Dustin Brown founded DTF in 2007. He is a writer, director, and editor with a passion for telling character-driven, socially conscious stories. He is a graduate of the American Film Institute Directing Program.
His short film SOLIDARITY was an Official Selection of the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, a BAFTA U.S. Student Film Awards Finalist, and won numerous awards including Best Short Film at the San Diego Film Festival and winner of the Kodak Student Film Scholarship.
His AFI thesis film CLARITY received the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award for a film that “accurately and positively portrays science and technology”, was a Finalist for the VIZIO + Dolby Vision Filmmaker Challenge, and Won Best Short Film at the Highland Park Independent Film Festival.
Dustin is currently in development on two feature films: a documentary on the animal rights movement and the narrative feature SOLIDARITY (adapted from the short) which was shortlisted for the 2018 Sundance Screenwriters Lab.