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Hey, I'm Bri!

Brooklyn, New York

Hi, I'm Bri! I have an MFA in Writing and Producing for Television and a BA in Creative Writing, studying in New York and Oregon, respectively. I live in Brooklyn with my partner and work as the Community Director and podcast host for Stareable.com. I am the writer, director, producer, and editor of the award-winning short film Ace and Anxious, the creator, writer, producer, and star, among other things, of the award-winning comedic zombie web series Brains, the executive producer (among other things) for the award-winning web series Relativity, and the producer and assistant director for the web series Stray. You can find more about me at my decade-old blog BrisOwnWorld.com or my professional portfolio BriCastellini.com. I make most of my friends on Twitter

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

The Atticus McLaren Mysteries: Murder at the Museum

York Series
Mystery, Drama

When an autistic technician uncovers a mystery at his museum, we learn that sometimes finding the answer takes a different way of thinking

9%

24 days left

11 followers

Adulting Web Series

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

Adulting is a comedic web series about an unlikely duo, Katie and Charlie, who take their first stab at the real world together and attempt

23%

30 days left

72 followers

FOBia Pilot

Chicago Series
Comedy

A comedy about an Indian FOB (Fresh Off the Boat) as she adapts to life in America with her American roommate and Indian neighbor.

101%

This project got the green light!

Killing it!

Pittsburgh Series
Comedy

A story of two idiots, following their dreams, driven by their delusions, committed to their friendship, till death do they part.

100%

This project got the green light!

Endless Light

Fairbanks Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

Returning home, a bipolar woman attempts to decipher her brother's suicide through occult intervention with Alaska's wilderness.

101%

This project got the green light!

RUNAROUND SUE

Natchitoches Feature
Drama, Music

RUNAROUND SUE is a small-town Southern bartender known for breaking hearts... until THE WANDERER comes to town.

103%

This project got the green light!

White Crow

Los Angeles Feature
Mystery, Thriller

A sickly young woman's life unravels when she receives a heart transplant and begins to take on her donor's personality traits.

89%

This project got the green light!

The Bachelorette Party

Orcas Feature
Comedy, Horror

Six girlfriends go to a remote island for a bachelorette party, where they go from fighting off bad hangovers to fighting for their lives.

127%

This project got the green light!

Matt and Dan Season 2

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

"Matt and Dan Season 2" is the hilarious and absurd continuation of the gay sketch comedy YouTube series "Matt and Dan".

101%

This project got the green light!

CRAZY

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Frenemies in their 20s navigate life after college with mental illnesses that teach them they’re more alike than they realize.

100%

This project got the green light!

Someone Will Assist You Shortly

Hampton Bays Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A gay hospice nurse climbs back into the closet to care for his abusive dad and the behaviorally challenging nephew he never knew he had.

81%

This project got the green light!

Gaining & Losing

New York Short
Drama

On the road to eating disorder recovery, Nina’s past threatens her success. Will the pressure be too much?

109%

This project got the green light!

Hot Mess In A Wedding Dress

Saint Petersburg Feature
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

For better or for a whole lot worse, Bella is determined to get her happily ever after.

82%

This project got the green light!

I Know You Are

Los Angeles Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Gracie has already come out of the closet once, she's not about to do it again.

92%

This project got the green light!

Deserters

New York Short
Drama

At an engagement celebration, an ex-nihilo woman confronts the boundaries of loyalty when her affluent in-laws' secrets come to light.

118%

This project got the green light!

My Florida Home

Lakeland Short
Drama, Thriller

An estranged daughter travels back to her florida hometown to confront her elderly mother's suspicious caregiver.

80%

This project got the green light!

Sam and Pat Are Depressed... season 2!

New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Depressed roommates Sam and Pat navigate living with mental illness through dark humor, profanity, and takeout.

253%

This project got the green light!

Tell My Family I Love Them

Kansas City Short
Drama, Comedy

A high school athlete must confront his immature ways and tense relationships in the midst of an untimely family tragedy.

166%

This project got the green light!

Unbridaled

New York Short
Comedy

Right before her wedding, Catherine has cold feet. Maxie tries to stall; it's a shitshow. Can they survive the day with some dignity intact?

106%

This project got the green light!

Trapped in the Booth

New York Short
Comedy, Music

On the eve of his 30th birthday, a struggling gay DJ faces a life-altering crisis as he attempts to navigate bros & hoes New York Nightlife

103%

This project got the green light!

Fight Forward

Los Angeles Feature
Comedy, Documentary

Fight Forward follows multiple student activists across California advocating for a return to free tuition in public universities.

83%

This project got the green light!

Moderately Put Together

Los Angeles Short
Comedy

A charmingly messy, thirty something comes face to face with reality when she learns that both her biological parents are looking for her.

104%

This project got the green light!

Don't Move

Austin Short
Horror

A woman sets out to pack up the home that has belonged to her family for generations--until the house decides it doesn’t want her to leave.

111%

This project got the green light!

Sinked Up

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

Two women started as roommates. Then they fell in love. A story told from behind the bathroom door.

102%

This project got the green light!

Shedding - a feature film

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A cat who longs to explore the outside world transforms into a human and helps heal a broken family.

102%

This project got the green light!

You Are Going To Explode

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

A depressed man searches for meaning to stave off his own spontaneous combustion.

91%

This project got the green light!

The NEW FREEDOM

Denver Feature
Horror, Thriller

It's not just about survival. It's about a community.

124%

This project got the green light!

Displaced

New York Feature
Horror

A young black man in Brooklyn must prove his new white neighbors are emissaries from the Satanic cult they both survived as children.

103%

This project got the green light!

The Atticus McLaren Mysteries

Edinburgh Series
Mystery, Drama

An autistic museum technician stumbles onto a mystery and we learn that sometimes finding the answer takes a different way of thinking.

100%

This project got the green light!

Or So the Story Goes: Knock Knock

Weehawken Series
Horror, Thriller

Or So the Story Goes brings alive a new terrifying tale- a home invasion horror story based on 'Jack and the Beanstalk.'.

94%

This project got the green light!

2 WEEKS

New York Short
Drama, Horror

2 WEEKS accompanies Tanya as she explores what it means to be asexual in a committed relationship and an actor in a “sex sells” world.

101%

This project got the green light!

Pretty Dudes - Season Two

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

The "pretty boy curse" may be over, but is their luck changing for the better? The Dudes make new friends and face new challenges.

88%

This project got the green light!

The Grind

East Stroudsburg Series
Comedy, Drama

A journey to success for three friends becomes their downfall, when their environment manifests their voids and sins.

100%

This project got the green light!

Wise Gals

Boston Short
Crime, Drama

In an alternate 1980s underground, organized crime is ruled by women. Up-and-coming mobster Sophia is ready to take the throne.

100%

This project got the green light!

Before Homosexuals - Educational Outreach Campaign

Guilford Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

From Ancient Times to Victorian Crimes

129%

This project got the green light!

Window Shopping - A Gay Lust Story

Jersey City Short
Romantic Comedy, LGBTQ

Window Shopping is about how we all crave to be seen, to be in intimate relationships, and how easily we can imagine them, even with strange

100%

This project got the green light!

The Rings of Saturn

Saint Paul Feature
Documentary

A documentary that highlights professional wrestler Perry Saturn's rise to fame and the consequences of it.

83%

This project got the green light!

STRAY Season 2

New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A bromantic comedy about a brash gay dude and a nerdy straight guy navigating sexuality, friendship, and relationships in New York City.

81%

This project got the green light!

The Morning After

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

That Section 8 Seinfeld: a band of aging and unskilled, ambitious, yet unmotivated underdog's heroic journey to make ends meet.

100%

This project got the green light!

Freelancers Anonymous

Chicago Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

Billie #hatesherjob and quits to launch a new tech start-up company called Freelancers Anonymous while simultaneously planning her wedding.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Mother Lode

Hoboken Series
Comedy

A positive parenting mother faces the underbelly of motherhood with the help of her dead father, an old friend, and a TV producer.

81%

This project got the green light!

You're The Pest

New York Series
Comedy, Family

Two estranged childhood friends, Alex and Marissa, unexpectedly inherit their families' extermination company in Queens.

110%

This project got the green light!

Monstr Web Series

Seattle Series
Horror, LGBTQ

Mixing horror, comedy, and LGBT themes, Monstr is about a young gay man who downloads the wrong dating app and meets literal monsters!

90%

This project got the green light!

A Whole New World

Los Angeles Music Video
Music, Experimental

A music video for an inventive new arrangement of A Whole New World questions our use of technology.

81%

This project got the green light!

Marisol

New York Short
Drama, Foreign Film

When a young mother takes a risk to provide for her daughter, a stranger turns her transgression into a nightmare.

101%

This project got the green light!

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin Feature
Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.

105%

This project got the green light!

The Business of Being a Dog

New York Series
Comedy

Two doggy inventors fight the clock on an impossible deadline to get their latest dog toy to market. Balls, Bones, Business meetings.

83%

This project got the green light!

Female Friendly

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

A female-driven, buddy comedy about two women and their pursuit in female friendly porn production!

82%

This project got the green light!

An Act of Terror

Charlotte Short
Drama, History

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.

150%

This project got the green light!

Abby and Tabby Alone in the Desert

Los Angeles Feature
Comedy

A modern day Thelma and Louise... with aliens... and it's a comedy.

82%

This project got the green light!

Biophilia

Petaluma Short
Thriller, Shorts Program

When an animal dies under her watch, an isolated new farmer is pushed to prove her worth.

103%

This project got the green light!

About a Donkey

New York Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A quirky ensemble comedy about growing up, about growing old, and about a donkey.

108%

This project got the green light!

OR DIE TRYING

Los Angeles Series
Drama

Four ambitious women attempt to achieve their own definition of success while dealing with the struggles of being a millennial in Hollywood.

82%

This project got the green light!

Pneuma Pictures 2017 Production Slate

New York Company
Comedy, Drama

2 Projects, 1 Campaign

81%

This project got the green light!

Hexer

Cardiff Series
Comedy, Drama

A lineage of a thousand female Hexers and he ruined it. Hexer is just your normal story with LGBTQA+ characters, PoC's and blood magic.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Disenchantment of a Young Adult and a Wild Child

New York Short
Drama

Rachel and Hazel return to their hotel, giddy from a night of drinking in Prague. But the euphoria of the night shatters as the sisters talk

101%

This project got the green light!

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