During his high school years, Brian developed an interest in drawing comics and creating role-playing stories which lead him to attend Columbia College in Chicago with a focus on animation. He was required to take Movie Production courses, and after attending a Film Tech class, his became focused on developing movies rather than animating them. His first short film wasn’t created until December of 2010. Since then he has made 11 short movies. “Nefarious” was the first short movie he made under the Familiar Moon Cinema name.