Bob Bryan(Director / Writer / Executive Producer / Director of Photography)
A man who understands the notion of the independent filmmaker and revels in it, Bob Bryan is a sincere, dedicated and whole-hearted man. He gives everything he has to see, his dreams through and though he dreams big, he is still humble in the way he is focused on all the small things. He does not take his inspirations and motivations lightly and handles them in a very personal and emotional manner.
We at Sophodok, asked him a couple of questions.
What drives you? What is that one thought that makes up your DNA? That sums up your motivation?
I am fascinated by "reality" and how many facets there are in individual perception of it. I loved doing the Graffiti Verite' Doc-Series because it allowed me the opportunity to explore the endless evolution of rationalizations, motivations, perception and execution of life by some really talented individuals. It just intrigues me to witness all the creative permutations and psychologies that overlap each other in this daily execution of our "reality-dance."
I am personally motivated by my immense curiosity about the complex process of how people make their daily choices (consciously and unconsciously) that ultimately spawn and create what we acknowledge is our collective contemporary culture.
Bob is also very dedicated to his work which is currently the majority of his purposeful and persevering life.
We also asked him why he took documentaries as a forte, and he said
Because it is the visual format that best allows me to probe the How, What and the Why, which is my obsession. I originally started out wanting to be a psychiatrist; this passion was later replaced by interests in filmmaking, theater, magazine publishing, film acting, film production and documentary film making.
I am currently contemplating an indie-feature film project about "programmed conflict."
Through his work, Bob looks to make the world see that things aren’t always what they seem and to make them see that talent should be treated with high importance. He looks at the world from a very different perspective that we really do wish everyone could see it through his eyes. In his amazing, moving documentaries (Graffiti Verite) not only did he change the lives of other people but also learnt a few lessons of his own.
Graffiti Verite made him achieve self-confidence and self-acceptance and any documentary that could achieve such great things should not be taken lightly. He says “The journey involved a lot of pain and sacrifice but through it I became even stronger.”
Bob Bryan has that amazing capability of believing in his work and believing in himself to such a degree that there is no option but to live up to his dreams.
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