David Brisbin

David Brisbin

Program Completed at the CFC

TELUS Interactive Art and Entertainment Program

Completion Year


Current Information

Current Company

Capilano University; represented by The Gersh Agency and United Agent

Current Title

Production Design Instructor; Production Designer


David Brisbin has production designed many feature films ranging from independents (Drugstore Cowboy, My Own Private Idaho, In the Cut) to serious period dramas (Race, Operation Finale) to horror (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister) to tent-pole fare (The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Day the Earth Stood Still). He has worked in factual material as director of the documentary feature Nice Hat, 5 Enigmas in the Life of Cambodia and as a T.V. news reporter in Manila as winner of the Henry Luce Foundation Scholars Grant. He has taught production design at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and developed the production design courses for the film school at Capilano University in Vancouver, Canada. Brisbin trained initially in architecture (BFA, Rice University) and interned under noted American architects, Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown. Brisbin studied filmmaking (MFA, California Institute of the Arts) under the late movie director, Alexander Mackendrick, and did a residency in new media at the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto.