the man with the most Guinness World Records of all time, won the Audience Award at Durham's Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. In 2011, he co-directed the feature film American Teacher, narrated by Matt Damon. He also directs viral comedy and branded content for Funny or Die, including the popular "You're So Hot" series starring Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. He is currently directing a new feature film, as well as directing and executive producing Chef's Table, Netflix's first Original Documentary Series.
Works to be screened:
(Program Duration: ~47 min)
Trailer for American Teacher (2011)
Brian started his career by editing and co-directing this feature documentary.
-- "One of the best documentaries of 2011." - The Huffington Post & Mother Jones
The Record Breaker (2012, 25 min.)
“The Record Breaker” tells the life story of Ashrita Furman, the man with the most Guinness World Records of all time, as he trains to set a new record: climbing Machu Picchu on stilts.
-- Winner of the Audience Award in 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival!
-- "One of the best things on Vimeo or anywhere." - The NY Times
It's All Possible (2012) - intro + teaser + 1 episode
LG Webseries with actors Dave Franco & Chris Mintz-Plasse.
Real Life H-O-R-S-E! (2013, 4 min.)
Sketch comedy starring Dave Franco and LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan.
My Imaginary Friend is Kenny G (2014, 4 min.)
Jon Daly loses an imaginary friend…but gains a new one.
Trailer for Kenny: A Documentary in G (2013)
Abandoned documentary about Kenny G wanting to compose for movies.
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Sponsors: The Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI)