This is what I do:

I write and direct films


These are some words about me:

I'm an Australian Writer and Director based in Portland, Oregon. I wrote and directed my first short film in 2018 called The Fish Out of Water which won the Audience Choice Award at the 2019 Manchester International Film Festival, Best Oregon Short Film at the 42nd Portland International Film Festival, and won selection by Lift Off Global Network for representation at the 2019 Marche du Film at Cannes Film Festival. In addition, I have directed music videos for Blitzen Trapper, Frankie Simone, and Dear Nora. Including commercial work for brands such as Facebook, Nike and Lyft. 


These are some clients I’ve worked with: 

Facebook, Nike, Lyft, Oregon Beavers, Portland Timbers, Marmoset, Push x Pull Coffee


These are some artists/bands I’ve worked with: 

Pure Bathing Culture, Rogue Wave, Blitzen Trapper, Frankie Simone, Y La Bamba, Ohana Bam, Matthew Logan Vasquez (from Delta Spirit), Bryan John Appleby, Jose Medeles (from The Breeders), Ural Thomas and the Pain, Sol Rising, Magic Sword, Munnycat, Lullatone, Mree, Dear Nora


This is where my work has been published:

Billboard, Paste Magazine, Portland Monthly Magazine, OPB, Red Bull, Uncrate, Portland Mercury, Design Sponge, Fubiz, Swiss Miss


These are some more words about me:

People usually ask what part of England I'm from. I reply, "Australia". Because that's where I'm from. I was born in Sydney and grew up in Brisbane. I moved to the United States when I was 12 with my family, proving to be the catalyst of my struggle with identity and where my writing would originate from years later. When I was 21 I moved north to Portland, Oregon, where I’ve been for the past decade making my living in the advertising industry as a writer/director. I got started as a director by buying a camera and making my own films. My stories focus on people, their relationships, and the comedy and tragedy found pursuing them.


Aside from making films and writing stuff down, I play drums, eat chips and salsa whenever possible, enjoy scotch a little too much, suffer intense mood swings because of Manchester United, and try my best to enjoy life with my lovely wife, Michele and golden retriever, Hank. We spend our days learning how to have fun and make the most of life.

Lastly, there are a few things I treasure more than people truly being themselves: vulnerable, exposed, revealing insecurities, and finding the humor and joy in being just that. That is a human, truly living life. That is the story I hope to tell well. More so, one I hope to live.


Here’s how you can contact me or send me a joke or answer the question on my homepage:

joshbrine at gmail dot com


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