Formerly a journalist, physics teacher, and electrical engineer on the Space Shuttle Main Engine Program, Brett Ingram has been making films since 1990. His documentaries and animated films have screened at hundreds of festivals around the world, winning dozens of awards.
Ingram’s first documentary feature, Monster Road, screened at more than a hundred festivals and cinema venues internationally, earning sixteen awards (including “Best Documentary” at the 2004 Slamdance Film Festival) before airing on Sundance Channel (2005-07). Ingram has been awarded a Visual Artist Fellowship (1995) and a Film and Video Artist Fellowship (2002) from the North Carolina Arts Council. In 2007 he was awarded a Fellowship in Filmmaking from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Ingram teaches filmmaking in the Department of Media Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has also taught filmmaking at Wake Forest University and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. His second documentary feature, Rocaterrania, exploring the secret world of scientific illustrator and visionary artist Renaldo Kuhler, has earned four awards - screening at more than 50 film festivals and cinema venues from Vancouver to Buenos Aires, London to Berlin, and many points in between - before airing on regional PBS in 2011.