Brian Olson

New York, New York, United States

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  • Filmmaker
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  • From San Diego, CA
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About Me


To uncover rugged trails throughout life and blend with communities and cultures that are foreign to what I know best


I am a filmmaker from San Diego, CA. I moved at a young age to Raleigh, NC. Since, I have returned to San Diego and moved up to work in Los Angeles. Recently I have traveled and worked in Wrightsville Beach, Cape Cod, and Upstate New York. I am finally settled down in New York City working as a cinematographer. I look forward to working on future projects that will continue to bring me around the globe. I have not had the desire yet to stay put in one place. So, I will continue to roam the earth as a nomad until it is physically impossible for me.


"Im drawn to open country. It's where everything becomes clear, where the world makes the most sense. When I put myself out there, I always return with something new. A friend once told me: The best journeys answer questions that in the beginning, you didn't even think to ask."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host CSers as often as possible and thrive on going to meetings in cities around the world to share drinks, conversation, and laughter with such an amazing group of people. I have had the opportunity to surf four times and each experience brought insight and friendship to my life.


Surfing, bicycles, hiking, swimming, poetry, cameras, beach life, dancing, meditation, foreign lands, untouched soil, the sound of silence, the world of oceans.

Music, Movies, and Books

Yann Tiersen, Gustavo Santaolalla, Ludovico Einaudi, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Radiohead, Lonnie Walker, Pretty Lights, Chitty Bang, Beautiful Girls, Andy Palacio, Jon Swift, Timmy Curran, Fleet Foxes, Andy Palacio, Skrillex, Sigur RosLe Fabuleux, Amores Perros, Sin Nombre, Babel, The Shawshank Redemption, Delicatessen, The Pianist, Katyn, The Lives of Others, The Deer Hunter, Mesrine, Heima, Paradise Now, The Kite Runner

Teach, Learn, Share

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Bahamas, Denmark, El Salvador, France, Germany, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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