Graffiti Verite' and his second filmed documentary about the Graffiti Art  movement GV2: Freedom of ExpreSSion? (1998) has gone on to win a:

 

¨  CINE "Golden Eagle",

¨  The Educational Media Network, "Gold Apple", 

¨  The Communicator Awards  "Award of Distinction",

¨  The Colorlab Award  "Outstanding Documentary," 

¨  '97 Telluride IndieFest "Best Documentary", 

¨  The Honolulu Underground Film Festival "Best Documentary",

¨  The AVC Regional "Silver CINDY" Award,

¨  Texas A&M Film Festival 2001"Audience Choice Award" for documentary,

¨  Freaky Film Festival "Best Documentary"  &  many, many other honors.

 

 

Graffiti Verite' has also been honored by becoming the Official Selection of the prestigious Telluride Independent Film festival, Mill Valley, Amascultura VIII Encontros Int'l De Cinema (Portugal), Honolulu Underground, Sinking Creek, Columbus Ohio Int'l, Napa Valley Wine Country, Central Florida, Carolina Film, San Jose State, The  Hip-Hop Film Festival and  the Breckenridge Film Festivals.

 

Graffiti Verite' and GV2 have both aired on PBS  while Bob created a phenomenal independent distribution network including Netflix, Blockbuster Video, Tower Records, Hollywood Video, Sam Goody's, Musicland, Sun Coast Motion Picture Films, Amazon.com, Borders, Global Video, Baker & Taylor,  and over 200 major online distributors and outlets.  Today, the Graffiti Verite’ documentaries are considered urban classics and are currently in world-wide distribution  throughout public libraries, schools, commercial outlets and digital downloads.

2012 started out with a big bang for filmmaker Bob Bryan with  two (2) documentaries:  GV12 WAYANG KULIT: Shadow Puppet Theater of Bali  and GV13 ROLLER GURL: A Complicated "Game-Time" Love Affair.

 

With GV12 Bob travels to Bali, Indonesia where he films the ancient & mysterious Wayang Kulit Puppet Theater performed by one of Bali's most venerable Puppet Masters. These Shadow Puppets are thought by the Balinese people to possess amazing mystical & spiritual powers.  Believe it or not, the amazing Wayang Kulit performances date back over 800 years.  All Shadow Puppet plays are accompanied by the Gamelan Orchestra which is composed of musicians & instruments as a distinct entity.  The word Gamelan comes from the Javanese word Gamels, meaning "to strike or hammer."  In addition to this unique presentation Bob also includes in GV12 Indonesian Paradise Bali, a stand-alone travelogue documentary that explores the islands' most attractive sites and locations.

 

In GV13 ROLLER GURLS, Bryan offers an insightful multi-dimensional look at women's' contemporary Roller Derby; this re-emerging complex Sport that has already swept across every state in the USA with Roller Derby Leagues found around the world.  Set inside the secular underground world of today’s Women’s Roller Derby, the filmmaker probes the “serious” gritty reality behind over three (3) dozen Derby women of varying ages and sizes, who have chosen to adopt super-hero and in some cases anti-hero personas and attitudes to play this exciting, hard hitting and incredibly difficult and fast-paced action sport.

 

IMPRESSIONS MAGAZINE OF THE ARTS   (Contemporary Re-issue)

 

According to the Academy of American Poets, “many writers--Native Americans, Latinos/Latinas, gays and lesbians, and younger generations of African Americans have acknowledged their debt to the Black Arts movement.”  The Black Arts Movement, although short, is essential to the history of the United States. It spurred political activism and use of speech throughout every African American community. It allowed African Americans the chance to express their voices in the mass media as well as becoming involved in communities.  It was within this context that in 1974 Bob Bryan created, organized and published IMPRESSIONS  Magazine of the Arts.  Mr. Bryan's indie publishing house was located in the epicenter of the Black Arts Movement, 145th & Lenox Avenue in Harlem.  Re-issued due to popular demand and historical curiosity, Mr. Bryan shares with us what the profound experience of this special time period looked, smelled and read like. The significance of this short lived yet powerful Magazine Series cannot be over-stated and should definitely be considered "required viewing" and experienced first hand by all generations who yearn to know the truth of our history, who we are and where we were coming from.

“Those who are unaware of history are destined to repeat it.”
- George Santayana, philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist 

Artists who appeared in Impressions Magazine of the Arts (not in any special order):  Bob Marley, Melvin Van Peebles, Piri Thomas, Novella Nelson, Adrienne Kennedy, James Baldwin, Jon Lucien, Richard Wesley, Dick Anthony Williams, Cleavon Little, Ed Bullins, Barbara Ann Teer, D'urville Martin, Earl 'Fatha' Hines, Ron Van Clief, Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. Ademola, Blue Magic, Woodie King Jr., Oscar Brown Jr., Baron James Ashanti, Harry Belafonte, Eugene Redmond, LeRoy Clarke, Dianne McIntyre, Arthur Flowers, Joe Lee Wilson, Bill Gunn, Askia Muhammad Toure, Sebastian Clarke, Dindga McCannon, Nikki Coleman, Otis Sallid, Ernell Elizabeth Worrell,  Brent James, John Oliver Killens, and many more.  (continued)

BLACKER TOMORROWS

Post Traumatic Poetics

Collector’s Edition 

 

A Poetry Chap Book by Bob Bryan offering a  peek behind the curtains of a special time in our nations cultural history, as well as the filmmaker’s own furious life. 

 

Bryan shares “I would describe these poems as "Fragments of a Spiritual," as Poet / Artist LeRoy Clarke so aptly entitled his magnificent Art and Poetry… (see GV16 IMPRESSIONS MAGAZINE  continue)

2013 - Marks the release of  Bob Bryan’s newest film, gv15 gaming our reality: Writing &  Game Design from  An Alternate Perspective, a in-depth character study  of one of America’s most brilliant game designers.  Mr. Dille has created such games: Transformers, G.I.Joe, Garbage Pail Kids, In Humanoids, Mr. Animated TV Series and eventually as writer/game  designer on Vin Diesels Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on

Dark Athena, Escape from Butcher Bay,  Batman: Rize of  Sin Tzu, Mission Impossible, James Bond:

Tomorrow Never Dies, Dead to Rights, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Wheelman, Visionaries: 

Knights of the Magical Light and more recently Diablo lll.   (continue)

 

“If you’re interested in the different ways people can continue to cultivate  their creativity,

overcome adversity and enjoy non-linear storytelling,  this Game Design interview with

Flint Dille is worth watching! “ - Diana Lansleen

 

 

 

 

BARONG DANCE:   For the Balinese people, THE BARONG DANCE is one of the most celebrated Dance Rituals found in Bali, Indonesia.  It is a dramatic Art Offering paying homage to God through the beauty of music and movement.  "Barong" in Balinese Mythology is considered "the king of spirits." the embodiment of "Good."   "Rangda" embodies the opposing destructive forces associated with Black Magic and Dark Spirits.

 

CREMATION CEREMONY:  Death is not the End!  The Balinese are a very religious people who believe that "the cycle of life" does not end with the shedding or "Death" of our temporal selves...our bodies.  Rather, they believe that the dearly departed's spirit will return to earth embodying another human being. This return is called “Reincarnation.”  Experience the preparations and execution of this fascinating cultural Ritual and Reality.

 

KECAK DANCE :  Conceptualized as a TRANCE RITUAL the 80 plus men raise their hands up over their heads, flexing their fingers like fire-flames, all the while chanting “cak ke-cak kec-cak.”  Pronounced “Ketjack or keh-chanhk.” Once in a trance-like state they are said to be communicating with their God or Ancestor’s Spirits.  Storytellers recite specific stories taken from the epic "The Ramayana" the great Hindu Holy Book, while the "Dancer-Actors" play it out in unforgettable dramatic, & magical performances.  

2014 -  In  GV21 THE WANDA COLEMAN  PROJECT: Genius. (period), the multi award-winning filmmaker  features “One of the Major Writers of her Generation.”  Bryan  interviews brilliant Poet / Writer / Journalist Wanda Coleman, author of over  20 books:  The Riot Inside Me, Mercurochrome, Heavy Daughter Blues, Mad Dog  Black Lady, etal.   A “must-see” interview if you’ve ever loved the writings of  Wanda Coleman or if you’re interested in finding out what her beautiful life,  poetic conceptual process and philosophy of creative writing was all about.

 

The documentary received awards and recognition from the United States Congress,  Special Certificate of Congressional Recognition Award  (presented to Bryan World  Productions) as well as  Certificate of  Recognition  from the City of Los Angeles, (presented to Filmmaker Bob Bryan for the Professional Excellence & Contribution to  Los Angeles Poetry Community.)

"The Dead Sea Scrolls of Graffiti Art"

Review by P JAY

 

GV ART AND REVIEW BOOK  by Bob Bryan is an amazing documentation of Los Angeles' Graffiti Art.  Filled with great full color photos of classic pieces and the history behind it.  Just as compelling as his multi award-winning documentary, GRAFFITI VERITE': Read the Writing on the Wall, this Art book does go a bit deeper with out-takes from the artist themselves, Art Stills, Artist Interviews,  Documentary Reviews, Articles on Graf Art, Commentary and the actual shooting script of the multi award-winning GRAFFITI VERITE' Documentary.  (continue)

STRAIGHT STREET: Bringing Church to the Mean Streets

from filmmaker Bob Bryan

 

Los Angeles, CA: Bryan World Press... “Home Front Ministries” brings Church to the streets, says Pastor Ed. In this short film. STRAIGHT STREET (14 minutes) we meet Pastor Ed and the “Home Front Servants” serving the needs of Homeless teens, runaways, adults, prostitutes and the mentally ill. Their ministry casts a huge supportive safety net while traveling weekly from Santa Ana, California to Hollywood and parts in between. 

 

Bringing the word of the bible, feeding and clothing the disenfranchised, “Home Front Ministries” does in a practical hands-on action oriented way, what Pastor Ed says Jesus commands us all to do.     Press Release   

In 1997 and 1998 Filmmaker  Bob Bryan  singlehandedly created, produced & curated the 1st and 2nd International Graffiti Art Competition. This was a first ever event, celebrating Art creations from Spray-Can Artists all around the world. The IGAC took place in the downtown Museum of Art, Los Angeles California. 

 

This beautiful & impressive Collectors Edition -  ART BOOK 1 ART BOOK 2 commemorates the vast style diversity of the International submissions and winners.

Announcing the Release of 

GV27: GRAFFITI VERITE' REDUX  Documentary 

Directed by filmmaker Bob Bryan

 

2015 BWP Press, Los Angeles, CA --- The New Documentary release by multi award-winning indie filmmaker Bob Bryan

 

GV27: GRAFFITI VERITE' REDUX (Running Time 100 Minutes) is ready for its close-up.

TIME CAPSULE (circa 1995).  REDUX celebrates and commemorates the 20th Anniversary of the worldwide indie release of  GRAFFITI VERITE': Read the Writing on the Wall. With Original never-seen-before interviews, footage and Artwork GV27 reconnects with the creative energy and zeitgeist of that fertile period in Los Angeles' Urban Art History, when Graffiti was everywhere! 

 

20 years ago (1995) the documentary GRAFFITI VERITE': Read the Writing on the Wall  was released. It was produced and directed by filmmaker Bob  Bryan. The objective was to document the diverse & complex Graffiti Art movement on the West Coast, Los Angeles, California. We exceeded our expectations! 

 

GRAFFITI VERITE' became a Multi Award-Winning cultural tour d' force. A definitive statement that spoke of Graffiti as a legitimate Artistic expression had now arrived on the Art Scene and could no longer be ignored, berated or relegated to the fringes of polite Art society.  (continue)

Next on the horizon for Bob was GV8 THE FIFTH ELEMENT: The Art of the Beat-Boxer which explores human  Beat-Boxing in a unique and captivating way, never attempted before.  GV8 - GV11 was simultaneously released in 2010.

 

¨  GV8 THE FIFTH ELEMENT: The Art of the Beat-Boxer

¨  GV9 SOULFUL WAYS: The DJ

¨  GV10 HIP-HOP DANCE: Moving in the Moment

¨  GV11 Voices From Da Hip-Hop Undaground (Part 1)

GV8 THE FIFTH ELEMENT: The Art of the Beat-Boxer is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV9 SOULFUL WAYS: The DJ is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV10 HIP-HOP DANCE: Moving in the Moment  is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV11 Don't Believe da Noize! Voices from da Hip-Hop Undaground is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV3 A VOYAGE INTO THE ICONOGRAPHY OF GRAFFITI ART is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV4 BASIC TECHNIQUES FOR CREATING GRAFFITI ART ON WALLS & CANVAS is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV7 RANDOM URBAN STATIC is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV6 THE ODYSSEY: Poets, Passion & Poetry is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.

From 2001 to 2008,  Bob produced:  GV3, GV4, GV5 and GV6, all multi award-winners.

GV3: A Voyage into the Iconography of Graffiti Art is a poetic voyage, a meditation  into the iconography of Graffiti Art featuring an eclectic soundtrack as it's emotional and intellectual coreGV3  is a compelling sensorial experience, shockingly honest and defiantly politically incorrect. (continue)

GV4: The ultimate Primer / Tutorial and Step-by- Step Program on Spray Can Art. Most popular amongst Educators, the series has given outsiders a rare glimpse into the outstanding Art and eclectic personalities behind the controversial Graffiti Art Movement. (continue)

In GV5,  Bryan took his camera on the road (in search of Hip-Hop) to the Heartland of America. "I figured if Hip-Hop exists here, then it's pretty much everywhere! "  (continue)

"If you can buy only one poetry program this year,  buy this odyssey of 31 poets who read, rant, and philosophize about what they do.  This treasure trove of contemporary poets spans all ages and ethnicities  — just having them together here is exciting…”   (continue)

Shifting gears,  in 2009, Bob released his 7th opus installment, dedicated to the  Spoken Word Movement entitled GV7 RANDOM URBAN STATIC: The Iridescent Equations of SPOKEN WORDBryan’s  GV7 garnered the prestigious CINE GOLDEN EAGLE award as well as,  ACCOLADE, TELLY AWARD, INDIE FEST, and PLATINUM EMPIXX AWARDS    (continue)

 

2017 - As  part of the  GV Docu-Series, Executive Producer /  Filmmaker Bob Bryan proudly presents 

GV29 A Meditation: Women The Power Paradigm. 

 

In GV29  Women The Power Paradigm. Bryan  examines the perspectives and attitudes of six (6) unusual women on a quest for finding emotional, professional and Artistic fulfillment. These amazingly talented women have designed for themselves a methodology for achieving their goals of self-realization, regardless of life’s omnipresent challenges and unpredictability. 

 

GV29 is a must-see film!

 

2016 - Bryan World Productions is proud to present a  new documentary film from multi award-winning

Filmmaker Bob Bryan.  WHO AM I? is the 28th installment of the GV Docu-Series.

 

GV28 WHO AM I?  Wisdom From The Bones

Featuring: Writer / Poet Luis Javier Rodriguez

 

In 1993, Luis J. Rodriguez exploded onto the National Literary Scene with the release of his  memoir,  

ALWAYS RUNNING  Living La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.”  Based entirely on true events in his f

urious life  “ALWAYS RUNNING”  is a Literary "must-read" selection that has sold over half-a-million

copies to date.

Filmmaker Bob Bryan’s Personal Journey

Other Works by Bob Bryan:

 THE INTERNATIONAL GRAFFITI ART COMPETITION  ART BOOK  1  &  ART BOOK 2

On location in Bali, Indonesia with Filmmaker Bob Bryan exploring and documenting

the Captivating,  Amazing and Magical "Indonesian, Paradise."

 

GV14 MYTH MAGIC & RITUALS

Produced, Directed, Written, Shot & Narrated Filmmaker by Bob Bryan

Running Time:  76 mins. 

Release Date:   2015 

2018 - In  GV30 WEAPONIZE REALITY,  Filmmaker Bob Bryan probes, confronts and allows  SHANG  to be as Raw as he wants to be.  

For Bryan, “the stand-up comedian, Activist, Artist is one of those raw, unapologetic, brilliant talents who prowl the  Late Night TV talk shows, HBP Special Landscapes, Sit-Comedy Sound Stages and Comedy Clubs across the Nation and beyond; sharing with his audiences his own personal brand of  Beast-Mode Comedy.”    A thrilling ride from top to bottom!  Continue

 

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2018 - LONELY BROTHERa new Poetic Short Film  from multi award-winning filmmaker Bob Bryan. The short film represents many tragic intimate issues to people of all races, sex, affiliations, backgrounds, nationality and pathologies. Do we dare care to understand the moment-to-moment struggles of the chronically mentally depressed and confused? Empathy exists in many different realities. Inspiring “the fallen” to connect with their creative voice is potentially a positive therapeutic and healing life-strategy for them.

LONELY BROTHA is a snapshot about a man swallowed up within a cycle of an inexplicable and inescapable emotional / psychological dystopian psychic nightmare. He feels like there is NO EXIT and NO HOPE. The idea of Relief is a myth which rarely crosses his obsessive compulsive mind-set. Existing just beyond the blurred peripheral of his fragile cognition.   Continue

Currently Bob Bryan is in pre-production /  production on three (3) different projects.

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GRAFFITI VERITE' READ THE WRITING ON THE WALL  is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV3 A VOYAGE INTO THE ICONOGRAPHY OF GRAFFITI ART is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV4 BASIC TECHNIQUES FOR CREATING GRAFFITI ART ON WALLS & CANVAS is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV7 RANDOM URBAN STATIC is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV8 THE FIFTH ELEMENT: The Art of the Beat-Boxer is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV9 SOULFUL WAYS: The DJ is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV10 HIP-HOP DANCE: Moving in the Moment  is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV11 Don't Believe da Noize! Voices from da Hip-Hop Undaground is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV2 FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION? is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.GV6 THE ODYSSEY: Poets, Passion & Poetry is now available on DVD and for Online Downloading.

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The summer of 2001 has proven a very busy time for Bob as he went on the road and DP'd the Caregivers series for PBS.    A real success story,  Bob shifted gears and produced his powerful angst-driven narrative drama tentatively titled RAPE,  which of course he wrote, directed and produced. RAPE was completed by the first week of May 2001.  A complete departure from his award-winning documentaries,  RAPE explores the reality of mental illness meshed with the emotional fallout arising out of a dual -victimization scenario, played out within an intensely brutal abduction. A compelling work of fiction, the male lead Raymond is a composite character, not based upon any specific person  or case.

 

“The heart of this story is about the survival of Celeste (the kidnap victim) and the transformative mental adaptations that she had to undergo in order to survive this horrific event.”

 

RAPE is the Winner of the 7th CINEVU INTERNATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL COMPETITION: Best Short Award Dealing with Mental Illness.   RAPE was never released for general distribution.