Brett Wagner is a director and screenwriter based in Honolulu and Los Angeles. His latest film, CHIEF, was named "one of the ten must-see shorts of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival" by IndieWIRE. In its continuing festival tour, CHIEF has won "Best Dramatic Film" at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, the Audience Awards for "Best Short" at both the Hawaii International Film Festival and the Maui Film Festival, a BAFTA Award of Excellence, and more. Brett's first feature film, FIVE YEARS, was an official selection of dozens of festivals around the world, winning "Best Feature Film" at the Victoria Independent Film Festival and "Best Screenplay" at the Avignon Film Festival, among other accolades. FIVE YEARS is in distribution under its release title, THE HIDDEN. Brett also writes and directs television commercials and commissioned films for a wide spectrum of clients. In addition to his work on THE DEVIL'S TEETH, Brett is developing a feature-length follow-up to CHIEF, entitled NATUREBOY.
The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund | 2010