Brandon Riley

Producer | Line Producer | DGA UPM & 1st AD

Brandon started out in the entertainment industry working as an Assistant Director and later joined the Directors Guild of America and Producers Guild of America. Having worked on 40+ movies brandon has a vast knowledge of how a set operates and functions and has since gone on to produce, line produce and UPM features and TV projects. Brandon is a natural born leader who aims to lead every show in a calm assertive manner. He prides himself in aiming to create an environment where both cast and crew are treated well and have an enjoyable experience on set.  Brandon is one who continually tries to bring the best out in others and always pushes for excellence in every area. He has a passion for problem solving and is an invaluable team player.

A graduate of the University of North Texas with a degree in Film and Philosophy, Brandon brings a wealth of creativity, passion and experience to any set. When Brandon is not on set he writes, develops and packages films and tv shows under his company Radiant First Productions.

  • 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 2411 Richland Ave Apt 310 Metairie, LA 70001

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.