Brett Wagner is a director based in Los Angeles. He has helmed spots for McDonalds, EmblemHealth, Time Warner, Hawaiian Airlines, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lexus, Toyota, First Insurance, American Savings Bank, Burger King, Belkin International and others. He also directs and writes long-form branded entertainment for clients such as Starwood Resorts, DIRECTV, and Snickers. His work has been honored with dozens of industry awards.
Brett’s short films have premiered at Sundance, been declared “must-see” by IndieWIRE, and won numerous festival awards—for which two of them have received Academy Award qualification. Brett has worked as an agency copywriter, an editor, and a hedge-trimmer (one summer only.) He has dived with great white sharks, organized Martin Scorsese’s film collection, sipped kava with the village elders, traded on the black market in Soviet Leningrad, worked concessions at the Rocky Horror Picture Show, poked lava with a stick, and once squished a Suzuki with an excavator—on purpose. Brett holds an MFA from NYU. OMG.