Brandon Riley

Producer | Line Producer | DGA UPM & 1st AD

Brandon has worked on more than 40+ projects over the last 10 years as a Film and Television Line-Producer, Producer and Assistant Director (1st AD and 2nd AD). He’s worked with Oscar winning Cinematographers and Actors in 10 states on budgets from micro up to $10 million.  His ability to problem solve, think clearly in difficult situations and continually pull off the impossible make him an invaluable team player. He holds a Bachelors degree in radio/tv/film and a minor in philosophy from the University of North Texas and is currently a member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America. In his spare time Brandon enjoys developing and packaging projects (features and tv series) under his company Radiant First Productions for various markets and is often hired as a consultant to assist with the development process for numerous companies. Brandon enjoys giving back to the community and finding ways to help others succeed.  He currently serves as an advisor to a film-networking app (Blis.io), hosts a film-making podcast (Go For Production) and runs a blog (www.assistantdirecting.com) with the goal to give back to the film community and demystify the film-making process. In 2017 Brandon released his first book The Career Chose Me that is currently available on Amazon.

  • Can work as a local in Los Angeles, CA
  • Based in New Orleans, LA
  • Can work anywhere in the USA
  • Experience shooting in CA, NM, TX, GA, MN, NY, LA, MA
  • Valid US Passport
  • Experience shooting in Honduras, Mexico, Russia, Africa
  • Venmo
  • Check: Brandon Riley 1516 Constance Street New Orleans, LA 70130

DIGITAL WORKFLOW

Uses the latest software to create systems and streamline accounting, payroll, contracts, deal memos etc. Familiar with the following online systems (dropbox, google drive, setkeeper, sethero, scenechronize, hellotim, and more).

SCHEDULING

Owns the industry standard Movie Magic Scheduling. Experienced with creating schedules that accommodate actor/location restrictions and adjust for time-sensitive scenes that might include stunts/vfx/large extra scenes.

BUDGETING

Owns the industry standard Movie Magic Budgeting. Experienced in creating professional budgets that range from $100K-30M that can include various unions (SAG, DGA, IATSE, WGA and TEAMSTERS).

WORKING WITH MINORS

Experienced working with kids of all ages. I have done numerous features with a child as the lead and worked with infants on a number of occasions. I am familiar with state child labor laws, Coogan accounts, studio teachers and working hours for minors.

SECURING EXTRAS

Experienced in working with professional Background Casting Directors and independently sourcing Extras.  When faced with having to get volunteers for extras I have created solid systems using events, tapping into news organizations and utilizing social media.

COMMUNICATES CLEARLY

I make sure that in pre-production all departments have the tools and man-power needed to adequately do their job before filming commences. During production my aim is to keep Dept heads informed about key issues throughout the process and solve problems in an on-going fashion.