On The Cusp, Longlist - Short Film

The Stain

Brian Petchers

Synopsis: A neighborhood anti-Semitic hate crime leads to a mother’s painful discovery about her teenage son. This 6-minute short is unique because there is no dialogue. Our intuition as viewers drives the narrative and keeps us anticipating. The powerful imagery will illicit the same human response in viewer as the characters. Overall, the film points at fundamental flaws in communication between generations and reveals how hate can manifest from ignorance. This film is just starting to make its festival rounds - currently accepted to: Astoria Film Festival, Indie ShortFest, Seattle True Independent Film Festival

Brian is an Emmy winning New York City based music video and commercial director. He earned recognition with Cannes Young Director Award nomination for his short 'There's More To Life.' Brian's narrative and magic realism aesthetic has helped him gain the attention of major record labels. His work has garnered hundreds of millions of views for directing music videos for a wide range of musicians some of which include Meghan Trainor, Wiz Khalifa and Pentatonix. Brian earned an Emmy with his directorial work on the Forbes Under 30 documentary series. He currently is directing and photographing branded content videos for Forbes. His work has been seen in Time Square, New York Times, The Ellen Show, Forbes and MTV.