Brandon Scott Trost (born August 29, 1981) is an American cinematographer, screenwriter, and film director best known for writing and directing The FP (2011) with his brother Jason, as well as being the cinematographer of several films, including Crank: High Voltage, Halloween II, MacGruber, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and That's My Boy. Trost is also a frequent collaborator with Seth Rogen, including the films This Is the End, Neighbors, The Interview, The Night Before and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.
Brandon Scott Trost
August 29, 1981
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Alma mater||Los Angeles Film School|
|Occupation||Cinematographer, screenwriter, director, producer, actor|
|Relatives||Jason Trost (brother)|
Trost was born in 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Karen (née French) and Ron Trost, a special effects coordinator. His grandfather, Scott Maitland, was an assistant director, and his great-grandfather was a stuntman. His uncle was actor Victor French. He attended Frazier Mountain High School  and later graduated from Los Angeles Film School. He grew up in Frazier Park, California with his brother Jason and sister Sarah.
|2004||Lightning Bug||Robert Green Hall|
|2005||The Salon||Mark Brown|
|2006||Outside Sales||Blayne Weaver||First collaboration with Weaver|
|2006||Special Ops: Delta Force||Cole S. McKay|
|2007||He Was a Quiet Man||Frank Cappello||Jury Award for Best Cinematography|
|2007||Broken Glass||Gustavo Camelot|
|2007||One of Our Own||Abe Levy|
|2007||Days of Darkness||Jake Kennedy|
|2009||Weather Girl||Blayne Weaver|
|2009||Crank: High Voltage||Neveldine/Taylor||First collaboration with Neveldine/Taylor|
|2009||Halloween II||Rob Zombie||First collaboration with Zombie|
|2010||A Buddy Story||Marc Erlbaum|
|2010||Mad World||Cory Cataldo|
|2011||Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance||Neveldine/Taylor|
|2012||That's My Boy||Sean Anders|
|2012||The Lords of Salem||Rob Zombie|
|2013||This Is the End||Seth Rogen
|First collaboration with Rogen and Goldberg|
|2014||That Awkward Moment||Tom Gormican|
|2014||Neighbors||Nicholas Stoller||First collaboration with Stoller|
|2014||The Interview||Seth Rogen
|2015||The Diary of a Teenage Girl||Marielle Heller||Sundance: U.S. drama, special jury award for cinematography|
|2015||Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse||Christopher B. Landon|
|2015||The Night Before||Jonathan Levine|
|2016||Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising||Nicholas Stoller|
|2016||Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping||Akiva Schaffer
|2017||The Disaster Artist||James Franco|
|2018||Can You Ever Forgive Me?||Marielle Heller|
|2019||Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile||Joe Berlinger|
|1998||Rushmore||Vietnamese soldier with rocket launcher||Uncredited|
|2004||Lightning Bug||Seismograph drummer||Uncredited|
|2009||Crank: High Voltage||White Slave Boy||Uncredited|
|2013||This Is the End||Cannibal||Uncredited|
|2019||Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile||Interview Cameraman|
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- Gale, Wayne (April 18, 2013). "The Lords of Salem - Exclusive Interview with Cinematographer Brandon Trost". Dread Central. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
- Barrera, Brandon (August 15, 2008). "Filmmaking Brothers to Make Feature Of 'The FP'". Mountain Enterprise. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
- "Brandon Trost shoots 'This is the End'". British Cinematographer. Archived from the original on June 22, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
- Mancini, Vince (March 15, 2012). "Smiles Humped All up My Face". The Portland Mercury. Index Publishing. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
- Carey, Anna (March 19, 2012). "Makers of 'The FP' discuss inspiration for their surreal film". The Daily Californian. Independent Berkeley Students Publishing Company.
- S., Iain (March 17, 2011). "SXSW/American Cinematographer: The FP's Brandon Trost". CHUD. Archived from the original on 2012-02-08. Retrieved January 28, 2014.