Bio

Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Brian Williams spent much of his time outdoors.  Realizing he wasn’t being scouted for rugby, skiing, or any other sport, Brian pivoted and completed a BA degree in Film and TV Production at the University of British Columbia.  

In 1994, Brian moved to Toronto and worked as an assistant editor on commercials, music videos and short films.  He had the opportunity to work on a Showtime miniseries of six short films with such notable directors as Peter Bogdanovich, Bob Rafelson, Norman Jewison, Joe Dante and Jonathan Kaplan.

As an editor, Brian’s work in commercials have been awarded internationally at Cannes, The One Show, London International Awards, Clio Awards, Marketing Awards and ACCC.  He is considered one of Canada’s top commercial editors, specializing in comedy and dialogue.

In 2015, Brian received the Best Editing award at the One Screen Awards for his work on the short film, Leonard in Slow Motion, starring Martin Starr (Silicon Valley, Freaks and Geeks). The film showcased at the BFI London Film Festival and the Palm Springs International Shortfest.

In 2016, Brian edited the feature film, The House of Tomorrow, starring Ellen Burstyn, Nick Offerman, Asa Butterfield, Alex Wolff and Maude Apatow.  It premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival in April 2017 and received several awards and  critically-acclaimed reviews.

Brian is a founding partner of Saints Editorial, which boasts the most diverse and talented roster in Canada. In 2019, he and his partners opened Darling VFX and Colour, already one of Canada’s premiere Online Finishing shops.

Brian also loves music. He listens, plays, and films it.  He has filmed live performances of artists like The Tragically Hip, Broken Social Scene, Sloan, The Sam Roberts Band, Sarah Harmer, among others.

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