Brian McDonald

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Brian McDonald was born on 18 February, 1965 in Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States, is a Screenwriter, director, teacher, author. Discover Brian McDonald’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 55 years old?

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OccupationScreenwriter, director, teacher, author
Age55 years old
Zodiac SignAquarius
Born18 February 1965
Birthday18 February
BirthplaceSaint Joseph, Missouri, United States
NationalityUnited States

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Net Worth in 2020$1 Million – $5 Million
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Timeline of Brian McDonald


McDonald was a guest lecturer at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth in January 2012. Held in Seattle, Washington, it is the largest youth film festival in the world, and “the premier showcase of the best young directors (aged twenty-two) and younger from around the world.” He also taught a short course for Women in Film Seattle.


In 2011, Booktrope Editions published Freeman – A Novella in Screenplay Form, and then Ink Spots, a compilation of posts on his The Invisible Ink blog from across a number of years, in 2012. In the same year, McDonald started work with Tom Skerritt and the US Army, as part of the Red Badge program which encouraged US veterans to tell their stories.

In 2011, Booktrope Editions (formerly Libertary Editions) published Freeman – A Novella in Screenplay Form. Both Invisible Ink and The Golden Theme were listed on the twenty-six book Recommended Reading List for interns at Pixar in 2012.

In 2011, he was interviewed on the subject of Cinematic Storytelling by Warren Etheredge for The Warren Report.


In 2010, the Libertary Company of Seattle (later known as Booktrope), published Invisible Ink and The Golden Theme.

In 2010, Libertary Editions also published The Golden Theme: How to Make Your Writing Appeal to the Highest Common Denominator by Brian McDonald.

He wrote episodes 15, 16 and 18 of Season 2 the A+E television show Hoarders in 2010.

In 2010, McDonald taught at the Northwest Film Forum Summer Classes.


McDonald directed a documentary short called Squirrel Butter and the Tall Boys – Old Time music for MTV in 2009.

In 2009, he stepped in on short notice, following the sudden death of Blake Snyder, as keynote speaker at the Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference, presented by the Edmonds Art Commission.

In 2009, Brian McDonald was a semifinalist in the Nicholl Fellowship.


In 2008, he performed in the 20-minute short film Bookie. That film has been since been shown at some two dozen film festivals around the world.

In 2008, Brian McDonald was guest speaker at the National Speakers Association (NSA) Presentation and Performance Lab, in Las Vegas.


Andrew Stanton, who was working with Thompson, read McDonald’s book in one sitting and later said it helped him with Wall-E. He provided a blurb for the book and later suggested to the Pixar University staff that they allow McDonald to teach a class there. Since 2006, McDonald has taught writing classes at Pixar, Disney and Industrial Light and Magic.

Andrew Stanton, writer and director of Wall-E and numerous other projects at Pixar, recommended that the Pixar University staff invite Brian McDonald to teach a class there. Since 2006, he has taught writing classes at Pixar, Disney and Industrial Light and Magic.

He won the Science Fiction category of the 2006 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition for the screenplay Graverobbers.


On the “near-demand of a student and the advice of a friend,” McDonald wrote a book based on the classes he taught. Completed in 2005, he called it Invisible Ink. When he failed to find a publisher, he handed out copies of the manuscript to students and sent the manuscript to an old friend, Derek Thompson, a story artist at Pixar.

Brian McDonald has been publishing The Invisible Ink Blog since 2005, in which he analyzes great movies and discusses aspects of screenwriting theory.


Brian McDonald’s 2004 film, Flickering Memories, was incorporated into the 2006 TV series, Belltown: Flickering Images.

In 2004, he co-produced Flickering Memories, a documentary short, which was incorporated into the TV series About Us in 2006 as Belltown: Flickering Images.

In 2004, he also produced a thriller feature called Inheritance.


In 2003, on the advice of a student, Brian McDonald compiled his screenwriting notes into a book he called Invisible Ink. Completed in 2005, it was eventually published by Libertary Editions in 2010. By then it was already well known in filmmaking circles and championed by people such as Andrew Stanton, who opened the door for McDonald to teach at Pixar.

In 2003, Abe Sapien: Drums of the Dead was reprinted in B.P.R.D.: Hollow Earth and Other Stories.

Since 2003, Brian McDonald has worked as a story consultant at the University of Washington’s Animation Capstone, helping produce animated short films.


In 2002, he was a camera operator on Elixirs & Remedies, a music documentary.


In 2001, McDonald directed a mockumentary short film called White Face. It was shown at the 2001 Slamdance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for Best Short. He said he made the film as “a work sample,” to “show off” his directing and writing skills. It has since run on HBO and Cinemax, been used in corporations across the United States as a Diversity training tool, and is available on DVD. McDonald has also directed several online advertisements for Visa Inc.

In 2001, Brian McDonald directed a mockumentary short film called White Face. Shortly after, he directed, and appears in, Flickering Memories, a documentary short about Seattle cinemas of the past, for the Seattle International Film Festival of 2004. The film was incorrectly titled Flickering Images by the title-maker, though it is listed correctly by IMDb. Two years later the film was incorporated into a TV series called About Us, under the title Belltown: Flickering Images.

In 2001, McDonald contributed the story “The Misadventures of Tommy T-Rex” to the Dark Horse Comics Collection humor anthology book Scatterbrain.

Brian McDonald has written numerous screenplays. Those produced include the mockumentary short film White Face in 2001, and a thriller feature called Inheritance in 2004.

Brian McDonald won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the 2001 Slamdance Film Festival, and a Creative Merit Award at the 2001 Seattle International Film Festival for the short film White Face.


In 1999, he wrote Aliens vs. Predator: Lefty’s Revenge, for Dark Horse Comics. That was republished as part of Aliens vs. Predator Omnibus: Volume 2 (collects Lefty’s Revenge, among others). Milwaukie, Oregon, Dark Horse Comics in 2007.


In 1998, McDonald wrote three volumes of the comic book sequel to the New Line Cinema film Lost In Space (Lost in Space #1, Lost in Space #2 and Lost in Space #3) for Dark Horse Comics. These were later reprinted as a single volume.


Brian McDonald wrote Tarzan: The Gorilla Camp Raiders for United Media Syndicate. It was published as a Sunday newspaper comic strip over 14 weeks (17 Aug. 1997 to 16 Nov. 1997). The artist was Gray Morrow.


In 1995, Brian McDonald was one of the primary contributors to a four volume anthology called Colors In Black (with story pieces in issues 2, 3 and 4), published by Dark Horse Comics in cooperation with Spike Lee, which focused on African-American creators.


After seven years of struggling in L.A., juggling jobs in the film, comedy, and comic book writing fields, he returned to Seattle in 1993. There he found work as a screenwriting instructor at the 911 Media Arts Center.

Next came Hardware #9 (1993) and Static #40 – Boyz Night Out for Milestone (1996). In the same year he wrote Predator: Strange Roux for Dark Horse Comics, which was republished in 2008 in Predator Omnibus Volume 3.


The first comic books written by Brian McDonald were published in 1989. They were Issue #19, Scratchin’, and Issue #24, Puppy Love, of Caliber Comics’ Caliber Presents: Volume One compilation, and were followed by Harry the Cop, No. 1 for Slave Labor Graphics in 1992.


In 1986, he moved from Seattle to Los Angeles. His first job in L.A. was with Ted Rae on a movie called Night of the Creeps (1986), working as a runner who assisted in making the Creeps. In 1988 he worked as a fabricator on Dead Heat, Return of the Living Dead Part II, and Night of the Demons. McDonald worked as an animator on The Resurrected, a 1992 horror film, and as a production assistant on Sleepless in Seattle (1993). He also worked on other “creature” movies without gaining screen credits.


McDonald started his first film-related job as a teenager around 1979, working for Bruce Walters at a company called Trickfilm in Seattle, making animated titles, motion graphics and effects for commercials. When Walters took a job with Industrial Light and Magic in 1983, McDonald continued working with other Seattle-based animators until he was 21. He interned for Alpha Cine labs, working for Bruce Vecchitto in the FX and title department, and for the Tennesson/Tobin Animation Studio.


Brian Keith McDonald (born February 18, 1965) is an American screenwriter, director, teacher and author, who lives in the state of Washington. McDonald is best known for the books Invisible Ink, The Golden Theme and Ink Spots, and for the short film White Face.

Brian McDonald was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on February 18, 1965. He was named after his mother’s favorite actor, Brian Keith. He has two younger brothers and a younger sister. McDonald lived in Denver, Colorado until the age of seven. After his parents divorced, he moved to Seattle, Washington with his mother.