Brad grew up in Virginia and started Washington West in 2011 around the idea that any “Story Can Change the World.” He believes the Film Festival is a catalyst for Washingtonians and art lovers from around the world to actually become story-creators, giving real-time, real-life hope to communities in need of help.

Sadly Brad’s childhood dream of playing football for the Fighting Irish and nor the NFL was never realized. He will not confirm or deny that he really likes La La Land a lot.