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Bryan Engram

Brazen Animation
As CEO/CCO and Co-Founder for Brazen Animation in Dallas, Bryan Engram is responsible for the vision, creative, and overall direction of the studio. Before founding Brazen in 2014, Bryan served as Director of Studio Animation at Reel FX Studios in Dallas from 2003-2012.

Under Bryan’s direction, Brazen has already produced work for top brands such as The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Under Armour, McDonald's, Home Depot, Ford, Chevrolet, Exxon Mobil, Wholly Guacamole, Top Golf, Kendra Scott, Mary Kay, Bridgestone/Firestone, Dallas Mavericks, Nerf, Hasbro, Riot Games: League of Legends, Vain Glory, and Telltale Games: Batman.
While at Reel FX, Bryan oversaw projects for top studios such as Walt Disney, Dreamworks, Blue Sky/Fox Animation, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures Animation, and Illumination/Universal Pictures. In his role at Reel FX, Bryan was responsible for oversight of 120+ artists for the studio.
Bryan has also worked as Animation Director and Supervisor on a number of feature, commercial, and game projects. A few of his credits include the feature films The Wild, Everyone’s Hero, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Open Season 2, and Open Season 3. He worked on the award winning Warner Bros’ Looney Tunes short films Coyote Falls, Rabid Rider, Fur of Flying, I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat, and Daffy’s Rhapsody. His other short film credits include Dreamworks’ Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five, Blue Sky’s animated shorts Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, and Robots: Aunt Fanny’s Tour of Booty, game cinematics for Halo 2 and Transformers:The Game, as well as commercial work for Dreamworks’ Shrek the Third, Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda, and Madagascar 2.
In 2010, Bryan was nominated for a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for “Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Short” for the work done on the Warner Bros’ short Coyote Falls. The short also garnered an Annie Nomination and short listed for the 2010 Oscars. In 2012, Bryan oversaw the Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem 3D Ride for Illumination/Universal Studios, which garnered both the Annie and VES Awards respectively.
In addition to his extensive production experience, Bryan has lectured or paneled at several conferences across North America including Siggraph, CTN Animation Expo, Adapt Montreal, and A Bunch of Short Guys Industry Giants. Bryan graduated from the University of Texas-Arlington with a BFA in Art with an emphasis in Film. He also served as a Mentor for the Animation Mentor.com online animation school based out of Emeryville, CA.