BAM is a director, producer, and cinematographer who shifts job titles frequently between the three and sometimes performing all. His 16 year career spans from his start as a production manager at Paramount TV to producing at HBO to building a production company, Pride of Gypsies with his partner, Jason Momoa which they've been running for nine years.
With Pride of Gypsies, BAM has produced and DP'd both their feature films Road to Paloma (released in summer 2014) and Braven (Spring 2018). In addition, he produced and DP'd Carhartt's 2015, 2016, and 2017 national campaigns. In December of 2016 Carhartt released BAM's commercial directorial debut, Canvas of My Life. BAM followed that up directing All Hail Mom, Carhartt's first women's commercial. This past spring, BAM executive produced Netflix's hit series Frontier S3.
BAM's obsessive commitment and deep appreciation for the process of filmmaking continue to push him towards uncharted territories with a thirst to create unique and impactful stories.
Variety | Braven - "The lensing by Brian Andrew Mendoza is exceptional...to put it simply and gratefully: Braven is the sort of unpretentious yet thoroughly professional popcorn entertainment that brings out the best in everybody involved.
New York Times | Road to Paloma - “Road to Paloma, a leisurely drama about family, brotherhood and Native American rights, plays out on the dusty highways and barren landscapes of an American West that seems frozen in time. Using that quality to powerful effect, the director, Jason Momoa, and his cinematographer, Brian Andrew Mendoza, shore up a simple plot with a richly atmospheric palette of coppery light and caramel sunsets that makes even urgent events seem almost soothing."
Los Angeles Times | Road to Paloma - "Momoa creates an involving if relaxed pace, one whose moody rhythms are infused with a kind of soulful spirituality. He's helped immeasurably by Brian Andrew Mendoza's stirring cinematography, which captures the film's dark corners and wide open spaces with equal skill. Cool soundtrack too."