Brett Story (Canada)

Brett Story is a filmmaker, writer and geographer based in Toronto. Her films have screened internationally at festivals such as CPH-DOX, the Viennale, SXSW, True/False, and Oberhausen. Her most recent feature documentary, The Hottest August, was a New York Times Critics’ Pick and is currently playing cinemas and festivals around the world.

Brett has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Sundance Documentary Institute. Her 2016 feature documentary, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes, was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Hot Docs Documentary Festival and was a nominee for Best Feature Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards.

Brett is the author of the book, Prison Land: Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America, and coeditor of the forthcoming volume, Digital Life in the Global City. She holds a PhD in geography and is currently an assistant professor in the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University.

Filmography

  • The Hottest August
    2019
  • CamperForce
    2017
  • A Debtors' Prison
    2017
  • The Prison in Twelve Landscapes
    2016
  • Clear and No Screws
    2015
  • Land of Destiny
    2010
  • Car Wash
    2008
  • Hard City Heart
    2007

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