Brian Gersten is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and non-fiction writer based in NYC. Brian quickly grew fond of storytelling while growing up in Chicago, and has since crisscrossed the country documenting countless stories on film and on paper. Brian received a B.A. in journalism from the University of Colorado in 2010, and graduated from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in 2012. From there, he began working as an intern at Kartemquin Films and eventually became the outreach coordinator for the Emmy-award winning KTQ film "The Trials of Muhammad Ali".
Brian then shifted his focus to producing and directing his own documentaries, and in 2016 he completed an M.F.A in documentary film at Wake Forest University. Over the years, Brian's films have gone on to screen at notable film festivals across the country and overseas. Brian's documentary short "The Hollerin' Contest at Spivey's Corner" is currently streaming on PBS, and his most recent short "Caviar Dreams" is in the midst of a successful festival run. Brian's writing has been published in the likes of Sunday Salon, Gastronomica, YES! Magazine, and Hot Doug's: The Book.