X-Ray Films founder Brian Stillman is co-director, co-producer, and the director of photography on the documentary Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons (scheduled for release in early 2019). He’s also the producer, director, and pretty much everything else on the movie Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys (distributed digitally by Gravitas Ventures, and available on Amazon Prime and elsewhere). For the last three seasons, he’s worked as a producer and cameraman on the hit Netflix docu-series The Toys That Made Us. He’s also worked as a cameraman on the documentaries The Human Race (Mothape Productions, directed by Elizabeth Vassey) and Exposed (Beth B Productions, directed by Beth B). In a former life, he was a cameraman and producer for various major news outlets in New York City.
When not working on his film projects, Brian produces marketing and in-house videos for a variety of business and non-profit clients including BeTerrific, Artsis Media, PeopleDoc, Boys Club of New York, Queens Community House, the campaign of Alexandra Chandler for Congress, Global Citizen, IXArts, Cardozo Law School, and others. He’s also partnered with the progressive political action media group Collective Agency.
Brian got his start in journalism more than 20 years ago, working for Guitar World, the music magazine Revolver (where he was also managing editor), Future Music, Super 7, and others. He’s written extensively about music and pop-culture.
When not behind the camera, Brian runs a weekly D&D campaign, and he avidly collects mid-century toy robots and ray guns, screen-used Star Trek props, Captain America ephemera, and original fantasy and science fiction artwork. Feel free to talk to him about any of that stuff. He lives in NYC with his wife, Mary, and their cats, Smidge and Smudge.