Brian Blum is a Miami and NYC-based filmmaker. His career began at NYU's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, where he received a BFA in Film & Television production. His NYU Thesis, Blood and Water, made the BAFTA shortlist in 2018 after winning the NYU Wasserman King 1st Prize and world premiering at the Miami Film Festival, where Brian now serves on the programming committee. Brian's follow up short, My Daughter Yoshiko, won the Zeno Mountain Award at Miami Film Festival, and continues to succeed on the festival circuit. Brian is the Executive Director and Head of Production of AdaptLab Filmmakers, a production company based out of Brooklyn that helps employees with intellectual disabilities forge paths towards successful careers in the film industry. Brian has written, directed, or produced many award-winning short films and music videos, and is in development for two separate feature documentary projects.
My Daughter Yoshiko
With her daughter Yoshiko diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and her husband overseas serving in the military, Saki Omura is finding it harder and harder to cope. Too ashamed to burden others and too proud to ask for help, Saki faces the now-daunting task of giving her daughter the best life possible.