This looks to be a very busy year for writer/director Brent Huff. Brent just premiered his latest documentary film, Welcome to the Beyond, at the DOC-NYC International Film Festival. The documentary is a shocking look at the life of Hoyt Richards. Hoyt achieved icon status in the modeling industry after graduating from Princeton University, only to be brainwashed by a controversial cult based in New York City.
Brent is currently in post-production on the short film, Purpose Found. This documentary profiles an inspirational family in Portland, Oregon who has a daughter with Rett syndrome. Rett syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that affects one in ten thousand female births.
Brent recently directed the reality show pilot 23 in San Francisco. Brent developed 23 with Lisa Ling, Steve McPherson and Sam Sokolow. 23 follows six millennials looking to be disruptors in the tech industry.
Brentís much anticipated documentary, Itís a Rockabilly World was released in the fall of 2016 by Virgil Films. Itís a Rockabilly World became the #3 music documentary on iTunes shortly after it was released. The film explores the fascinating subculture of Rockabillies. Rockabilly is a global phenomenon that embraces some of the most colorful characters youíll ever see as well as the finest music.
In 2014, Brent met incredible success with Chasing Beauty, the hard hitting documentary film that reveals the dark side of the modeling industry. After the film premiered on Logo TV, Chasing Beauty quickly became the #1 documentary and #1 independent film on iTunes. Chasing Beauty also enjoyed a successful run on Netflix. BuzzFeed named Chasing Beauty one of the top ten fashion documentaries ever made.
In 2013, Brentís award-winning documentary Behind the Orange Curtain was picked up for distribution by Filmbuff and enjoyed numerous successful screenings across the country. Behind the Orange Curtain illuminates the opioid epidemic that is killing so many in our society today. The film has been called; important, eye opening and frightening.
Brentís feature film, Last Will was released in the spring of 2012. This courtroom drama was filmed in Kansas City and Acapulco, Mexico. The stellar cast includes Academy Award winner Tatum OíNeal, Academy Award nominee Tom Berenger, Peter Coyote and Emmy winner James Brolin.
Brentís film-noir thriller, Cat City, was a huge triumph on the 2009 film festival circuit. Cat City enjoyed enthusiastic screenings at the Rhode Island, Stony Brook, Palm Springs, Hollywood, Newport Beach, Methodfest, St. Louis and Prince Edward Island International Film Festivals. Betty Jo Tucker from Reel Talk said, ďIf you enjoy film noir, put Cat City on your must-see list.
Brent co-wrote and directed the inspirational film, Welcome to Paradise, which was released in 2007. Welcome to Paradise has enjoyed huge success in the faith-based market. The film stars Brian Dennehy, Crystal Bernard and Jim OíHeir. The Dove Foundation gave the film itís highest rating and said, ďThis fantastic story is all about love, faith, endurance and forgivenessĒ.
In 2003, Brent directed 100 Mile Rule, a dark comedy that stars the talented Maria Bello, Jake Weber and Michael McKean. 100 Mile Rule made itís world premiere at the Hollywood Film Festival. 100 Mile Rule was also a festival favorite at Fort Lauderdale, Taos Talking Pictures, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, Nashville, Newport Beach, and USA Film Festivals. 100 Mile Rule won Best Picture at the Stony Brook Film Festival and was the closing night film at the prestigious Cinequest Film Festival.
Brent is adept at directing all types of genres. Actors are comfortable working with Brent because of his experience as an actor and someone who speaks their language. Brent began his acting career at the age of 18 and has starred in over 50 films. Brent attended the University of Missouri as a theatre major. Brent believes storytelling and getting performances from actors is the heart of what a director does.