ACTOR DIRECTOR

Brandon Ludwig

BRANDON LUDWIG aka DON BR4N

Actor | Director

About

Ludwig just landed his own TV show called Gamer's Paradise - a show about 4 gamers, 1 tiny condo and EVERYTHING going wrong! It's his first tv show that he stars in alongside his brother Sheldon Ludwig aka DON SHAL and his best friend Arcade Danger Riley - you have to see it to believe it. He's also starring in a new movie called The Dunner which follows sci-fi star Robin Dunne on an unhinged journey across the country. His previous accolades include minor roles in ARCHIE 2 Mission ImPAWsible - Michael J. Fox's new kid's movie sequel about the most talented robotic talking dog Archie!! Catch him in Private Eyes alongside Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills 90210) - see it on Global. Conviction ended its run but you can still see Brandon with Hayley Atwell (Avengers, Captain America, Agent Carter) on ABC. You can also see him on the Family Channel TV series Lost & Found with creator Frank van Keeken. This show is a spin off of Keeken's smash TV hit The Next Step. Earlier, Ludwig worked with James Franco in his Hulu series from Stephen King‘s bestselling novel 11/22/63 produced by J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot and Warner Bros TV. Previously he was acting on Man Seeking Woman with Jay Baruchel on the FXX Network. Also keep an eye out on the Hallmark Network and during Christmas time for A Wish Come True where you can catch him on screen with Megan Park. He is also directing Canadian Star a feature-length documentary on helping to put Canadian talent in the spotlight.

When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says, 'But what's my motivation?, ' I say, 'Your salary.'

- Alfred Hitchcock

HIGHLIGHTS

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Brandon Ludwig was born in Kitchener and raised near Conestoga Lake, Ontario. His mother's name is Lorna Farwell. His father, Mark Ludwig was a 1/4 mile drag race car driver alongside his wife & co-driver Lorna - he was also a standardbred horse race jockey in southern Ontario at Ludwig Ranch. He has a younger brother, Sheldon Ludwig who owns the entertainment company Don Shal Productions and is co-owner of Fever Five Films Ltd., with Brandon - together they co-direct as the Ludwig Brothers in the film industry. He has an older brother Justin Ludwig who is an engineer. At Listowel District Secondary School, Ludwig was involved in A/V, chess, school musicals and student government. Ludwig attended the University of Waterloo, where he majored in history with a focus on classical studies. He occasionally acted in indie films. He graduated university and moved to Toronto with his best friend Dave Roberts to practice at The Second City. Before he became successful at acting, Ludwig supported himself as a driver for Fred Penner, moving newspapers and taking part as the King of the Canadian National Exhibition.

SELECTED TV

  • STAR

    GAMER'S PARADISE

    Dir: Robin Dunne / Trilight Entertainment

  • actor

    Private Eyes

    Dir: James Glenn / Global

  • principal

    Conviction

    Dir: Paul Holahan / ABC / The Mark Gordon Company

  • actor

    11/22/63

    Dir: James Strong / Bad Robot / Warner Bros / JJ Abrams

  • principal

    LOST & FOUND

    Dir: Frank van Keeken / Family Channel

  • principal

    MAN SEEKING WOMAN

    Dir: Ben Berman / NBC / FXX /Lorne Michaels

  • principal

    HITRECORD ON TV

    Dir: Joseph Gordon-Levitt / HitRecord Films

  • actor

    MY BABYSITTER'S A VAMPIRE

    Dir: Bruce McDonald / Fresh / Disney / Teletoon

  • principal

    THE BRIDGE

    Dir: John Fawcett / CTV / CBS

SELECTED FILM

  • lead

    The Dunner

    Dir: Robin Dunne / DSP

  • principal

    A.R.C.H.I.E 2

    Dir: Robin Dunne / Trilight Entertainment

  • lead

    CORPORATE PREY

    Dir: Bob Abell / Rovell Creative

  • principal

    A WISH COME TRUE

    Dir: Mark Rosman / The Hallmark Channel

  • principal

    A FIGHTING MAN

    Dir: Damian Lee / Rollercoaster / Sony Pictures

  • lead

    PERFUME

    Dir: Fred Fan / Faith Booth Films

  • principal

    THE JUNCTION

    Dir: Rouzbeh Heydari / Basentana

  • lead

    WHEN LIFE SUCKS, GET A HELMET!

    Dir: Steven Ahola / Blue Lizard Productions

SKILLS & THINGS ABOUT ME

50+
FILM/TV CREDITS
40k+
happy followers
10+
years of experience

Selected Awards

Over the years

EMMY AWARD

2014 'Hitrecord on Tv' Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media, Social TV Experience

BEST SHORT FILM AWARD

2012 'I'll Love You Hallways' Cambridge Film Festival

BEST SHORT FILM AWARD

2012 'Cross' Second City Short Film Festival

BEST SONG AWARD

2011 'Set the World on Fire' by the Don Shal Family, Wilfred Laurier Centennial Anniversary

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT AWARD

2009 'When Life Sucks, Get a Helmet!' Okanagan International Film Festival

BRONZE PENCIL AWARD

2008 'War Child Canada Camp Okutta' One Show.