Winner - BEST PICTURE - Manhattan Film Festival 2019
BEST MAN GAUDI AWARD
Back To The Wall
Barcelona Planet Film Festival 2019
Brian Drillinger working with Catherine Bell (Army Wives, JAG) and Joe Flanigan (Stargate) on the set of The Bandit Hound.
Brian Drillinger discussing a scene with Judd Nelson and Lou Ferrigno on the set of The Bandit Hound.
Mr. Drillinger co-directed the independent feature, Extra Innings (2020). He Produced the features: The Runner (2021), Bad Impulse (2020), The Bandit Hound, which he stars with Catherine Bell (JAG, Army Wives), Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club), Lou Ferrigno (The Hulk), Joe Flanigan (Star Gate), Vern Troyer (Austin Powers) and Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas). Two other features that he co-wrote, produced, and stars in are Hello Herman starring Norman Reedus, which premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival October 2012, and won the “Award for Social Relevance” at the Monaco International Film Festival in 2013, and How To Go Out On A Date In Queens for which he won “Best Supporting Actor” at the LA Indie Awards in 2006. He produced the award winning short film Dos Corazones which won “Best Cinematography” and “Audience Favorite” award at the Malibu Film Festival.
He is a founder and the Creative Director of Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica, CA. He directed the show for the first Edgemar benefit event that was hosted by Jason Alexander and included; Michael Clarke Duncan, Sally Kellerman, Chad Lowe, and Hilary Swank.
In Los Angeles, Brian directed Stopping By for Ensemble Studio Theatre West, The House Of Yes, Chip Chop and It Must Be Him at Edgemar Center for the Arts, and The Dreamer Examines His Pillow at The Complex. He directed Lost In Yonkers and Almost Maine for the Steel River Playhouse near Philadelphia PA, and Almost Maine at the Gasworks Theatre in Melbourne Australia.
Also in Los Angeles, he produced Four-Thought, and Tennessee Williams, The Rose Tattoo at the Hudson Theatre, the successful industry series Scene Bites at the Tiffany Theatre and the workshop production of How To Go Out On A Date In Queens, directed by Larry Moss.
Most recently he directed the workshop productions of Lanford Wilson's, Fifth Of July, The Laramie Project, and A Lie Of The Mind bySam Shepard for the T. Screiber Studio in New York City.