BRAD FURMAN (Director) is a director/producer/writer best known for his gritty, thought-provoking, ethereal style. Furman directed Lincoln Lawyer (2011), on Michael Connelly's best-selling novel and starring Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy, John Leguizamo, Marisa Tomei and Bryan Cranston. The film received critical acclaim, scoring an 83% "certified fresh" rating on the aggregate move review website rottentomatoes.com.
Furman's first feature, The Take(2008), starred John Leguizamo, Tyrese Gibson, and Rosie Perez, and was released to rave reviews. Take its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and was touted as one of the festival's "must see films." It also earned Rosie Perez an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female. Furman's directorial debut short film, Forward, received critical acclaim and screened at over twenty-five film festivals nationwide. His second short film, Stranger, which he directed, produced, and co-wrote and stars Steve Guttenberg, premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival and was the only short chosen to screen alongside feature length films.
Furman's PSA for The Rape Abuse Incest National Network, Unbroken, starring Rachel Bilson, was accepted to the Universal Studios/MVPA Director's Cuts Film Festival. This gripping and compelling film led to Furman's selection as one of the Top Directors of 2004 by the Universal Studios/MVPA panel. Furman also directed 50 Cent and G-Unit in a short film for their appearance at the British version of the Grammy Awards: The Brits.
In addition to his diverse film repertoire, Furman has also established a strong presence in the music industry. He directed, wrote and produced the critically acclaimed documentary, Buried Alive in the Blues, which featured BB King, Buddy Guy, Sam Lay and other blues greats, and was distributed by Bayside Entertainment. Furman has also directed a multitude of music videos for Parachute, Spitfiya (the winner of Showtime's "The Next Episode"), Linkin Park's protege rap group Styles of Beyond, Mr. North, The Marie Sisters, Dr. Dre's protege Knock-Turn'al, and New Zealand's Zed. Furman also co-produced the title track California Hustla with Damon Elliott (producer of Pink, Mya, and Gwen Stefani), with vocals by Marlena Shaw and Ya Boy.
Born in Philadelphia, Furman is a Founders Scholar graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
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