About Me

Name: Brent Sumner

Age: Old enough

College: Brooks Institute of Photography

Major: Film

Favorite Color: Black

Favorite Book: Dark Knight

Favorite Movie: Star Wars

Favorite Food: Pizza, Hamburgers and Salad.

Favorite Quote: “Its your life throw it away how ever you want.”

- by me

I maintain an active video producing / shooting / editing business serving numerous clients throughout Santa Barbara.  My work involves commercials, PSA’s, business videos, material for non-profits, and feature length documentaries, including 3 Big Ideas for PBS stations.


Educated at Brooks Institute of Photography, I started as an editor in the reality and documentary realm.  My early credits include ABC’s The Bachelor and WB’s The Living Edge.  I also worked on Autograph a documentary series which took him around the world to interview stars such as Ben Kingsley, Janet Leigh, and Michael Caine.


Highlights of my career were shooting and editing a PBS documentary entitled Above Yellowstone, the first ever aerial tour of Yellowstone. I also shot and edited Above Santa Barbara and Citizen McCaw a documentary about the future of journalism.


I received a Gold Medal at the International Film Awards for both cinematography and editing of a documentary featuring Robert Duvall.


I currently serves as a board member of the Santa Barbara Visitor’s Bureau and Film Commission.