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Speaker – Bryan Michael Stoller

Bryan Michael Stoller — BIO

At age six, Bryan, a Canadian native, began exploring film and animation. By age 11, he hosted “Film Fun” on the CBC network, teaching kids to make Super-8 movies. Later, he produced commercials for Ottawa businesses in the 1970s.

At 19, Bryan moved to Los Angeles to attend the American Film Institute’s Director Fellowship. His Hollywood journey started as Johnny Carson’s assistant on “TV Bloopers & Practical Jokes.” His “Undershorts” comedy shorts gained fame, airing on NBC, ABC, HBO, Superchannel, The Movie Network in Canada, and various comedy shows including the American Comedy Awards.

Bryan directed a top-rated episode of George Romero’s “Tales from the Darkside.” He also wrote for “The Ice Queen” featuring the voices of Bryan Adams and Lauren Bacall, and worked on the Cinar animated series, “Animal Crackers.”

He directed the famous parody “The Shadow of Michael,” which led to a 20-year friendship with Michael Jackson. Jackson appeared in Bryan’s feature film parody “Miss Cast Away and the Island Girls.” Stoller and Jackson were set to co-direct “They Cage the Animals at Night,” which Bryan adapted the book for Mel Gibson. Bryan mentored Jackson and his children in filmmaking.

In 2002, Bryan adopted Little Bear, a dog previously rescued and fostered by Nancy Reagan. This inspired “First Dog” and “The Amazing Wizard of Paws,” both finding worldwide success. Both films garnered close to twenty-million views on various streaming platforms. In the summer of 2011, “First Dog” became the Number 9 top DVD rental on Redbox (“Despicable Me” ranked Number 7).

Bryan authored “Filmmaking for Dummies” with Jerry Lewis’s foreword and Dan Aykroyd’s endorsement. The book is now available in its 3rd updated edition. Bryan is also the editor of “Screenwriting for Dummies” and wrote “Smartphone Moviemaking” and “Harry Potter: Imagining Hogwarts (behind the scenes).”

His work has appeared on major U.S. networks, including NBC, ABC, HBO MAX, STARZ, LIFETIME, FOX, and DirecTV. His feature films include “Undercover Angel,” “Turn of the Blade,” “Dragon Fury II,” “Miss Castaway & the Island Girls,” “The Random Factor,” “Light Years Away,” “First Dog,” “The Amazing Wizard of Paws,” and “Santa Stole Our Dog” (picked up by Universal Pictures).

Bryan has conducted filmmaking seminars based on his successful career as an independent filmmaker for over forty years.

Bryan Michael Stoller, Little Bear, former First Lady, Nancy Reagan — 2003

Bryan Michael Stoller, Michael Jackson – Neverland Ranch 2005

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“ I know of nobody more suitable than Bryan Stoller to author a manual on how to get a film made.”

“…Bryan Stoller gives us a comprehensive understanding of the art and science of making movies…”
– PETER SAPHIER, Co-Producer on Scarface

“…Bryan is an extraordinary filmmaker….. he is an independent force to be reckoned with.”
– GEORGE W. PERKINS, Executive Producer of Desperate Housewives.

“…I knew he was good (Bryan)…And I’m never wrong when I’m Jealous.”
– JERRY LEWIS, actor, comedian and author of The Total Film-Maker

“…I found Filmmaking for Dummies such a thorough and informative read: a complete A-to-Z that demystifies not only production, but pre- and post-production as well.”
– KEVIN SMITH, Filmmaker, Clerks

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