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Brian Stockton

Film Department
Associate Professor

Office: ED 239.2
Phone: 306-585-4785

Brian Stockton is an accomplished filmmaker with a large body of work in various genres including drama, animation and documentary. His work often blurs the lines between genres by invoking numerous styles within a single film. In his ongoing series of humorous personal documentaries he has explored the relationship between personal and shared history by examining Canadian and Saskatchewan identity alongside his own. His work has screened at film festivals around the world, including several world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival. There have been numerous broadcasts of his work in Canada, as well as The United States, Europe and the Scandinavian countries.

  • MFA (York University) 2005
  • BFA (University of Regina) 1990
  • 2081 (2017) (11 min.) A personal documentary that wraps up 'The Epic Story of My Life’ Series.
  • The Sabbatical (2015) (78 min.) A feature film comedy about a photography professor going through a mid-life crisis. Festival screenings include Whistler Film Festival, Beijing International Film Festival, Palm Beach Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Sedona Film Festival.
  • Snapshots (2013) (11 min.) A personal documentary featuring 5000 still photographs taken over a period of 25 years. A life flashing in front of your eyes in rapid, hypnotic fashion. Festival screening include Raindance London UK., Vancouver International Film Festival.
  • My Dinner With Generation X (2010) (48 min.) A one-hour personal docu-comedy about Canadians born in the early 1960's. Features David Foot, Don McKellar, Mina Shum, Neil Howe.
  • Whitmore Park (The Epic Story of My Life Part 4) (2008) (9 min.) The fourth part in Stockton's ‘Epic Story of My Life’ series.
  • The Man Who Built My Childhood (The Epic Story of My Life Appendix B) (2008) (5 min.) A brief film portrait of renowned Saskatchewan architect Joseph Pettick, designer of numerous Saskatchewan landmarks including the filmmaker's elementary school. Screened at Rotterdam International Architecture Film Festival.
  • The Saskatchewan Trilogy (2003-2006) The first three short films in the Epic Story series. Using home movies, vintage memorabilia, and the straight facts about Saskatchewan, these films create an eccentric portrait of the first several years of the filmmaker's life, and the province that shaped his identity. Awards: Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary, Temecula Valley Festival, California. Several Nominations at Canada's Golden Sheaf Awards.
  • The Weight of the World (1994) (17 min.) A science-fiction comedy about a world with inexplicable increases in gravity. Best short at Vancouver International Film Festival. Canada's Golden Sheaf Awards special jury prize. Named one of the ten best Canadian Shorts of the 1990’s by Cinemascope Magazine. Broadcast in Canada, the USA and throughout Europe.
  • The Blob Thing Shorts (1988-2001) Eleven short films in clay animation that feature the eternally depressed Blob Thing.
  • The Final Gift (1990) (5 min.) A collaboration with the filmmaker's grandmother, shot in a single take. Screened at Los Angeles Film Forum as one of the ten best of the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
  • The 24 Store (1990) (75 min.) A low budget feature film exploring the comedic aimlessness of a group of friends born in the 1960's.
  • Wheat Soup (1987) (75 min.) A low budget feature film set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Part of the motion picture negative collection of the National Archives of Canada.