Brandon Riley

Brandon is a seasoned Producer, Line Producer, UPM and Assistant Director (1st AD & 2nd AD) with 10+ years’ experience creating and managing high-profile film, TV, digital media and live events.  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.

Brandon currently serves as the CEO of Radiant First Productions and is often hired as a consultant to assist with the development process for numerous companies. In 2017 Brandon wrote his first book, The Career Chose Me that chronicles his journey of career exploration.

Skills and Process

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.

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.

Digital Workflow

Proficient in the latest trends and technology I strive to create systems using advanced software and technology that allow for a safe, coherent and efficient work environment.

VFX and Stunts

Experienced in working with VFX supervisors and Stunt Coordinators for complex scenes (car crashes, digital people, set extension etc) that require logistical planning and special safety measures.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you based?

I live in both New Orleans, LA and Los Angeles, CA and I often work in various parts of the United States. I do have a valid passport if needed for international shoots.

What projects excite you the most?

Honestly any project that is challenging, complex and full of great people gets me excited. In general I'm drawn to true stories that are about the human existence. 

 

What makes you qualified?

Having worked on 50+ productions that range in various budgets, formats and  I have been fortunate to work with some of the smartest and talented people in the industry that have given me the experience needed to do almost any job with excellence. 

What is your primary strength?

I think my primary strength is delegating and streamlining tasks. I know how to take a 1000 to-dos and simplify them in a fashion that makes since and gives clarity to the team around me.

 

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Let's get in touch!

 (817) 808-8086 | brandon@radiantfirst.com