David Brisbin

David Brisbin

Program Completed at the CFC

TELUS Interactive Art and Entertainment Program

Completion Year


Current Information

Current Company

Capilano University

Current Title

Instructor - School of Motion Picture Arts


David Brisbin has productoion designed over 20 feature films ranging from independents likeDrugstore Cowboy, My Own Private Idaho and In the Cut to popular tent-pole fare including The Twilight Saga: New Moon. The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Exorcism of Emily Rose. He has made several documentaries including the feature Nice Hat, 5 Enigmas in the Life of Cambodiaand is currently developing a new media project called, Incarcerated Light. He previously taught production design at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. Brisbin trained initially in architecture (BFA, Rice University) and interned in Philadelphia office of noted American architects, Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown. Brisbin studied filmmaking (MFA, California Institute of the Arts) under the late movie director, Alexander Mackendrick. He did a residency in new media at the Canadian Film Centre. As winner of the Henry Luce Foundation Scholars Grant, he worked as a T.V. news reporter in Manila where he covered the fall of the Marcos regime.