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Northern Flicker Films is the home of award-winning writer/director Brian Padian. Brian studied filmmaking at Humboldt State University and holds an MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute where he received the Jack Oakie Memorial Scholarship for Comedic Screenwriting. In Los Angeles he worked for The Motion Syndicate, Termite Art, Hollywood Tent Works, Trailer Park Productions, and Castle Rock Entertainment but his artistic sensibilities and skills were forged working on several projects for screenwriter/producer Barbara Turner. Brian directed videos & short films prior to making his feature debut The Black Sea (shot on super 16) which screened at film festivals like SoCal, Portland, Seattle True Independent, Boise, Columbia Gorge and others. A 2015 and 2016 Fellow at the Stowe Story Labs, and a recipient of Project Grants from Regional Arts + Culture Council for The Black Sea, short film noir The Big Black Dark (2012) and web-series Microaggressions (2019), Brian is married to Margaret Malone, with whom he is co-writing a memoir about his brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and recovery in 2005. Currently based in Portland, Oregon he is haunted by his long-ago 2nd place finish on Jeopardy. Contact him here or by email at northernflickerfilms@gmail.com.


interview with propeller magazine 10/2018 Brian Padian getting to the next level

interview with mentorless podcast 2/2018 surfing magical thinking while shooting on super 16mm film

Q & A with #RealWorldArt 11/2015

interview with The Job podcast