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Dusty Bias

Dusty Bias - Blink ColonyDirector – Cinematographer
Branding / Visual Story Creation

Dusty Bias is a native of Anchorage, Alaska and attended film school at Montana State University. Dusty’s love of film and video has been life-long. His approach has never been to simply convey information but to communicate feeling, emotion and create a lasting impression. This passion for evoking emotion has separated his work at every step of his career.

Throughout film school and during their early film careers, Dusty and long-time friend Douglas Mueller collaborated on several short films including the award-winning “Four Corners” (2005). The two worked well together and, upon completion of their studies, decided to move where it was a bit warmer to ply their trade. The friends moved to Orange Beach, AL and launched Gulf Coast Premier Media, now Left Turn Productions.

To review Dusty’s resume and credentials it is best to simply roll his growing list of credits. Blink is proud to have Dusty as a fellow colonist and want to help him share his unusually effective story telling gift.

Film Biography
Dusty Bias – Writer/Director

Dusty’s feature directorial debut Prairie Love premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Prairie Love has since developed a fan base for its dark, quirky characters and storyline, as well as, several awards throughout this festival season, including two Grand Jury Narrative Feature Awards and an Emerging Artist Award from Santa Cruz Film Festival. Prairie Love has secured North American distribution with Film Movement, and was released in January 2012.

Prairie Love (Feature Film)

  • Official Selection Sundance Film Festival Winner Grand Jury Best
  • Narrative Winner Grand Jury Best Narrative Emerging Artist Award
  • Best Narrative Feature Nomination Finalist Cinematography Award Writer/Director 2011
  • Earned awards at Oxford Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Santa Cruz Film Festival, Little Rock Film Festival, Ashland Film Festival

Dusty’s previous work has been recognized by Miramax Films and the Sundance Institute. He wrote and produced Four Corners, which won 2nd place at the Seattle Science Fiction Film Festival, and 1 Phone, 2 Phone, 3 Phone, 4, which earned the Panavision Filmmakers Grant and screened at over a dozen film festivals.

Dusty’s writing accolades include the short script 8 houses in a Day, honorable mention at the 2003 American Gem short screenplay competition, and Big Man, a feature script 2005 finalist for the Sundance Filmmakers Lab, 2nd place winner in the Eugene Walter’s Screenwriting Competition, and a top 15% finalist for the prestigious Nichol’s Fellowship in Screenwriting.

Other Awards

  • 8 Houses in a Day (short script) Writer 2004 Honorable Mention 3rd Annual 2004 American Gem Short Script Contest
  • Big Man (Feature Length Screenplay) Writer 2nd Place Screen writing Award Winner Eugene Walter Writers Festival Finalist Directors/Writers Lab Sundance Institute, Top 15% Finalist for Nichol’s Fellowship Academy of Arts and Science 2004
  • Four Corners (Short Film) Writer/Producer 2006 2nd place award winner Science Fiction Film Festival

Praise for Prairie Love

Unnervingly romantic, starkly humorous, and startlingly composed drama.

– Huffington Post

Constantly teetering on the brink of absurdity, Prairie Love is saved by a quirky sensibility, perceptive scripting, and a painterly style.

– The Hollywood Reporter

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