Faculty Profile for Bryan Kennedy Poyser

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Bryan Kennedy Poyser
Lecturer — Department of Theatre & Dance
THEA 101
phone: (512) 245-2147

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Bachelor of Science, University of Texas-Austin, Radio-TV-Film, 1996

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • writer, director, editor, DON'T YOU GO NOWHERE. December 14, 2021 - May 5, 2022.
    Showings:
    • Hill Country Film Festival. June 4, 2022 Fredericksburg, TX.
    • LA Shorts International Film Festival. July 27, 2022 Laemmle North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA.
    • Sidewalk Film Festival. August 27, 2022 Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL.
    • Crested Butte Film Festival. September 22, 2022 Center for the Arts Crested Butte, Crested Butte, CO.
    • Woodstock Film Festival. October 1, 2022 Woodstock Community Center, Woodstock, NY.
    • Film Fest Tucson. October 15, 2022 AC Hotel Tucson Downtown, Tucson, AZ.
    • Newport Beach Film Festival. October 19, 2022 Newport Beach, CA.
  • writer, ROOM 104: "Foam Party". 2019 - 2020.
    Showings:
    • HBO Premiere. September 2020 - Present National.
  • Director/Editor, "Deja Vu" by The Watters. August 2020 - November 2020.
  • writer, director, editor, GOPHERIT. 2018 - 2019.
    Showings:
    • Dallas International Film Festival. April 2019 Dallas, TX.
    • Texas Filmmakers' Showcase. June 2019 American Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA.
    • Maryland Film Festival. May 2019 Baltimore, MD.
    • Victoria Independent Film Festival. May 2020 Victoria, TX.
  • writer, director, MORE THAN FOUR HOURS. 2015.
    Showings:
    • Fantastic Fest. September 2015 Austin, TX.
    • Dallas International Film Festival. April 2016 Dallas, TX.
    • Texas Filmmakers' Showcase. June 2016 Directors Guild of America, Los Angeles, CA.
    • Cucalorus Film Festival. November 2015 Wilmington, NC.
    • Film Fest Tucson. October 2016 Tucson, AZ.
    • Florida Film Festival. March 2016 Orlando, FL.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best Texas Film Award for "DON'T YOU GO NOWHERE", Hill Country Film Festival. June 5, 2022 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: "Best Ensemble" Cast Award for GOPHERIT, 2020 Victoria Independent Film Festival. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: "Best Ensemble Cast" Award for LOVE & AIR SEX, Napa Valley Film Festival. 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: "Best Writing" Award for LOVE & AIR SEX, Gen Art Film Festival. 2013
  • Award / Honor Nominee: "John Cassavetes Award" for LOVERS OF HATE, Independent Spirit Awards. 2011

Selected Grants

  • Poyser, Bryan Kennedy (Principal). Texas Film and Video Grant, Texas Filmmakers, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $1000. (Funded: 2008). Grant.
  • Poyser, Bryan Kennedy (Principal). Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund, Austin Film Society, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $7000. (Funded: 2002 - 2003). Grant.
  • Poyser, Bryan Kennedy (Principal). Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund, Austin Film Society, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $2000. (Funded: 1997). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Assistant Professor of Film Search Committee
October 23, 2021-March 1, 2022
Speaker
SXSW Film Festival
March 16, 2021-March 20, 2021
Reviewer / Referee
ATX Television Festival
February 10, 2021-February 26, 2021
Reviewer / Referee
Austin Film Society/Austin Community Foundation - Stand With Austin Grant Program
May 2020-May 2020
Judge
Florida Film Festival
April 16, 2019-April 21, 2019