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|Born||Don Jay Brawner
June 21, 1981
Menlo Park, California, U.S.
|Occupation||film director and music video director|
Brawner, was born and raised in Menlo Park, California a suburb of San Francisco. He spent most of his free time as a kid filming skate videos and making short films. In 2000, after taking film classes at DeAnza College, he moved Orange, California to begin his education at Chapman University's film school. While studying there, he produced and directed a number of films and soon after went on to become a partner in Generator, a music video production company started by Derek Dale. During that time he filmed a number of upcoming bands, honing his talent for creating clean, image-driven videos, many of which have been featured on MTV, MTV2, and Fuse.
In 2007, DJay founded Anthem Films LLC, a commercial and music video production company. Combining his interest in visual storytelling with his talent behind the camera.
He now resides in Los Angeles, California.
DJay Brawner has directed videos for Stick To Your Guns, Big City Kids, Sam Adams, Arielle Paige, Everyday Tragedy, Jackson United (Chris Shifflet from the Foo Fighters side project), Emery, Ginger Sling of Smashing Pumpkins, Mayday Parade, Mike Herrera's Tumbledown, My New Life, Hope Departed, The Action Design, Eudora (band).
From 2005 to 2006, Brawner created, directed, and produced 26 episodes of a magazine style television show called Noise Link. It currently is airing in Syndication across the USA.
Brawner also works as a feature film set photographer.
Brawner recently completed production on his first feature film entitled Measure.
The influential post-hardcore band The Used announced that they were creating a 12 year retrospective documentary about their career. It was confirmed through posts on both Brawner's and the bands social media pages that he was directing the untitled Documentary.
Before being a video director Brawner played bass in Orange County punk band Wiggum. The band toured the west coast several times as well as toured the country playing with many notable acts including Hellogoodbye, Nofx, The Matches, Atreyu, and many more.
DJay's cousin Theresa Schwegel is an award winning author.
DJay has been playing bass in the punk rock band Good Knives (which features members of Love Equals Death since December 2013.
- "72 Hours: A Love Story" (2011)
- "Oranges" (2004)
- "Static Eyes" (2003)
- "Dancing Machine" by Wiggum (2003)
- "Radio Life" by Wiggum (2004)
- "Disguising Mistakes With Goodbyes" by Emery (2004)
- "Loadinplayloadout" by My New Life (2004)
- "Faith" by Ginger Sling (2004)
- "Mouth" by UpSyndrome (2004)
- "Black Cat" by Mayday Parade (2007)
- "Connect/Disconnect" by The Action Design (2008)
- "Atlantic City" by Mike Herrera's Tumbledown (2008)
- "Ballad Of A Factory Man" by Mike Herrera's Tumbledown(2008)
- "21st Century Fight Song" by Jackson United (2008)
- "Farewell" by Hope Departed (2008)
- "Enough Is Enough" by Stick To Your Guns (2008)
- "One Night Stand" by Big City Kids (2008)
- "Digging Up The Dead" by Eudora(2009)
- "Money Don't Make A Difference" by Arielle Paige (2010)
- "Synthetic Hearts" by Everyday Tragedy (2010)
- "Still I Rise" by Sam Adams featuring G Curtis (2010)
- "Give Me Something" by Scars On 45 (2011)
- "Rope (Foo Fighters song)" by Foo Fighters (2011)
- "Stereo Hearts" by Gym Class Heroes (2011)
- "Ass Back Home" by Gym Class Heroes (2011)
- "Run" by Flo Rida (2012)
- "Something Deadly" by Fake Figures (2012)
- "As We Drift" by Fake Figures (2012)
- "Haunted Heart" by Little Hurricane (2012)
- "Yours Forever" by The Seeking (2012)
- "Fate" by Our Last Night (2012)
- "Hands And Faces" by The Used (2013)
- "Give Myself" by Zoo Brazil (2013)
- "Heart's A Legend" by Zoo Brazil (2013)
- "The Message" by Zoo Brazil (2013)
- "Safe" by DJ Muggs (2013)
- "We Don't Sleep Tonight" by Young Empires (2013)
- "Shouting At The Rain" by The Dear Hunter (2013)
- "Take Me Home" by Cash Cash (2013)
- "Girls/Girls/Boys" by Panic! At The Disco (2013)
- "Flicker Fade" by Taking Back Sunday (2014)
- "All Of The Stars" by Ed Sheeran (2014)
- "Crazy For You" by Scars On 45 (2014)
- "Call" by Francesco Yates (2014)
- "Through The Night" by Cedric Gervais (2014)
- "Noise Link" 26 Episodes (2005–2006)
- "Up The Tree" (2005)
- "Framework" (2010)
- SCREEN | The Call Sheet | December 2012 Stories
- UTG INTERVIEW: Bert McCracken of The Used | Under the Gun Review
- Interview: Wiggum Interview
- Measure (2012) - IMDb
- Filming began Monday in Norwood on MEASURE | News | Central News
- 72 Hours: A Love Story (2011) - IMDb
- Stick To Your Guns on Yahoo! Music
- brawner | Authentik Artists
- DJay Brawner | TV and Media Blog
- "Still I Rise" with Sam Adams & G Curtis - YOUNG HOLLYWOOD
- Scars On 45 'Give Me Something' [OFFICIAL VIDEO] - YouTube
- Rope (This Video Sucks Contest: Directed by DJay Brawner) | The Official Foo Fighters Site
- Fake Figures: Atreyu Guitarist's New Band Unveil 'Something Deadly' Video - Noisecreep
- Video Static: Music Video News: WATCH IT: Fake Figures "As We Drift" (DJay Brawner, dir.)
- Video Premiere: Fake Figures, ‘As We Drift’
- Video Static: Music Video News: WATCH IT: Little Hurricane "Haunted Heart" (DJay Brawner, dir.)
- Panic! At The Disco: Girls/Girls/Boys - OFFICIAL VIDEO
- The Show : Framework