Brett Story

Brett Story (Canada)

Brett Story is a non-fiction filmmaker, writer and geographer based out of Toronto. Her films have screened in theatres and festivals widely, including at CPH-DOX, SXSW, Sheffield Doc Fest, and other international festivals. She is the director of the award-winning films The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016) and The Hottest August (2019), and author of the book Prison Land: Mapping Carceral Power Across Neoliberal America. Brett holds a PhD in human geography and her work has received support from the Sundance Institute and the Guggenheim Foundation. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto.


  • The Hottest August
  • CamperForce
  • A Debtors' Prison
  • The Prison in Twelve Landscapes
  • Clear and No Screws
  • Land of Destiny
  • Car Wash
  • Hard City Heart
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