What The Hell's a Son Of A Crow???
Hi!My name is Brandon Alan Crowson, and if you're reading this I'm probably trying to sell you something. Maybe it's a copy of one of my films! Maybe it's my services as a freelance content creator! Maybe you're just thinking about buying a t-shirt and wanna know who you're giving your money to! Either way, let me give you some background.
I've been doing freelance video production and screenwriting since 2010.
Here's my IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5585424/
Here's a playlist of some of my past work:
I attended college for screenwriting specifically, but while there quickly learned that in order to tell my own stories for a living one day, I would have to know how to do a lot more than just write scripts. So while my college was kind enough to offer classes in the basics of videography, editing, sound design, etc. they didn't offer much in the way of visual effects courses. Fortunately we live in the information age, so I was able to use online tutorials to teach myself one new visual effects trick every week while in college, and for long after.
In 2011 I won the MCTC Production Excellence Award for a screenplay of mine titled, "Poorman". Stephen McFeely (Co-writer of Infinity War and Endgame) shook my hand and handed me the award himself.
In 2012 I graduated from MCTC with an Associates Degree in Screenwriting. Rather than go into further debt in pursuit of a Bachelor's Degree (Capitalism...pffft. Am I right?) I decided to pursue a career as a freelancer under the name Son Of A Crow Productions, collaborating with various local artists and friends.
In 2013 I'd completed my 1st short film, a silly superhero comedy titled April 13th. April 13th was an Official Selection of the 2013 PollyGrind Film Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada and also won the Silver Screen Award at the Nevada International Film Festival that same year.
I spent much of 2014 transitioning into full time self employment. Trading in the stability of a 9-5 can be a daunting task, especially in this economy. But I knew it had to be done, and was fortunate enough to form enough long term working relationships to be able to pay my bills.
In 2015 I had the rare privilege of crowdfunding over $20,000 on IndieGoGo to make my first feature length film. A documentary about the life and death of my favorite rapper, Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen. The documentary, The World Has No Eyedea, was wildly successful, making many times it's initial budget back. The World Has No Eyedea won the Platinum Award at the Spotlight Documentary Film Awards in Atlanta, Georgia in 2016. It was also an Official Selection of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival (the oldest and largest film festival in the state of MN), an Official Selection of the NYC Hip-Hop Film Festival in 2016, and an Official Selection of the 2016 St. Cloud International Film Festival. After festivals I worked with various promoters and artists around the U.S. to create and promote The World Has No Eyedea Tour, which consisted of a concert with various musicians from the film playing after a screening of the movie, in several states and provinces of Canada. After the tour I began booking screenings at and selling out art-house theaters throughout the world before going on sale via Amazon Instant Video, DVD, iTunes, and Vimeo. Due to Covid-19, 2020 will be the first year since the film's release that it didn't play in art-house theaters in Minneapolis, Denver, and San Diego, the week of Eyedea's birthday.
My only business partner on the project was the late Eyedea's mother, who gets half of every cent the project makes. A fact that I am frankly, extremely proud of. I say often that Ms. Averill essentially gave me a Master's Degree worth of life experience by selecting me to tell her son's story. I'm happy to say, I did not waste the opportunity.
After The World Has No Eyedea there was a point where I had someone on the East Coast and the West Coast trying to pitch my favorite script "Poorman" to various investors, but to no avail. So in 2018 I wrote the most recent draft of a script I'd been re-writing since college, The Diabolical Schemes of Thadeus Jackson. Over the summer and fall of 2018 Son Of A Crow Productions partnered with Green Screen Studios and organized a cast and crew of 75 people total under a profit sharing arrangement to film the movie. We completed production in September of 2018. Given the CGI intensive scenes in the film, post production has been a lengthy process. For the past 2 years I have taken no vacations, I have not indulged much in a social life, I have done little else but be a parent and edit my 2nd movie.
Fortunately, we are happy to announce that we have completed post-production on The Diabolical Schemes of Thadeus Jackson. It's already generating a lot of positive feedback from the indie film community!
Somewhere over the course of managing social media presence for my art, I started creating what I refer to as "soapbox pages". Just places to share memes and angry rants such as Guillotines For Billionaires 2020 (21,000+ FB followers), and F This Imperialistic BS (15,000+ FB followers). I sell custom clothes through this website to some of my social media followers. Feel free to buy yourself a shirt!
Over the course of my myriad adventures I have learned all manner of unusual skills including but not limited to Content Creation, Social Media Management via Hootesuite, Video and Cinematic Production from Pre-Post, Screenwriting, Visual Effects, Sound Design, and much, much more. My whole life plan is to make 10 movies and retire to live off the royalties. If I'm actively looking for freelance work, it's because I'm in between films. So hire me while you can!
All of that backstory just to say, my time and my talent is available for the right price. Please take a look around at samples of my work. I hope I didn't bore you to death!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and lets talk about what we can create together!