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Breton Tyner-Bryan is an American born multi award winning director, writer, actor, choreographer, editor, with Canadian roots, based in New York City. A classically trained ballet dancer and costume designer, she serves as creative director for Grammy-winning musicians. OC Movies, TV & Streaming has compared her work to Darren Aronofsky film Black Swan and Voyeurs Room 104 calling it "an impressionistic fantasy with eye catching visuals, a fresh take on storytelling". Film Threat has described her works as "a stylish and crafted presentation" that "succeeds in telling an engaging and intriguing story." Unseen films called her work "a delight for the eye and ear, a visual feast". Her highly decorated films have won over 100 awards including Best Director, Best Editor, Best Narrative Short, Best Dance film, screening at Berlin Commercial, London Fashion Film Festival, World London Film Festival, Madrid International Film Festival, Dances With Films Chinese Theater and Regal Cinemas, Micheaux Film Festival, La Femme Film Festival, Emberlight International Film Festival, La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival, Lift Off Global Network London Pinewood Studios, Paris International Short Festival, New York International Women's Festival, Bucharest Film Awards, Big Apple AGENTS AND MANAGERS Lab, ASVOFF14 Paris, French Riviera Film Festival, Stockholm Short Film Festival, Paris Short Film Festival, Bucharest Film Awards, Vegas Movie Awards, Silk Road Film Awards Cannes, New York International Film Awards, New York City International Film Festival, Barcelona Indie Awards, Cannes 7th Art Awards, Europe Music Video Awards, Grahla International Film Awards, Istanbul Film Awards, Tokyo Film Festival, Swedish International Film Festival, and Vienna International Film Awards. She is known for The Penguin (HBO), Manifest (Netflix), Gossip Girl (HBO), Billions (Showtime), Divorce (HBO), Shackled, working alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Molly Shannon, The Knick alongside Clive Owen, choreographing for BD Wong and Donny Most of Happy Days, Studio City (VICE), Manhattan Love Story (ABC), Shackled (in production), TEST, and Stories from the Microchasm with John Sanborn. She often plays detectives and tough seductive characters collaborating regularly with cinematographer Michael J. Burke. Her heritage is Native American, Jewish German, Spanish, Italian, Irish, French, and Indian. She is named for Cape Breton, Nova Scotia where her family created a commune. Directing credits include Shiseido Americas, Merryn John's "Love Is A Blue Jay", Village Playwrights NYC, "All About Love" New Victory Theater, installations for New York Fashion Week, The Pierre Taj Hotel, Madonna-Washington Square Park, Don Most from Happy Days, and Sonas Denim Commercial. Choreographic works include Divorce HBO, Saturday Night Fever Engeman Theater, "Heading East" starring BD Wong, Prospect Theater, "Vinegar Tom", "Retrofactoy" Theater C, Peter Pan Dreamland Stages, "Cotton Candy and Cocaine" New York Theater Barn, choreographic men-tee under Sergio Trujillo for The Donna Summer musical on Broadway, choreographic labs for Waitress (Broadway), Twelfth Night (Public Theater), Encore's God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, commissions for NYU, Marymount, AMDA, and performing alongside The Martha Graham Dance Company at its Benefit for Haiti. She is a CUNY awardee and Dance Lab New York connect artist with Sam Pinkelton and Josh Prince. As ballet mistress for Sleep No More she has choreographed and performed for McKittrick Follies, and was ballet mistress for Ballet Hispanico. She is the executive producer and founder of Breton Follies Productions, featured at New Victory Theater 42nd Street, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and City Center. She has taught for New York University, Fordham University, Smith College, Berklee NYC, Broadway Dance Center, Joffrey Ballet School, The Place (London), Dance Base Scotland, San Francisco State University, LINES Ballet, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. She holds a MA in Filmmaking from NYU, a BFA in Ballet Performance from the University of Utah and received her training at the School of the Hartford Ballet. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Deadline, Curve Magazine, Broadway World, Pointe Magazine, Dance Magazine and the Huffington Post. She is currently in pre-production on her pilot to series I DREAM OF HAZEL that she wrote, will direct, and act in, and 3 feature films she will direct. You can also see her debuting on the second season of "Great Kills" on Tubi coming soon. @bretontyneryan @bretonfolliesny

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Breton Tyner-Bryan's Highly Awarded INVICTA to Stream on the Roku Channel

Breton Tyner-Bryan's highly awarded film 'INVICTA' moves to the Roku Channel after winning the Cultural Impact Award at Berlin Commercial Film Festival. Set in NYC, the film follows 7 Mafia wives facing betrayal and deceit. Featuring a talented cast, the film has garnered praise at various film festivals and from reviewers.

Breton Tyner-Bryan's INVICTA to Screen at Golden State Film Festival

Multi-award-winning producer/director/writer/actor/choreographer Breton Tyner-Bryan will return to the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles with her highly decorated film INVICTA presented by the Golden State Film Festival February 23-29th, 2024. Learn more about the film here!

Corey Cott and McKenzie Kurtz Will Lead THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL; Full Cast Revealed!

The full cast has been revealed for the upcoming Broadway production of The Heart of Rock and Roll, the new musical inspired by the iconic songs written and performed by Huey Lewis and The News. Find out who is starring in the musical here!

Breton Tyner-Bryan's WEST OF FRANK To Make West Coast Premiere At Newport Beach Film Festival

Get ready for the west coast premiere of the multi-award-winning film, West of Frank, at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Directed by Breton Tyner-Bryan, this film explores the metaphysical energy of the historic Jefferson Market Library and features a cast of 12 Broadway performers.

Breton Tyner-Bryan's WEST OF FRANK To Make New York Premiere at Chelsea Film Festival

WEST OF FRANK, a new queer dance drama film by Breton Tyner-Bryan, will make its New York premiere at the Chelsea Film Festival. The film explores the historic Jefferson Market Library and the Women's House of Detention in Manhattan's Greenwich Village through the medium of dance.

Breton Tyner-Bryan's WEST OF FRANK to Make North American Premiere at Emberlight Film Festival

The film features Gilbert Bolden lll (New York City Ballet), Rhaamell Burke-Missouri (Hadestown Broadway, King Kong Broadway), Elisa Clark (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Mark Morris Dance Group), James Jude Johnson (Fiddler On the Roof), Heather Parcells (A Chorus Line Broadway, Chicago), Randy Castillo (Wicked Broadway), and more.

Breton Tyner-Bryan's WEST OF FRANK to Make International Premiere at Berlin Commercial Film Festival

The Queer Dance Drama Short recently won the Raw Selection Award and Official Selection at Berlin Commercial Film Festival. It will make its International Premiere in Berlin, Germany August 21, 2023 .


Multi-award-winning director/writer/actor/choreographer Breton Tyner-Bryan returns to New York with her highly decorated short film 'INVICTA' screening at the inaugural Dances With Films Festival: New York edition East Meets West on December 1-4th, 2022.

Breton Tyner Bryan's Dance Short DELUSIONE to Screen at LA FEMME FILM FESTIVAL

Multi-award winning director, actor, writer, choreographer Breton Tyner-Bryan returns to Los Angles with her highly decorated short film 'Delusione', making her directorial debut at the 18th Annual La Femme Film Festival, screening October 13-16th, 2022.

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Hustle At The Pillow, and More In Week 9 Of Jacob's PIllow Dance Festival 2022

Returning to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for the first time since 2002, Denver-based modern dance company, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, will perform in the Ted Shawn Theatre from Aug. 17-21, with pieces enriched in emotion, femininity, war, race, and elegance.

Breton Tyner-Bryan's Sensual Dance Short DELUSIONE To Screen At Dances With Films 2022 Festival

Multi-award winning director/actor/writer/choreographer Breton Tyner-Bryan will present the Los Angeles premiere of her short film 'Delusione' at the 25th Annual Dances With Films Festival, June 9-19, 2022.

VIDEO: Watch The Triptych Trailers For INVICTA

Watch the Triptych Trailers for INVICTA, a new feminist, fashion dance short film by Breton Tyner-Bryan (Manifest, Gossip Girl, Billions, Winner Madrid IFF, Barcelona IFF), starring Sian Berman (The Australian Ballet), Maya Kitayama (Beauty and the Beast, Cole Porter's Can-Can),and Emily Ulrich (Other World), with Savannah Cranford (Retrofacory Theater C), Susan Olmos Sabel (American Ballet Theater Teacher Training), Samara Steele (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), and Tatiana Stewart (The Deuce, Love Life).

VIDEO: Check Out the Trailer for LAUNCH AT PARADISE

The trailer for Launch at Paradise, a new science-fiction thriller short film by Carrie Ann Quinn(“Defending Jacob”), has been released. 

Production Wraps on Short Film DELUSIONE

Production has wrapped on DELUSIONE, a new narrative dance short film by Breton Tyner-Bryan (Billions, Divorce) starring Breton Tyner-Bryan (Winner World London IFF, Madrid IFF, Barcelona IFF) and Emily Ulrich (Other World), seen on the festival circuit at Paris International Short Festival, New York International Women Festival, Bucharest Film Awards, Big Apple AGENTS AND MANAGERS Lab, ASVOFF14 Paris, and La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival.

INVICTA Short Film Wraps Production

In Breton Tyner-Bryan’s newest artistic escape, INVICTA, we see the lives (and the expectations that come with it) of seven mafia wives come together, driven by drama and passion.

Photos: Breton Follies Presents RECLAMATION

RECLAMATION explores the metaphysical energy of the original location of the Women’s House of Detention, now the Jefferson Market Library Garden, through dance, celebrating the historic contributions of the queer community to Manhattan’s Greenwich Village culture and identity, in celebration of public performance spaces as an equalizer of accessibility.

Photos: First Look at RECLAMATION From Breton Follies Productions

Breton Follies Productions presents the world  premiere of RECLAMATION, a new choreographic work Directed, Choreographed, and Performed  by Breton Tyner-Bryan (Winner World London IFF, Madrid IFF, Barcelona IFF) at the Jefferson  Market Library Garden Formerly The Women’s House of Detention.

Breton Follies Presents RECLAMATION Choreographic World Premiere At The Jefferson Market Library

Breton Follies Productions presents the world premiere of RECLAMATION, a new choreographic work directed, choreographed, and performed by Breton Tyner-Bryan (Winner World London IFF, Madrid IFF, Barcelona IFF) at the Jefferson Market Library Garden Formerly The Women's House of Detention, in collaboration with Allan Berube Prize winning writer and historian Hugh Ryan .

LAUNCH AT PARADISE Short Film Wraps Production

The sci-fi thriller short film is directed by Carrie Ann Quinn, the film stars Catherine Curtain, Zainab Jah, James Harkness, Lauren Schaffel, Patrick Shane, and Daniel Mitura.

Cast Announced For MOVE MEANT, Prospect's Musical Theater Lab

Prospect Theater Company has announced the performing artists involved in the company's 2020 Musical Theater Lab, MOVE MEANT. The lab's culminating presentations are Monday and Tuesday Feb. 17th and 18th at 7:00pm at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Joan Weill Center for Dance (405 West 55th St. at 9th Ave.)

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