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Director / Co-writer / Producer

Brian Hanson is a writer/director who co-wrote and directed indie thriller, THE BLACK STRING, starring Frankie Muniz. Brian was a member of the US Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment where he jumped out of airplanes and deployed to Afghanistan several times. After serving, Brian earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film Production from Mount St. Mary’s University and also gained invaluable filmmaking experience by working as a PA on HBO shows BARRY, ROOM 104 and SILICON VALLEY. Brian holds a BA in Film Production from California State University Northridge and completed the Writers Guild Foundation year-long Veterans Writing Project. Brian volunteers with he non-profit organization Veterans in Media and Entertainment (VME), where he helps connect studios, agencies, and production companies with veterans entering the entertainment industry.

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Producer / Co-writer / Actor

Richard Handley co-wrote, produced and starred as psychiatrist Dr. Jason Ronaldi in the indie thriller, THE BLACK STRING. Rich earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film Production, with highest distinction, from Mount St. Mary’s University and before that completed UCLA’s Professional Program in Producing. While at UCLA he served as a development intern for producer, Kevin Misher (PUBLIC ENEMIES, CARRIE, THE INTERPRETER, FIGHTING). He recently completed the Writers Guild Foundation year-long Veterans Writing Project and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

Before his career in entertainment, Dr. Handley enjoyed a successful medical career. He is an honor graduate of the USC Keck School of Medicine Primary Care PA Program and has served as a Medical Service Corps Officer (Lieutenant) in the U.S. Navy. He holds Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.) degrees and will begin further graduate studies at Harvard Medical School summer 2019. He is a member of the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research


A Black String Film, LLC and Nine Line Media production

Directed by: Brian Hanson

Written by: Brian Hanson and Richard Handley

Story by: Andy Warrener and Brian Hanson

Produced By: Richard Handley, p.g.a.

Producers: Brian Hanson, p.g.a., Charles Bunce, Kayli Fortun, Sheldon Brigman

Co-producer: Sharif Ibrahim

Associate Producers: Marisela Handley and Yani Navas

Executive Producers: Shawn Loutsis, Madison Stevens, Stephen Purvis

Casting by: Jeremy Gordon, CSA

Director of Photography: John Orphan

Edited by: Will Drucker

Production Design by: Mellanie Urquiza

Costume Design by: Jessyca Bluwal

Music by: Ed Lima

Run Time: 93 minutes

Rating: Not Yet Rated