Brian MacNeel is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but has spent the past eight years in Atlanta, Georgia where he received a BFA in Creative Writing with a Concentration in Poetry from Georgia State University. Despite the vast money-making potential of such a major, he decided to pursue filmmaking after having a near spiritual experience while watching Psycho in an elective film course. Since then he has dedicated himself to watching as many films as he can get his hands on while shooting short films of his own. His filmmaking takes influence from a variety of disciplines such as film, poetry, critical theory, philosophy, painting and the dirty jokes he tells with his friends.