Brad Rushing was born in Houston, TX in 1964. As a young man he developed his imagination reading great science fiction and listening to radio shows like Radio Mystery Theater with E.G. Marshall and Dimension X!
Some of his earliest and most cherished movie memories were staying up late with his Dad to watch classic Universal and Hammer horror movies and science fiction films like “Forbidden Planet” and “The Thing From Another World” on television. Brad’s interest in cinematography coalesced out of a fascination with fine art.
He began drawing relentlessly as soon as his hand could hold a crayon and he studied art throughout his school years, eventually auditioning for and landing a coveted spot at Houston’s High School For The Performing And Visual Arts. It was while there as an art student that he began interacting with theater and film majors and the idea of art in motion was introduced to him. Brad attended film school at the University of Houston in Texas.
He began working as a cinematographer in Houston before moving to Los Angeles in 1990 to work for Roger Corman’s Concorde/New Horizons film company and other indie companies like Full Moon. While he began his career in narrative filmmaking he also shot some of the most iconic music videos of the 2000’s, including Moby’s “We Are All Made Of Stars” winner of an MTV Video Music Award and the CSC Award winner Alsou’s “Always On My Mind.” Brad photographed the smash hit “Toxic” video for Britney Spears.
Deeply appreciative of all the advice, support and opportunities he has received over the years Brad is dedicated to paying that forward and has been mentoring young filmmakers from his earliest years in the business. He has also accepted many invitations to speak to students at colleges like Cal Arts, UCLA, USC, Pasadena City College and Loyola University New Orleans. Brad carries dual US/Canadian citizenship.
He is also a full member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers and a member of the Visual Effects Society. Brad is passionate about cinematography’s power to will characters’ emotions and worlds into existence though the camera lens. He welcomes the growth and insights which come with each new challenge and the opportunity every day to see the world anew again.