For Bryan Reesman, writing is not just a career. It is a life long passion. From a childhood spent writing short stories, comic books, and a full-length sci-fi novel through college years invested in creating screenplays to his current journalistic endeavors, he has always been putting pen to paper to express his innermost thoughts and feelings.
A prolific freelance writer living in New York, Bryan is a recreational drummer and avid traveler, reveres surrealist art and scary movies, and quotes The Simpsons religiously. He has been published in over 100 media outlets, including the New York Times, Playboy, American Way, Premiere, Billboard, Grammy, Giant, Spin, the Hollywood Reporter, Razor, MovieMaker, Goldmine, Mix, and Metal Edge.
Bryan dives deep into pop culture. He has test driven a new Corvette with Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, journeyed backstage at the David Letterman show with drummer Anton Fig, chronicled the toy production process at DC Comics, and infiltrated the 1999 Erotica convention in Manhattan. Whether he’s conversing with horror icon Christopher Lee, sitcom innovator Garry Shandling, comic book auteur Alan Moore, or pop diva Vanessa Williams, Bryan finds refreshing angles to explore with his subjects.
Bryan indulged his passion for film and video production during his high school years outside Boston, then at New York University’s prestigious Tisch School Of The Arts, where he earned a B.F.A. in Film in 1991. During 1989 and 1990, he became a story analyst for Miramax Films, New Line Cinema, and Imagine Entertainment. In 1991, he relocated to Los Angeles and worked for the William Morris Agency, for the management company behind the Harlem Globetrotters and the Ice Capades, and as Director of Development for Monument Pictures.
After working within the Hollywood hierarchy, Bryan returned to Boston in 1993 and plunged into the world of music criticism via specialty fanzines. Two years later he made his first forays into professional journalism through Alternative Press, the Boston Phoenix, Keyboard, and Seconds. Since 1995, he has written over 60 cover stories, 700 features, and 1,000 reviews for dozens of publications. And since 1998, he has once again called New York home.
Well respected and well connected, Bryan tackles disparate subject matter – Japanese anime, Internet dating, Metal gods, and Hollywood starlets – without batting an eyelash. Because of the extensive pre-interview research and pop culture knowledge that he prides himself on, he crafts stories that are fresh and invigorating.