Brett R. Ingram
Formerly a journalist, physics teacher, and electrical engineer on the Space Shuttle Main Engine Program, Brett Ingram has been making films since 1990. His short documentaries and animated films have screened at more than 150 festivals, winning thirty awards collectively and screening on regional PBS. Ingram’s first documentary feature, Monster Road, won sixteen awards (including “Best Documentary” at the 2004 Slamdance Film Festival) and screened at more than ninety festivals and cinema venues internationally before premiering on Sundance Channel in 2005. Monster Road is now available on DVD, Netflix, and iTunes. Ingram has been awarded a Visual Artist Fellowship (1995) and a Film and Video Artist Fellowship (2002) from the North Carolina Arts Council. In 2007 he was awarded a Fellowship in Filmmaking from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Ingram teaches filmmaking (cinematography, editing, sound design, and documentary production) in the Department of Media Studies where he was named "Faculty Member of the Year" in 2006. He joined the Department of Media Studies in 2004. He has also taught filmmaking at Wake Forest University and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. He has recently completed Rocaterrania, a documentary feature about the secret world of scientific illustrator and visionary artist Renaldo Kuhler. Rocaterrania has screened at more than 30 festivals and cinema venues in five countries so far, including the Vancouver International Film Festival, Cinequest San Jose Film Festival, and the Buenos Aires International Film Festival. Ingram has directed documentary programs for Animal Planet and National Geographic Channel, and is the sole founder, owner, and operator of Bright Eye Pictures, a film production and distribution company.
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