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Overview (3)

Born in Eugene, Oregon, USA
Nicknames Ason
Ace
Bardly
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

Spouse (1)

Kari Karr Bjornstad (28 August 2015 - 28 August 2015) ( her death)

Trivia (10)

Enrolled at the University of Oregon in the Cinema Studies program (September 2011).
Founded Thru the Reel Films in June 2014.
Created the short film Breathe: Battle With Cystic Fibrosis with his wife Kari. Most meaningful and personal project to date.
Married wife Kari Karr Bjornstad in August 2015.
Graduated from the University of Oregon's Cinema Program in 2014.
February, 2016 - Completed the Official Music Video for Rivvrs' song "Conquer" off his upcoming album "Unfamiliar Skin." The video will premiere early May, and the album will be released March 25, 2016.
Director of Outreach for Project CF Spouse. "Project CF Spouse is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting spouses of people with CF. The grant will be used to grow the 150-person group, expand educational resources, and facilitate connections between other spouses as they navigate their own CF journeys." - Business Wire

Project CF Spouse is one of seven selections of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundations' first annual Impact Grants ($10,000).
Has worked with more than 15 countries to spreading awareness for Cystic Fibrosis.
Photography featured in the NHS Organ Donor Registry, and was shared by the immensely popular group Love What Matters. The photo had 15,000 likes and 10,000 shared on Facebook alone, in less than 24 hours (February 2017).
Won the WideScreen Award, and "Audience Award for Best Music Video for "Rivvrs: Conquer" at Miami's WideScreen Film & Music Video Festival (2017).

Personal Quotes (5)

Just Breathe.
[professional influence] My biggest professional influence is definitely Steven Spielberg. The person who has impressed me the most in the last few years is Chris Pratt. Spielberg is a filmmaking genius and the definition of a hard worker. I respect every level of filmmaking, but I have an amazing respect for actors. What Chris Pratt has achieved and continues to achieve in such a short time is astounding. That man can do anything, and he's hilarious to boot!
[on what makes him the best] I hesitate to say I am the best at anything. I think it is important to feel that you can always be better. I know that I always strive to be better in everything that I do. If you ever get to the point where you feel you can't do better, then you begin lose the passion and the fire that led you in getting to that point. Steven Spielberg is the best at many things in Hollywood, yet I bet he never entertains that notion himself. He keeps striving to be better and to do things that continue to make him a better filmmaker. That's how I try to view my life and projects. One step at a time, and for the next project to be better than the last one.
[on how he will become the best in filmmaking] Determination and hard work. Keep creating. Keep dreaming. Keep breathing. Keep moving - one step, one day at a time. You have to give everything you have to be special in anything you do. Some people have natural born talent, others have to work at it. But I guarantee that the person who continues to work harder will end up going further.
Life is an adventure - live it.

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