Culture Spotlight Featuring Phillip Bryan
P.R. Bryanis an award winning independent filmmaker from Harlem, NY. Hereceived an education in audio engineering/ post-production from Five Towns Collegeand The Institute of Audio Research. As a kid, Bryan was inspired by the escapism ofthe music, art, and films of the 1990s & 2000s. Through his own films, Bryan strives to introduce new faces, ideas, and creatively push the boundaries of the medium.
Tell us about your experience at the Hip Hop Film Festival. The Hip Hop Festival was a wonderful experience. Getting to watch other filmmakers projects, as well as my own, on the big screen was amazing.
Why are “stories from the culture” worthy of a platform? Stories from the culture are more than worthy of a platform. The are necessary. Now more than ever is the time to usher in a wave of original and unique stories for the big and small screen.
Why do you think the Harlem Film House and Hip Hop Film Festival are important? I think the Harlem Film House and Hip Hop Film Festival are important, because they give filmmakers and musicians the opportunity to showcase creativity that might otherwise go unseen by mass audiences.
What projects are you working on now? I am currently working two projects. One of them is a film centered around NYC and hip hop culture.