DIRECTOR - WRITER - PRODUCER
of the Year
Brian Skiba's action-thriller, The 2nd, topped iTunes charts taking the #1 Streaming Movie in the Nation, as well, the #1 Action-Adventure and #1 Independent. The film marks 5th feature film since 2015. Skiba has directed 12 TV movies, written three (3), and produced three (3)., with over 20 in the works.
2011 Arizona Filmmaker of the Year, Brian Skiba is a Director and Writer of feature films for Screen and Television. In 2017 Brian made history with the feature film Running Away (2017), which premiered in Spain as the highest-rated afternoon TV Movie in AntenaTrés history with 1.25 million homes.
Skiba graduated with a B.A. in English and a minor in Creative Writing from Arizona State University. Fulfilling his passion for storytelling and film, and immediately followed his graduation by directing his first feature film, Blood Moon Rising. A horror/comedy distributed by Entertainment One that found great success in the Zombie niche', so much so, Brian was asked to direct a low budget indie film for the producer of Narc. That film was Dirty Little Trick, starring Dean Cain and Michael Madsen, and premiered domestically on Showtime.
In 2012, Brian wrote a script called Defending Santa that was acquired by ION Television and went on to direct the film, starring Dean Cain, Jodie Sweetin, John Savage, and Jud Tylor. That same year he directed Anatomy of Deception that premiered on Lifetime, October 2014. In 2015, ION Channel asked Brian to write and direct an epic World War II feature film entitled, Christmas Truce.
In 2017, Brian directed the fast-paced female empowerment action fight movie, Chokehold, released theatrically in 2019. He then directed a Grindhouse-niche film based on the graphic novel Rottentail, published by Source Point Press released in theaters, Easter 2019, followed by one of Universal Home Video’s top holiday releases, My Adventures with Santa.
On September 1st, 2020, Skiba’s action film, The 2nd starring Ryan Phillippe, Casper van Dien, and Nickelodeon / social media star Jack Griffo, opened digitally nationwide, capturing the #1 streaming movie over the 2020 Labor Day long weekend, in addition to #1 Action Adventure and #1 Independent.
The busy filmmaker recently wrapped five feature films (The Perfect Wife, Deadly Excursion 2, An Organized Killer, The Christmas High Note, Deprivation) and is signed to direct two action films for Appreciated Media the fast-paced political thriller Redacted, followed by Emergency.
Brian’s favorite quote from the highly regarded Director, Alfred Hitchcock, is, "To make a great film, you need three things - the script, the script, and the script."
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