Evan Spencer Brace grew up in the small town of Mexico, Missouri. Bordered around farms and industrial plants and not much in the middle, Evan found escape in cinema. This launched Evan into study directing. As a director he does not fear using or exploring communication tools which go beyond the typical ones in filmmaking. Studying under Asian cinema expert, Chuck Stephens (Cinema Scope, Film Comment) he was exposed to the philosophies of Mizoguchi, Kobayashi and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. This awakened his views on taking new approaches to film. Having worked under Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, The Handmaiden) as an assistant, this gave Brace a huge insight in the kind of director he wanted to become. Throughout his studies he fell in love with new languages of communicating the metaphysical and spiritual within cinema. He sees a large gap in films today that give unique characters a voice to question and challenge the typical infrastructures of either society or spiritual identity. Brace journeyed to Japan and Thailand in 2016 to meditate on these ideas of numinous art. He has since then been focusing on writing and self-producing narrative work. His passion is to step outside the box and find new ways to engage audiences through visual storytelling. He is a filmmaker interested in breaking molds and telling the stories that aren’t always considered.
Work Seen On: Gizmodo, MTV, Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, BET, Pitchfork, SPIN, VEVO, CMT, IMVDb, VideoStatic, FILTER, Stereogum and Dissolve.
Clients Include: APPLE, Yamaha, Coca-Cola, Vitamin Water, RCA, UNIVERSAL, WARNER, SONY, Capitol Records, Dim Mak, AMC Networks, Big Machine Label Group, FIAT, ESPN, ORECK, AUTOBODY AMERICA, Nashville Zoo, Television Food Network, Georgia-Pacific, Carrie Underwood, Duck Dynasty, Republic Records, NESTLÉ, The Black Keys and Sharper Image.
Shudder Labs Fellow 2017
Vimeo Staff Pick Recipient
Loophole Berlin Exhibition 2016 - Art Film, UNCERTAINTY
Bel Esprit Showroom Premiere (Paris, France) - Art Film, Goshu Ondo
Lyric Video of the Year | Tiesto - LA Music Video Festival 2014