• Brian Patrick Butler in Assumption (2017)

    Assumption (2017)

  • Return to the Forbidden Planet - New Village Arts

  • Brian Patrick Butler in South of 8 (2016)

    South of 8 (2016)

  • The Aliens

    The Aliens - ion Theatre

Two shorts Brian has written and directed, Hatred and The Phantom Hour, will be haunting the East Coast this month, starting with a screening this Sunday, October 8th at the Scare-A-Con Horror & Pop Culture Fan Convention in Verona, New York. They are featured during the 11 am block at the Turning Stone Casino in Cypress D.

Hatred can also be seen later this month at the Nightmares Film Festival in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, October 21st during the Midnight Shorts C block at 10 am.

Those involved with the films are thankful to the festivals and their directors for the continued opportunity of screening that these festivals provide- especially during the Halloween season!

Hatred (2015)
The Phantom Hour (2016)

Brian Patrick Butler in Assumption (2017)

Assumption playing at OIFF this week and Horrible Imaginings next month!

Assumption is a deep psychological thriller tailored for lovers of drama and horror. Brian performed in this film alongside Cortney Palm and Kylie Young. He also edited the film, which features rich cinematography from Luke Pensabene and masterful direction from Anthony Leone and. In addition, Assumption features a chilling score by R. Kim Shultz and gripping sound design from Lucas Clyde. Earlier this year, it scored third place at the first annual Screen With Screams Film Festival.

Oceanside International Film Festival 2017

Assumption will be screening this Thursday, August 10th at the Sunshine Brooks Theatre during the Oceanside International Film FestivalAssumption will screen fourth, followed by “The Black Ghiandola,” the fourth project by Make A Film Foundation and written by the late Anthony Conti. Johnny Depp, Laura Dern, JK Simmons and David Lynch starred while Sam Raimi and Catherine Hardwicke directed. After the intermission, the feature film “American Satan” will premiere locally, before its theatrical release in October. Ash Avildsen directed and stars include Drake Bell, Malcolm McDowell, Denise Richards and John Bradley. Actress Cortney Palm also performed in American Satan. See the rest of the OIFF 2017 lineup!

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival 2017

You can also catch Assumption at Horrible Imaginings Film Festival on September 8th as part of the San Diego Creators Spotlight. Hosting the event is the Museum of Photographic arts, in the historic Balboa Park near downtown San Diego. Brian was previously nominated at HIFF two years ago for Best Dramatic Short Film “Hatred.” It was his first film credit for writing and directing. This year, Horrible Imaginings will have special guest actress Dee Wallace in attendance, who will accept the Lifetime Achievement Award. See the rest of the HIFF 2017 lineup!

Here is the official trailer for Assumption:

Two shorts Brian has directed and performed in (Hatred, The Phantom Hour) have been accepted into the End of Days Film Festival in Orlando, Florida. Of these films, The Phantom Hour has received an award at The International Horror Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. More info about the festivals and dates can be found at the official Facebook Pages: End of Days Film FestivalThe International Horror Hotel.

HATRED (2015)


Two shorts Brian has written, directed, and performed in (HatredThe Phantom Hour) will be screening this month at San Diego’s first ever Screen With Screams Film Festival!

The event will take place on March 30th at 8 pm at Numbers Nightclub in Hillcrest. At the festival you can also catch the feature Bullets, Fangs and Dinner at 8, which Brian performed in and created special effects for.


HATRED (2015)