Discipline: Film/Video

Christian Bruno

Discipline: Film/Video
Region: San Francisco, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2007

Christian Bruno is a documentary filmmaker. Whatever plans Christian had for the future, they were dashed against the rocks after inadvertently attending a screening of Werner Herzog’s Fata Morgana in high school. The tone, the mood, the weaving of fantasy from the threads of reality, all cast a spell that sent him on a journey – through the lens – ever since. His cinematography has been featured in award-winning short films by Jesse Epstein, Muayad Alayan, and Natalija Vekic, and in compelling videos for Adobe and the LA Arts Commission. As a director, his films have played from the rooftops of New York to the mountains of Utah.



Christian Bruno worked in the Garland studio.

Marian MacDowell and friends originally named this studio in memory of Anna Baetz, the nurse who helped care for Edward MacDowell in the waning years of his life. With generous support from the Garland family, the studio was renovated in 2013 and renamed the Peter and Mary Garland Studio. The inward opening, diamond-pane windows were replaced…

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