Brian Tetsuro Ivie | Award Winning Director of Emanuel and The Drop Box, Screenwriter, and Author

Brian Tetsuro Ivie

Award Winning Director of Emanuel and The Drop Box, Screenwriter, and Author

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Brian Tetsuro Ivie

Brian Tetsuro Ivie is an American filmmaker and producer of documentaries, often with religious and sociopolitical subject matter. He is most well known for his documentary film, "Emanuel," which tells the story of the 2015 Charleston Church Shooting, which took the lives of nine innocent African Americans. Ivie studied film and television at The University of Southern California, where he also began producing his first documentary feature, "The Drop Box," a story of a South Korean pastor who rescues abandoned children. Brian is the youngest active producer for Stephen Curry's Unanimous Media empire, where he oversees film and television projects for worldwide distribution. He is represented by CAA.

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Brian shares the story behind the story of “Emanuel,” his recent documentary on the 2015 church mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, and explains how faith and forgiveness reshaped a tragedy.

The Drop Box

Brian shares his personal story of becoming a Christian while making “The Drop Box” documentary in the slums of South Korea.

Faith & Film

Through a series of heartfelt and often hilarious stories, Brian inspires audiences to live out their faith in Hollywood and beyond.

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Steph Curry's first film project is a powerful look at race & religion after Charleston shooting

By: Michelle R. Martinelli WASHINGTON — In one of the most powerful scenes of the new documentary Emanuel, Felicia Sanders described watching her son Tywanza, one of nine...
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Topics:   Faith Entertainment ,   Christian

The power of the documentary 'Emanuel' brought Stephen Curry's mother to tears

BY MARK W. WRIGHT Wednesday night wasn’t supposed to be Sonya Curry’s night, and she made sure of that as she made her way to her front-row reserved seat at a nearly packed...
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Topics:   Christian ,   Faith Entertainment

'Emanuel' is an Unrelenting, Must-See Documentary on the Charleston Shooting

Brian Ivie's film is a humanizing look at the pain and love of a community that survived the unimaginable. In the past few years, a campaign has sprung up across social...
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Topics:   Christian

Stephen Curry, Viola Davis and Julius Tennon Join 'Emanuel'

  Viola Davis and Stephen Curry have signed on as executive producers of “Emanuel,” a documentary about the 2015 mass murder of black churchgoers by a white...
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Stephen Curry & Viola Davis Board Charleston Church Shooting Documentary As EPs

Emanuel, a documentary about the 2015 Charleston church shooting in which white supremacist Dylann Roof killed nine African American parishioners, has signed on NBA star Stephen...
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Topics:   Christian ,   Entertainment

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