Bill Brown (filmmaker)

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Bill Brown
Born William Brown
Lubbock, Texas
Nationality American
Education CalArts (MFA 1997)[1]
Harvard (BFA 1992)[2]
Known for Documentary film, Photography
Awards New York Underground Film Festival Award (2002)
USA Film Festival Texas Award (2000)

Bill Brown is a "nomadic"[3] filmmaker, photographer, and author from Lubbock, Texas. He has produced films on the United States–Mexico border, North Dakota missile silos, the Trans-Canada Highway, among other places. The films have been exhibited at numerous film festivals and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.[4][5] He describes his films as postcards with a pretty picture but instead of words on the back, his films are narrated with voiceover[6][1]. He's also the author of a zine called Dream Whip[7] which currently has 15 issues, and the book Saugus to the Sea (ISBN 978-0968974407). In 2001 Brown received the Creative Capital Award in the Discipline of Moving Image. [8]


  • Roswell (1994)[9]
  • Hub City (1996) [10]
  • Confederation Park (1999)[9]
  • Buffalo Common (2001)[9]
  • Mountain State (2003)[9]
  • The Other Side (2006)[10]
  • Chicago Corner (2009)
  • Document (2012)
  • Memorial Land (2012)

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