Bryan Poyser is a two-time Independent Spirit Award nominee. His second feature LOVERS OF HATE premiered in the US Dramatic Competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards. It was released theatrically by IFC Films in 2010. Bryan Poyser was previously nominated for the Independent Spirit "Someone to Watch" Award in 2005 for his first feature, DEAR PILLOW, which screened at over 30 festivals in the US and Europe. In 2011, he wrote and directed THE FICKLE for the "Character Project," an online short film series produced by the USA Network and Ridley Scott Associates. Bryan currently serves as the Director of Artist Services for the Austin Film Society and is a lecturer on screenwriting at Texas State University in San Marcos.