Brian Patrick Butler

Actor Brian Butler aka Brian Patrick Butler is also a film director and screenwriter. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University and studied acting at Magdalen College, Oxford. He often works on projects with his brother, Daniel N. Butler. He performed in several plays and films, working with talented individuals including Zach King, Cortney Palm, Danny Pudi, Felissa Rose, Tony Olmos, Luke Pensabene, Raye Richards, George Jac, Mark Atkinson, and Jordan Jacobo.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

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With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Steve Carell  •  Paul Rudd  •  Christina Applegate

With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Steve Carell  •  Paul Rudd  •  Christina Applegate

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

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Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. Over 40 and suddenly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Ficarra  •  John Requa
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Julianne Moore  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Emma Stone

Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. Over 40 and suddenly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Ficarra  •  John Requa
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Julianne Moore  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Emma Stone

South of 8 (2017)

Starring Brian Patrick Butler, George Jac and directed by Tony Olmos. An ex-con trying to find work in a new Depression is lured back to a life of crime, but his gang passes the point of no return once they become fugitives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Olmos
CAST:  Brian Patrick Butler  •  George Jac  •  Jennifer Paredes  •  Kathryn Schott

Starring Brian Patrick Butler, George Jac and directed by Tony Olmos. An ex-con trying to find work in a new Depression is lured back to a life of crime, but his gang passes the point of no return once they become fugitives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Olmos
CAST:  Brian Patrick Butler  •  George Jac  •  Jennifer Paredes  •  Kathryn Schott

The Phantom Hour (2017)

Starring Luke Pensabene, Raye Richards and directed by Brian Patrick Butler. Four strangers meet in a mysterious home. All there for different reasons, they slowly begin to realize something is terribly wrong with their host… and their chef.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Patrick Butler
CAST:  Luke Anthony Pensabene  •  Raye Richards  •  Connor Riley Sullivan  •  Morgan K. Reynolds

Starring Luke Pensabene, Raye Richards and directed by Brian Patrick Butler. Four strangers meet in a mysterious home. All there for different reasons, they slowly begin to realize something is terribly wrong with their host… and their chef.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Patrick Butler
CAST:  Luke Anthony Pensabene  •  Raye Richards  •  Connor Riley Sullivan  •  Morgan K. Reynolds

Hatred (2015)

Starring Luke Pensabene and directed by Brian Patrick Butler. Strange occurrences in a desolate ranch cause two brothers to fight for their sanity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Patrick Butler
CAST:  Brian Patrick Butler  •  John Shaughnessy  •  Luke Anthony Pensabene  •  Kevin Smith

Starring Luke Pensabene and directed by Brian Patrick Butler. Strange occurrences in a desolate ranch cause two brothers to fight for their sanity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Patrick Butler
CAST:  Brian Patrick Butler  •  John Shaughnessy  •  Luke Anthony Pensabene  •  Kevin Smith

Bullets, Fangs and Dinner at 8 (2015)

Starring Garrett Schweighauser, Casey Nicholas Price and directed by Matthew Rocca. A vampire posing as a priest creates a cult of blood thirsty humans and is responsible for a number of killings beginning with a massacre at a church.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Rocca
CAST:  Garrett Schweighauser  •  Eva Rocca  •  Matthew Rocca  •  Brian Patrick Butler

Starring Garrett Schweighauser, Casey Nicholas Price and directed by Matthew Rocca. A vampire posing as a priest creates a cult of blood thirsty humans and is responsible for a number of killings beginning with a massacre at a church.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Rocca
CAST:  Garrett Schweighauser  •  Eva Rocca  •  Matthew Rocca  •  Brian Patrick Butler

John's Big Day (2017)

Starring Tony Gorodeckas, Kelly Potts and directed by Ryan Binse. A man surrounded by wealth makes the most important decision of his career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Binse
CAST:  Tony Gorodeckas  •  Kelly Potts  •  Ambar Kaiser  •  Brian Patrick Butler

Starring Tony Gorodeckas, Kelly Potts and directed by Ryan Binse. A man surrounded by wealth makes the most important decision of his career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Binse
CAST:  Tony Gorodeckas  •  Kelly Potts  •  Ambar Kaiser  •  Brian Patrick Butler

A Hole in the Ground (2018)

Starring Brian Patrick Butler, Liliana Moreno Reynoso and directed by Tony Olmos. While passing through an elderly woman's property, young friends investigate an old shack with a deep, dark secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Olmos
CAST:  Brian Patrick Butler  •  Alejandra Yáñez  •  Chris Yarrow  •  Amanda Talbott

Starring Brian Patrick Butler, Liliana Moreno Reynoso and directed by Tony Olmos. While passing through an elderly woman's property, young friends investigate an old shack with a deep, dark secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Olmos
CAST:  Brian Patrick Butler  •  Alejandra Yáñez  •  Chris Yarrow  •  Amanda Talbott

Assumption (2017)

Starring Cortney Palm, Brian Patrick Butler and directed by Anthony Leone. A man wakes from a concussion to find himself trapped in a cargo elevator, and as his time in isolation grows, so too does his paranoia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Leone
CAST:  Cortney Palm  •  Brian Patrick Butler  •  Kylie Young-Harper

Starring Cortney Palm, Brian Patrick Butler and directed by Anthony Leone. A man wakes from a concussion to find himself trapped in a cargo elevator, and as his time in isolation grows, so too does his paranoia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Leone
CAST:  Cortney Palm  •  Brian Patrick Butler  •  Kylie Young-Harper

Thane of East County (2017)

A backstage romance leads a pair of actors down a dark path, as they discover their lives beginning to mirror the story of Shakespeare's bloodiest play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Keller
CAST:  Carr Cavender  •  Molly Beucher  •  Connor Riley Sullivan  •  Karl Backus

A backstage romance leads a pair of actors down a dark path, as they discover their lives beginning to mirror the story of Shakespeare's bloodiest play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Keller
CAST:  Carr Cavender  •  Molly Beucher  •  Connor Riley Sullivan  •  Karl Backus

Fletcher and Jenks (2017)

Starring George Jac, Kayla Schaffroth and directed by Tony Olmos. When an over-eager recruit is matched up with an absent-minded detective, the well-meaning pair end up doing more harm than good.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Olmos
CAST:  George Jac  •  Kayla Schaffroth  •  Luke Anthony Pensabene  •  Kelly Potts

Starring George Jac, Kayla Schaffroth and directed by Tony Olmos. When an over-eager recruit is matched up with an absent-minded detective, the well-meaning pair end up doing more harm than good.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Olmos
CAST:  George Jac  •  Kayla Schaffroth  •  Luke Anthony Pensabene  •  Kelly Potts

Distress Call (2015)

Starring Vince Eustace, Brian Patrick Butler and directed by Richard Goff. After two men crash land on a deserted planet, their distress call is answered by a familiar voice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Goff
CAST:  Vince Eustace  •  Brian Patrick Butler  •  Natalia Sevilla

Starring Vince Eustace, Brian Patrick Butler and directed by Richard Goff. After two men crash land on a deserted planet, their distress call is answered by a familiar voice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Goff
CAST:  Vince Eustace  •  Brian Patrick Butler  •  Natalia Sevilla

Birthday Wish (2014)

Starring Mike Brayden, Yvette Angulo and directed by Ryan Casselman. Birthdays can be tough. Often a reminder that our lives are moving at rapid speed, and while you may have aged a year older over night, you realize that not a whole lot else has changed. That is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Casselman
CAST:  Mike Brayden  •  Yvette Angulo  •  Brian Patrick Butler  •  Dominic Lerma

Starring Mike Brayden, Yvette Angulo and directed by Ryan Casselman. Birthdays can be tough. Often a reminder that our lives are moving at rapid speed, and while you may have aged a year older over night, you realize that not a whole lot else has changed. That is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Casselman
CAST:  Mike Brayden  •  Yvette Angulo  •  Brian Patrick Butler  •  Dominic Lerma

Friend of the World (2020)

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After a catastrophic global war, a young filmmaker awakens in the carnage and seeks refuge in the only other survivor: an eccentric, ideologically opposed figure of the United States military. Together, they brave the toxic landscape in search of safety... and answers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Patrick Butler
CAST:  Nick Young  •  Alexandra Slade  •  Michael C. Burgess  •  Kathryn Schott

After a catastrophic global war, a young filmmaker awakens in the carnage and seeks refuge in the only other survivor: an eccentric, ideologically opposed figure of the United States military. Together, they brave the toxic landscape in search of safety... and answers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Patrick Butler
CAST:  Nick Young  •  Alexandra Slade  •  Michael C. Burgess  •  Kathryn Schott

Babysplitters (2019)

When two couples with mixed feelings about having kids hatch a plan to share one baby, it seems like the perfect compromise-until things spiral out of control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Friedlander
CAST:  Danny Pudi  •  Maiara Walsh  •  Mark Feuerstein  •  Maya Stojan

When two couples with mixed feelings about having kids hatch a plan to share one baby, it seems like the perfect compromise-until things spiral out of control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Friedlander
CAST:  Danny Pudi  •  Maiara Walsh  •  Mark Feuerstein  •  Maya Stojan

The Gools

Starring Krista Feallock, Caroline Amiguet and directed by Farzad Dalvand. After learning to protect a truce among a community of animals, three young goats embark on an adventurous journey to keep a ceasefire intact throughout their society.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Farzad Dalvand
CAST:  Krista Feallock  •  Caroline Amiguet  •  Mark Christopher Lawrence  •  Brian Patrick Butler

Starring Krista Feallock, Caroline Amiguet and directed by Farzad Dalvand. After learning to protect a truce among a community of animals, three young goats embark on an adventurous journey to keep a ceasefire intact throughout their society.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Farzad Dalvand
CAST:  Krista Feallock  •  Caroline Amiguet  •  Mark Christopher Lawrence  •  Brian Patrick Butler

Hacksaw (2020)

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A young couple on a road trip takes a detour to the site where a notorious murderer, Ed "Hacksaw" Crowe, became an urban legend on the day he was killed many years before, but they quickly find the legend may not be quite as dead as they were counting on.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Leone
CAST:  Amy Cay  •  Brian Patrick Butler  •  Cortney Palm  •  Christine Wawira

A young couple on a road trip takes a detour to the site where a notorious murderer, Ed "Hacksaw" Crowe, became an urban legend on the day he was killed many years before, but they quickly find the legend may not be quite as dead as they were counting on.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Leone
CAST:  Amy Cay  •  Brian Patrick Butler  •  Cortney Palm  •  Christine Wawira

Graduation Afternoon (2021)

Starring George Jac, Jade Kaiser and directed by Robert Anthony Padilla. Adapted from the Stephen King short story, a young woman attends her boyfriend's graduation party at his parents' home when events take an unexpected turn.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Anthony Padilla
CAST:  George Jac  •  Jade Kaiser  •  Brian Patrick Butler  •  Noor Razooky

Starring George Jac, Jade Kaiser and directed by Robert Anthony Padilla. Adapted from the Stephen King short story, a young woman attends her boyfriend's graduation party at his parents' home when events take an unexpected turn.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Anthony Padilla
CAST:  George Jac  •  Jade Kaiser  •  Brian Patrick Butler  •  Noor Razooky

Continuance

Starring Tony Gorodeckas, Noor Razooky and directed by Tony Olmos. A competent lawyer is infatuated with his young caretaker and becomes consumed with desire and obsession after losing touch with reality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Olmos
CAST:  Tony Gorodeckas  •  Noor Razooky  •  Teresa Suarez  •  Brian Patrick Butler

Starring Tony Gorodeckas, Noor Razooky and directed by Tony Olmos. A competent lawyer is infatuated with his young caretaker and becomes consumed with desire and obsession after losing touch with reality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Olmos
CAST:  Tony Gorodeckas  •  Noor Razooky  •  Teresa Suarez  •  Brian Patrick Butler

We All Die Alone (2021)

A standoff between two rival gangsters and their respective posse's leads to surprising and hilarious consequences. Part noir, part comedy and part romance - the only thing faster than a bullet is the dialogue in this stylish, snappy short.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Hammond
CAST:  Patrick Mayuyu  •  Joshua Alan Jones  •  Brent Roberts  •  Brian Patrick Butler

A standoff between two rival gangsters and their respective posse's leads to surprising and hilarious consequences. Part noir, part comedy and part romance - the only thing faster than a bullet is the dialogue in this stylish, snappy short.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Hammond
CAST:  Patrick Mayuyu  •  Joshua Alan Jones  •  Brent Roberts  •  Brian Patrick Butler