|Born||in Eugene, Oregon, USA|
|Height||5' 10" (1.78 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Bradley Bjornstad was born September 2, 1989 in Eugene, OR. Bjornstad fell in love with film and television as a toddler. He grew up idolizing Steven Spielberg, Walt Disney and films such as Jaws, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Aladdin, Toy Story, The Goonies, Gremlins and other classics. It was actually the movie JAWS that made him want to become a filmmaker (after first seeing it at age 3 or 4). When he received a letter and signed picture from Steven Spielberg at 10-Years old, he knew that filmmaking was going to be his life.
In 2014, he graduated from The University of Oregon with a film degree in Cinema Studies. Shortly after he founded a media production business in Oregon - Thru the Reel Films. He has produced many short films, documentaries and promos, but he says his most meaningful project has been producing a short-film with his wife Kari Bjornstad called "Breathe: Battle with Cystic Fibrosis" for Cystic Fibrosis awareness. The film was made to encourage people to support research in Cystic Fibrosis, a life-threatening disease which took Kari's life. The film has been picked up and used by many Cystic Fibrosis organizations, and has helped people around the world gather an understanding of the disease.
Bradley married the love of life, Kari Karr, on August 28, 2015. They had a small ceremony in Kari's hospital room at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Kari passed later that afternoon from complications from CF - but she and Bradley had their prayers answered by being married. While the day was heartbreaking, being able to marry his best friend was the happiest moment of his life.
In late 2015, Bjornstad was contacted by the musician Rivvrs to produce an Official Music Video for a song off his upcoming album "Unfamiliar Skin," which will debut in 2016. Rivvrs' music has been featured on television shows such as NBC's 'About A Boy','The Night Shift' and 'The Mysteries of Laura', FOX's 'Red Band Society', MTV's 'Finding Carter', and The CW's 'Reign'. His music has also been used this year (2016) in promos for Netflix's new original series "Flaked" starring Will Arnett and A&E's "Bates Motel." Bjornstad directed, edited and produced the music video for the song "Conquer" off the album due to premiere May 11, 2016. This project like "Breathe" is immensely personal and held as his most meaningful.
When talking about his filmmaking journey he said, "Kari is my muse, and I will always cherish our collaborations more than anything in this world. She is my motivation to continue fighting for and pursuing my dreams in filmmaking. I have never wanted to do anything else. Steven Spielberg (both my childhood and present-day hero) once said, "When I grow up, I still want to be a director...I dream for a living." I am happy, proud and humbled to live and experience that same dream."
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Clark Pomaroy
|Kari Karr Bjornstad||(28 August 2015 - 28 August 2015) ( her death)|
Project CF Spouse is one of seven selections of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundations' first annual Impact Grants ($10,000).