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Brannigan Carter was born February 28th, 1986 in Chapel Hill, NC. He lived a pretty normal childhood, being adopted by his Grandmother at 12 years old. He joined the Boy Scouts in the 6th grade and proceeded to be awarded Eagle Rank at age 18 in 2004, days before graduating high school in Red Springs, NC. He had also joined the Army Reserve at 17 years old. 3 days after graduating high school, he shipped to basic combat training for the summer in Ft. Jackson, SC.

Not long after returning home, he was called to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005. It was here that he bought a small camera and began filming everything he thought looked interesting. Thus began his passion for film making.

Upon his return in 2006, he made small films with his brother, mainly for their own amusement. But practice is practice. For years they had fun making these films.

In 2009 he moved to Wilmington, NC to begin film school. After his second semester, he reenlisted with the Army Reserve for another 6 years...and got a hefty bonus check. With this money, he decided to buy his own film equipment, write a script, and shoot a feature length film.

About a year later, Brannigan had almost finished his first feature film. He was then abruptly called to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom, 2010.

While deployed, Brannigan brought along an iPod touch, which enabled him to easily film an entire documentary detailing the ways soldiers deal with the stress of a combat zone...namely what they do with their time to keep themselves sane.

Then an immensely unfortunate accident happened. The feature film Brannigan had wrapped a few months earlier was lost. Every copy and backup of the digital files was lost. He would have to start over when he returned.

Not knowing the meaning of "give up", Brannigan returned in 2011 to Wilmington, NC and college. He immediately began work on setting up the complete reshoot of the feature film, "The Brannigan Account". Some actors were recast, some stayed for the reshoots. Of all the bad that came from losing the footage, something amazing did happen. High Definition cameras-DSLRs to be exact, were emerging as legitimate cinematic machines. So the reshoot for the film would be done on a Canon 7D.

It took another year for Brannigan to complete "The Brannigan Account", but it was finally done-in no small part thanks to the help of the amazing Wilmington film community.

Just after finishing the feature in 2013, Brannigan began making a name for himself locally by working as a director of photography and participating in local film festivals and film competitions. He plans to move to Austin, TX in 2014.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Brannigan Carter

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