Chris Brinker

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Chris Brinker
Born (1970-12-17)December 17, 1970
Died February 8, 2013(2013-02-08) (aged 42)

Chris Brinker (December 17, 1970 – February 8, 2013) was an American film producer and director, known for his work in the action film The Boondock Saints (1999), and also as an actor in a small role in that film. He was co-producer on Lonely Street (2008) and on The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009).

Before Brinker died suddenly in 2013, he was working with his friend Lloyd Segan on the film Baby Proof.[1]

He made his directorial debut, working with Matt Dillon, Kevin Chapman, and Willem Dafoe, in the feature film Bad Country, which was released in 2014.[2][3] He is survived by his brother, Michael Brinker, who worked with him on that project, his two parents, his two sisters, his seven nieces and nephews and his longtime partner and fiancée, Erika Bruun-Anderson.

Brinker was to be presented with the Robert Smalls Indie Vision Award at the 7th annual Beaufort, South Carolina International Film Festival in February 2013.[4]

On October 3, 2013, The San Diego Film Festival honored the life and work of film producer, Chris Brinker with the "Chris Brinker Award" given to first directorial debut filmmakers.[5]

Starting in 2013, there will be an annual scholarship given to students from Point Loma High School where Chris attended, on behalf of the CB Films Foundation to aspiring movie artists.


  1. ^ "Boondock Saints Producer Chris Brinker Dead at 42, Unexpected Aortic Aneurysm". Radar Online. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "'Boondock Saints' producer Chris Brinker dies suddenly from aortic aneurysm". EW. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "'Boondock Saints' Producer Chris Brinker Dead at 42". The Inquisitr. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Chris Brinker to be Presented Inaugural Robert Smalls Indie Vision Award", Beaufort Film Festival press release in Prolog, January 22, 2013
  5. ^ Doniego de France, Eileen (October 11, 2013). "San Diego Film Festival Honors Hollywood Producer Judd Apatow". La Jolla Blue Book. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 

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