For over fifteen years, Bryan Horch has made films and interactive media to educate, entertain and effect social change. Also a nationally certified American Sign Language Interpreter, his film work spans topics from Deaf Culture, reproductive health, LGBTQI issues, and human rights to comic narrative shorts, music videos and socially-conscious PSAs.
Horch has worked on the award-winning PBS documentaries, “Chicano! History of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement,” and “History through Deaf Eyes.” His most recent directorial projects include “Crossing Borders”, a documentary about the effects of HIV/ AIDS on post-apartheid Namibia, “House of Signs,” an independent documentary focusing on the daily lives and struggles of a modern-day Deaf Cuban family, and “Out for Health,” a commercial for Planned Parenthood’s LGBT Health campaign.
Mr. Horch was awarded two Telly Awards for Directing, a Communicator Award for Interactive Design, and a World Medal for Directing from the New York Festivals. His comic narrative shorts “Beautiful” and “Brokeback Screentests” were audience favorites at the William & Mary GALA and CineSlam Film Festivals.
On World AIDS Day in December 2010, Horch’s “Deaf Safer-Sex VLOG” series was the first video in American Sign Language ever featured on YouTube’s home page, with over 200,000 views to date.