Bryan Gunnar Cole is a graduate of Yale University and New York University's Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. His NYU thesis film, Trim, won a 1997 Wasserman Award, the school's top honor in film. Cole is a co-founder of the Seattle experimental theater group, Annex Theatre. He has edited numerous theatrical and television films, including the award-winning documentary, The Sunshine. He has also produced two films for National Geographic, Street Dogs and The Crows, and Occidental Park for PBS; served as Supervising Producer for The Buffalo War(ITVS 2000) and as Producer/Director on Unfurled for Showtime.