bRANT SERSEN

BRANT SERSEN is a New York-based writer and director who made his feature film debut with RELEASE, a gritty documentary about punk rock and hardcore, which reached #28 on the Billboard video charts. Shortly after completing Release, Brant directed the documentary SICK OF IT ALL: THE STORY SO FAR about legendary New York hardcore band, Sick of it All. Brant's first narrative feature was the hilarious cult comedy, BLACKBALLED: THE BOBBY DUKES STORY starring CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL creator and star Rob Corddry as Bobby Dukes, a disgraced former paintball champion trying to stage a comeback. A film festival favorite, Blackballed garnered numerous accolades, including the 2004 SXSW Audience Award and marked the feature film debut of some hilarious familiar faces such as: THE HANGOVER and THE OFFICE star Ed Helms, 30 ROCK's Jack McBrayer, THE LEAGUE’s Paul Scheer, 21 JUMP STREET's Rob Riggle and many others. In 2009, Brant followed up Blackballed with the indie comedy, SPLINTERHEADS starring Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) and Rachael Taylor (Transformers). Splinterheads won awards at several film festivals and was distributed theatrically by Paladin. Brant’s latest feature, SANATORIUM, a supernatural thriller set in an abandoned hospital, was released by Lionsgate / After Dark Films in December 2014. He's currently developing an Untitled Thriller with Unique Features and Benaroya Pictures that's slated to shoot summer 2016.

Brant has directed commercials and music videos for Dell, Modell's, Sour Patch Kids, Comedy Central, West Point Military Academy, Fiveboro Skateboards, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Brethren and Ming & FS.

He is represented by Paradigm and Principato-Young Entertainment