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Artist of the Week: Brad Rushing

Brad Rushing. Photo by Chad Eicher

We're happy to present the community's artist of the week, Brad Rushing!



Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Brad expressed an aptitude for art and science from a very early age. He majored in fine art at Houston's prestigious High School For The Performing And Visual Arts and also college where he added filmmaking for a double major. Upon completing his education, he shifted focus to filmmaking full time. Roger Corman's Concorde/New Horizons film studio afforded Brad some of his first feature film opportunities as Director of Photography where he learned valuable skills for innovation and economy and made fast friendships with many people who have become influential filmmakers. After a number of years concentrating on indie feature films Brad began to shoot high end music videos photographing award-winning, iconic clips for artists like Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie, Nelly and Eminem. Brad's ground-breaking work on Moby's "We Are All Made Of Stars" won an MTV Video Music Award "Moonman" for Best Cinematography in a Video, and many of the other music videos he shot have won awards such as VMAs, MVPAs and Grammys for Best Video. Brad also won a Canadian Society of Cinematographers Award for Best Cinematography in a Video for the Alsou video "Always On My Mind." Brad has also achieved a reputation as a gifted commercial cinematographer. His work includes a NASCAR Superbowl spot, notable high-profile national and international campaigns, branded-content and promo work. Brad was the cinematographer for the Jay Roach-directed "Dustin Hoffman - Master Class" acting workshop, his second collaboration with director Roach. Brad continues to photograph indie feature films including "Cook County" which won Best Feature at the Hollywood Film Festival and the Audience Award at SXSW. Brad was cinematographer on the Warner Brothers/Wonderland/Bandito Brothers web series "Aim High 2" starring "Twilight"'s Jackson Rathbone, Aimee Teegarden and Beverly DeAngelo, which was directed by Academy Award-winning short director Ari Sandel. Brad recently photographed the feature films "Doolittle's Heroes," about the WWII Doolittle Raid retaliatory attack on Japan following Pearl Harbor, which was shot in the U.S. and China, and the upcoming science fiction television series starring Casper Van Dien "Salvage Marines." Brad's most recent work is the feature film "A California Christmas" which filmed in Petaluma, CA in July 2020, one of the first film productions to start under stringent COVID-19 safety protocols. The film will debut on a major streaming platform for the 2020 holiday season. His commercial brands include: ABC, Aguila, Belkin, Blue Diamond Almonds, British Telecom, Comcast, Coors, Cricket, Disney, Fandango, Fox Sports, Fruco, Fuel TV, Geico, Glad, GSN, Hallmark, Heineken,, Macys, McDonalds, Miller,, National Geographic, NFL, NASA, Nascar, Pepsi, PlayStation, Pop Tarts, Sketchers, ROKA Sports, SC Johnson, Schweppes, Sebastian, TBS, TLC, TV Guide, Velocity, Veria Network, Vodafone, WeTV

Written By: Catherine Fabre

Brad Rushing. Photo by: Piper Ferguson

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