Brea Grant

Brea Grant is a filmmaker/actress best known for her roles on Heroes, Dexter, and Friday Night Lights. Her second feature as writer-director, the horror thriller 12 Hour Shift, is out October 2 in theaters and on demand through Magnet Releasing. Her first feature, Best Friends Forever, an apocalyptic road trip movie, premiered at Slamdance in 2013. In 2017, she became a producer on the Emmy-nominated LGBTQ series EastSiders, and in 2018, she wrote and directed an episode of the show. One month after 12 Hour Shift wrapped in Arkansas, Brea starred in the film Lucky, which she also wrote. It is directed by Natasha Kermani (Imitation Girl) and was set to premiere at SXSW 2020 before it was cancelled due to COVID-19. Brea has directed many shorts, including the award-winning Feminist
Campfire Stories and Megan, 26. She has also directed television for the CW and
writes comic books. She continues to act and recently was in Jeremy Gardner’s After
Midnight and just completed shooting Jill Sixx’s The Stylist opposite Najarra
Townsend.

@breagrant


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Talks

The Multi-Hyphenate Curse

By Brea Grant | September 29, 2020

The Multi-Hyphenate Curse

Brea Grant, whose new film 12 Hour Shift is out this week, talks with Kit Williamson about their transition from actors to writer-directors.

Why the Slow-Burning Genius of Twin Peaks is Perfect for the Golden Age of Binge-Watching

By Brea Grant | June 2, 2017

Why the Slow-Burning Genius of Twin Peaks is Perfect for the Golden Age of Binge-Watching

Brea Grant celebrates the return of David Lynch's iconic show and explains why its rhythms fit so well with the current zeitgeist.

Brea Grant (Best Friends Forever) Talks Ridley Scott’s The Martian

By Brea Grant | October 7, 2015

Brea Grant (Best Friends Forever) Talks Ridley Scott’s The Martian

It's a sign of how good Scott's new movie is that this story about a guy stuck on the Red Planet feels so close to our own lives.

Brea Grant (Best Friends Forever) Talks Anne Fletcher’s Hot Pursuit

By Brea Grant | May 13, 2015

Brea Grant (Best Friends Forever) Talks Anne Fletcher’s Hot Pursuit

A Mother's Day trip to the movies provides the spur for a discussion of money, acting and shaping your own career as a Hollywood actress.

Brea Grant (Best Friends Forever) Talks Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s Still Alice

By Brea Grant | February 19, 2015

Brea Grant (Best Friends Forever) Talks Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s Still Alice

A deeply personal look at this moving portrait of an Alzheimer's patient featuring an Oscar-nominated performance from Julianne Moore.

Brea Grant (Best Friends Forever) Talks Gareth Evans’ The Raid 2

By Brea Grant | January 5, 2015

Brea Grant (Best Friends Forever) Talks Gareth Evans’ The Raid 2

The actress and writer-director is a kid in a candy shop watching this spectacular, brilliantly choreographed Indonesian-set action movie.