Neil Francis Breen is an American film actor, filmmaker, and architect. He is best known for writing, directing, editing and starring in his self-produced films Fateful Findings, I Am Here....Now, and Double Down. Breen came late to film-making, having previously worked as a real estate agent and architect. His releases thus far have been considered cult films.
Breen did not attend film school and considers himself to be a low-budget filmmaker who is not a part of Hollywood's "insider's group." He makes his living as an architect in Las Vegas and funds his films from the money he makes from that profession. He has noted that there is a common misconception that he is a real estate agent; according to Breen, he earned a real estate license, but only briefly worked as a real estate agent. Breen's films tend to pit his morally upstanding protagonists against powerful institutions. He says that his films have a "sense of social responsibility" and reflect the "mystical or paranormal side of life."
Breen gained notoriety after his first film, Double Down, became a part of Netflix's library. Since then, his films have been picked up by arthouse theaters and film festivals, including the 2012 "Butt-Numb-A-Thon." In Paste Magazine's 2014 list of the 100 best B movies, Breen's film I Am Here....Now was ranked 21st. The author noted that he thought that Breen would one day earn a place in the "terrible movie hall of fame" alongside Ed Wood and Tommy Wiseau. Breen's third film, Fateful Findings, was compared to Wiseau's The Room by the former film's North American distributor.
Breen is currently planning to release his latest film, Pass-Thru, which completed filming in October 2015.
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