BRIAN FRANCIS CULKIN
Brian Francis Culkin is a writer, theorist, and film director.
Prior to being fully committed to developing his his craft as a writer, filmmaker, and artist - Brian graduated from Skidmore College where he was a standout student-athlete. After breaking every scoring record in the school's history, with nearly 1800 points and national accolades, he played professional basketball in Europe for a year after graduation.
Upon playing, and after working briefly in real estate finance, he founded and became managing director/CEO of United Mortgage Group, a commercial and residential mortgage firm where he managed a team of twenty brokers and operational staff from 2004 -2010.
In terms of writing, he has written extensively about topics ranging from contemporary urban gentrification to the history of boxing; the Presidency of Donald Trump to an analysis of 21st century global capitalism; heroin addiction in modern American society to the cultural development of Boston, Massachusetts; the ideology of neoliberal globalization to Amazonian plant medicine; contemporary cinema to human sexuality.
His books include The Meaning of Trump, Postscript on Boxing, There is No Such Thing as Boston, Conversations on Gentrification, On Heroin, Spontaneous Reflections, The Ayahuasca Dialogues, The Brian Francis Culkin Reader, Hypermodernity and the End of the World, Boxing and Cinema, Fragments of Boston, Rene Girard and COVID-19 (2021), Spontaneous Reflections Volume II (2021, the play Bread - as well as his forthcoming first novel -- Into the Jungle.
He also curates the website, www.thegentrificationofboston.com
He has written and directed three films, including the feature length documentary The Mission, the documentary short Voices, and the short film, Now, Passage.
For more information, please visit his personal website at www.brianculkin.com