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.
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 both Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.) degrees and is a member of the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research
THE BLACK STRING
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