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Brian O'Hare

Panelist: View from the Director's Chair - Why Music and Sound Design Matter

Brian O’Hare is an award-winning writer/producer and former U.S. Marine Corps captain from Pittsburgh who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. Brian’s film career began in a Baltimore bar, where director John Waters cast him to appear in his film Cry Baby. Recently, Brian teamed with director/producer Joe Carnahan (The Grey, Blacklist) to produce The Devil’s Dosh, a period British gangster film that won numerous awards. Currently, Brian is in production on the feature documentary Cannon Shot, a David and Goliath story about the croquet rivalry between the U.S. Naval Academy and across-the-street neighbor St. John’s College. Brian is also in production on Champion City, a feature documentary that follows Los Angeles–based Latina boxers as they fight for a spot on the 2020 U.S. Olympic team. Brian recently wrapped Logan’s Syndrome with Stephen Nemeth (The Sessions, Dogtown, and Z-Boys)—a feature documentary about a painter with an incredibly rare genetic disorder. He is also a contributing writer for MovieMaker Magazine. Brian recently served as visiting artist at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and spoke on independent producing at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.