Brenton Gieser is a film director originating from Half Moon Bay, California. As a first-generation, biracial Korean American, straddling space between identities, cultures, and class, Brenton aims to craft stories that explore a nuanced yet grounded humanity through larger themes of inequity, healing, and the complexities of self. His first feature documentary, The 50, tells the story of 50 men who became the first substance abuse counselors to come out of the prison system. His films have screened at DOC NYC, Mill Valley Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, CIFF, SF Indie Fest, amongst others.
He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Cat and two young children, Amélie and Brixon.