Award-winning filmmaker Larry Brand began his career as driver and production assistant to the legendary Orson Welles. Brand’s first two projects, co-written with frequent collaborator Rebecca Reynolds, were a #1-rated episode of the ABC hit series "The Fall Guy" and the psychological thriller Backfire, starring Keith Carradine and Karen Allen. Brand went on to write, direct and co-star in his own films under the banner of well-known independent producer Roger Corman, recent recipient of an Honorary Lifetime Achievement Oscar. While making The Drifter, Masque of the Red Death, and Overexposed for Corman’s New Horizons, Brand learned to work within tight budgets and short shooting schedules while maximizing on-screen production value. The quality of his scripts has consistently attracted top-notch Hollywood talent.
Over two-and-a-half decades, Brand’s films include award-winning independents such as Paranoia, The Basement, and 8180Films' first release, Christina (winner of seven major awards in its first four film festivals) and studio productions such as Hard Luck starring Wesley Snipes and Cybill Shepherd, and the wide release Halloween: Resurrection starring Jamie Lee Curtis, which went on to become the second most profitable sequel in the Halloween franchise.
Recent awards for Brand include Best Director and Best Film at the 2010 Buffalo-Niagara Film Festival, Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking at the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival, and Outstanding Achievement in Writing at VisionFestX in New York City, June 2010.