Brett Simon is a Javits Fellow, a PhD candidate in Film Studies, and an MFA graduate in Art Practice at UC Berkeley. He graduated from Princeton University in 1997 with a degree in Comparative Literature and Creative Writing. His films and videos have screened in festivals around the world including ResFest, Toronto, Telluride, and Sundance. He won first prize in the Black Maria Film Festival. Since 1998, he has been teaching film history, film theory and video production at UC Berkeley and has since moved to Los Angeles. His movie "The Sailor Girl" screened at the Sundance Film Festival 2005. He has also directed numerous music videos including the award winning "Somebody Told Me" for The Killers and is a successful commercial director. He is currently directing his first feature, "The Sophmore" starring Bruce Willis and Mischa Barton in New York City.
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