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Brad Furman

Brad Furman is a director, writer and producer best known for his gritty, thought-provoking, ethereal style that shows through in all of his mediums as a filmmaker.

Furman's first feature film, The Take, starred John Leguizamo, Tyrese Gibson and Rosie Perez, and was released by Sony Pictures in 2008 to rave reviews. The Take had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and was touted as one of the festival's must see films of the year. Furman's directorial debut short film, Fast Forward, received critical acclaim and screened at over twenty-five film festivals nationwide. His second short film, The Stranger, which he directed, produced, and co-wrote and stars Steve Guttenberg, premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival and was the only short chosen to screen alongside feature length films.

Unbroken, Furman's PSA for The Rape Abuse Incest National Network starring Rachel Bilson, was accepted to the Universal Studios/MVPA Director's Cuts Film Festival. This gripping and compelling film led to Furman's selection as one of the Top Directors of 2004 by the Universal Studios/MVPA panel. Furman also directed 50 Cent and G-Unit in a short film for their appearance at the British equivalent of the Grammy's, The Brits.

In addition to his diverse film repertoire, Furman has also established a strong presence for himself in the music industry. He directed, wrote and produced the critically acclaimed Buried Alive in the Blues documentary, which featured BB King, Buddy Guy, Sam Lay and other blues greats, and was distributed by Bayside Entertainment. Furman has also directed a multitude of music videos for such diverse talent as Parachute, Spitfiya (the winner of Showtime's The Next Episode), Linkin Park's protégé rap group Styles of Beyond, Mr. North, The Marie Sisters, Dr. Dre's protégé Knock-Turn'al, and New Zealand's Zed. Furman also co-produced the title track California Hustla alongside Damon Elliott (producer of Pink, Mya and Gwen Stefani), with vocals by Dionne Warwick and Ya Boy.

Born in Philadelphia, Furman is a Founders Scholar graduate of New York University's Tisch School. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.

Brad Furman Facts

OccupationDirector, Producer, Screenwriter

Selected Filmography

The Infiltrator
The Lincoln Lawyer
Runner Runner
The Take
Sgt. Bilko
The Take by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment by Brad Furman
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