As an auteur filmmaker with both of his award-winning films successfully in distribution, Brent Bambic has certainly mastered the traits of both patience and perseverance.
A native Southern Californian and currently bicoastal between Los Angeles and Miami, Brent originally studied film at UCLA and the prestigious American Film Institute.
Several screenplays followed over the course of a few years as they circulated throughout numerous production companies and studios. During that time, Brent sold two of his screenplays, an adaptation of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and the family drama "The Zephyr Trophy." Additionally, he produced and directed a short version of "Beelzebub,” a supernatural thriller that he also wrote. He later gained production experience through staff positions at Ridley Scott’s Scott Free and at TriCoast Studios.
Wanting to make his dreams a reality, Brent not only wrote, but also produced and directed his first feature entitled “Runaways” www.runawaysthefilm.com, a drama about runaway teens struggling to stay off the harsh streets of Los Angeles. Shot documentary style, the indie film was produced through his own Stronghold Productions. After having its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in '03, “Runaways” became a surprise arthouse hit, screening at several film festivals to positive reviews and also in limited release.
Brent recently completed his second feature, a romantic drama entitled “Exploring Love” www.exploringlovethefilm.com, which also had its world premiere at a Cannes Film Festival in '07. Shot in HD, the indie film took off on the festival circuit, where it won Best Drama Feature and was nominated for Outstanding Cast Performance by the AOF International Film Festival, and Brent received a nomination for Best Producer by the Queens International Film Festival, the New York premiere of the movie. The acclaimed film, which was shot in Miami, had its theatrical premiere in South Florida at Flagship Cinemas.
Brent is currently preparing for production an action/drama project titled “Sanctioned to Die".