Filmmaker Brian Shackelford is a veteran of television and film, and graduate of film school at Loyola Marymount. He is also the founder of Tunnel Vizion Entertainment. Brian career's include work as a lead camera operator and editor for a number of independent companies before shooting, directing, and editing his first feature film –“The Bad News Ballers.”
Other credits include “Getting’ Da Munchies,” "Bad News Ballers" “Watch What You Pray For,” “Porn Editor,” “Ungrateful,” “The Latin Rap Conference” and “Sunshine, Noodles and Me.” He placed as one of three finalist in the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) McDonald’s Spec Commercial Competition held in June of 2015. In 2017 creaated an animated promo for Fuse TV and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's new reality series "Clash of The Corps. Brian also created an animated promo for billion dollar nutrition company Quest Nutrition and was tapped by Tommy Morgan Jr. of Intrepid, Inc. to create animated pilots for DJ Khaled and Chance The Rapper. In 2018 he partnered again with the ABFF to create the animated promo for this years 22nd Annual American Black Film Festival.
Brian is truly a triple threat with over 600 hours in post-production of original, non fiction programming for the following companies: 20th Century Fox, VH1, MTV, 51 Minds Entertainment, 44 Blue, Ryan Seacrest Productions, World of Wonder, T Group Productions, Electus, Scott Sternberg Productions, and Down In Front Entertainment. Brian's production and post-production company Tunnel Vizion Entertainment specializes in giving lower budget projects the look and feel of high end productions. Under Tunnel Vizion Brian created the animated short "Porn Editor" based on the time he spent editing adult content for Vivid Video and Hustler. The project was a finalist in the ABFF and was later signed to a two-year option and aired on HBO.
In 2013 Shackelford received the Golden Kahuna Award from the Honolulu Film Festival for best comedy pilot "Animal Control" In 2014 Brian's action/sci-fi web series pilot for "Identity Confirmed" won third place in the Indi.com Film Festival and honorable mention in the SoCal Film Festival. HIs cancer and wellness documentary "Sunshine, Noodles, and Me", Shackelford's 4th feature film, shot in Malaysia, Singapore, Texas, and Indianapolis, aired on PBS in 2015, and won 1st place in the 2015 Capital City Black film Festival, founded by Oscar winner Viola Davis and her husband Julian Tennon. He is currently in post-production on his next documentary, "The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital," the story of one of the 1st premier all black operated hospital in St. Louis, Missouri that trained over two-thirds of black doctors across the United States during its operation from 1937-1979. The Color of Medicine documentary has screened nationally and internationally and has won Best Featuring Length documentary at the Montreal International Black Film Festival, Houston Black Film Festival and the Gary International Black Festival.
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About Brian Shackelford
Animation, Short Film, Feature Film, Documentary
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