Brian is an award winning producer and director. He is a story teller, a proud dad, a creative leader, and an adventure seeker.
Q. What is your favourite thing about what you do in your career and why?
I remember sitting on my couch in my twenties, watching Discovery Channel while trying to figure out what to do with next stage of my life and thinking to myself…”I want to do cool stuff like that.”
It took a few steps to get here, but I am now producing and directing television shows that allow me to “do cool stuff like that” every day. I play an active role in the adventures and stories that connect people to the world.
I have the pleasure of constantly being exposed to new things, new stories, new locations and new adventures with each project I take on. Sometimes I can’t believe I actually get paid to do what I do. I have met some incredible people, traveled to places I used to only dream about visiting, and am constantly learning, and expanding my worldview.
I also get to laugh and have fun, and that is hugely important. My work environment is incredibly creative and I am surrounded by people who have a unique take on life. I think that is a gift. Some days the content may be so heavy that we are all in tears, other days we will be laughing until we cry. It’s a roller coaster that I am very happy I hopped on.
Q. What keeps you motivated on a daily basis?
What keeps me motivated is that I never know what may be around the corner. Every day brings something new and I love that. Be as prepared as possible and embrace whatever happens.
Q. What is your number one priority when it comes to your career and daily work?
My number one priority is opportunity. Whether it be the opportunity to grow and learn, to push myself into trying something new, or the opportunity to open someone’s eyes to a different world view.
Q. What are you up to right now that people should know about?
I am currently producing documentaries for CTV’s W5, and have been working as a director on Discovery Channel’s Heavy Rescue 401. (cool stuff!!)
Connect with Brian:
Linked In https://ca.linkedin.com/in/brianmellersh