Brian Gersten is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and editor based in NYC. His films have gone on to screen in over nine different countries and at dozens of notable film festivals around the globe. Some of Brian's most recent work can be seen on the likes of PBS, Amazon Prime, and The Atlantic. His films have been written about in Forbes, Film Inquiry, and The AV Club.
Brian quickly grew fond of storytelling while growing up outside of Chicago, and has since crisscrossed the country documenting countless stories. Brian received a B.A. in journalism from the University of Colorado in 2010, and graduated from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in 2012. From there, he began working as an intern at Kartemquin Films and eventually became the outreach coordinator for the Emmy-award winning KTQ film The Trials of Muhammad Ali.
Brian then shifted his focus to directing, producing, and editing his own films, and in 2016 he completed an M.F.A in documentary film at Wake Forest University. He recently finished editing the feature documentary Searching for Mr. Rugoff, directed by Ira Deutchman, which premiered at DocNYC in 2019. Now he is editing another feature doc about the life and work of author Tom Wolfe. Brian is also an adjunct professor at Rutgers University where he teaches video editing.