Brian Vilim Biography, Age, Career, Wife, Net worth

Brian Vilim is a Cinematographer known for his video creations in movies and music videos. Fans of the 1997 comedy/romance movie Chasing Amy movie would know about Joey Lauren Adams, who played the lead role of Alyssa Jones in the film. However, they may not know about her husband, Brian Vilim.

Knowing Brian through his wife, Joey Lauren, is acceptable. Also, If you know him by his job in the entertainment industry, that’s okay. Whichever category you fit in, let me take you through details about Brian Vilim. First, take a quick look at his facts.

Profile summary

NameBrian Vilim
Date of birthJuly 2, 1979
Age44 years old
Place of birthDallas, Texas
Net worth$4 million – $5 million
Zodiac signCancer
OccupationMovie producer and cinematographer
WifeJoey Lauren Adams

Brian Vilim Biography

Brain Joseph Vilim was born on July 2, 1979, in Dallas, Texas, United States of America. He has an elder brother named Erick Vilim, a senior operations specialist at Frontier Communications, who has been married to Denis Vilim since January 9, 2001. His brother Eric went to Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas. 

Brian is also related to Nancy Vilim Horner, his aunty, Matthew Cajda, and Megan Cajda, his cousins.

In 1997, Brian graduated from Newman Smith High School, a Public school in Carrollton, Texas. He later moved to the Art Institute of Dallas, Texas, where he graduated with an Associate of Applied Science degree in December 1999. He specialized in Film/video production.

Brian Vilim and Joey Lauren Adams
Brian Vilim and Joey Lauren Adams

Brian Vilim Career

Two years after an associate degree in Texas, Brina got a job as a director of photography at AMS Pictures in 2001. For six years, his work was primarily about producing digital content for his company, which had clients such as EDS, Frito Lay, Texas Instrument, and Albertson’s Grocery.

He left AMS Pictures in July 2007 and relocated to Los Angeles to set himself as a brand as a freelancer.

Brian Vilim during a music video shoot
Brian Vilim during a music video shoot in 2010

A year after he set up his brand, he was booked to direct the music video of High Powered song by Scarface ft Papa Rue under Asylum Records.

  • High Powered (2018) – Scarface ft Papa Rue – Asylum Records
  • Life Goes On (2010) – 8Ball and MJG ft Slim Thug – eOne Music
  • Trillionaire (2010) – Bun B ft T Pain – Rap-A-Lot
  • Drank in My Cup (2011) – Kirko Bangz – Warner Bros.
  • Tupac Back (2011) – Meek Mill ft Rick Ross – MMG/Warner Bros.
  • Round of Applause (2012) – Waka Flocka Flame ft Drake – Warner Bros.
  • Hello (2013) – Stafford Brother ft Lil Wayne and Christian Millian – Cash Money Records

In 2013, he directed the music video for Hello by Stafford Brothers ft. Lil Wayne and Christina Millian. Watch below.

His vast experience in shooting TV commercials landed him gigs with brands such as;

  • Luxor Hotel Las Vegas in The Comeback Kid
  • Los Angeles Transit Authority in Go Metro
  • AT&T in Elevate Young Black Voices (Goodie Mob PSA)

He has cinematographer credit in movies such as

  • The Grind (2009)
  • Mulberry Stains (2012)
  • Maul Dogs (2014)
  • Opus of An Angel (2015)
  • Invitation to a Murder (2023)
  • The Quest for Tom Sawyer’s Gold (2023)
  • Betrayed Within (2022)
  • Escape: Puzzle of Fear (2020)
  • The Last Exorcist (2020)
  • EuroClub (2016)
  • Maul Dogs (2015)
  • The Crystal Crypt Cinematographer (2013)
  • Shock (2007)

Brian Vilim Wife

Brian Vilim married his wife, Joey Lauren Adams, on June 7, 2014. He proposed to her in 2013 at AL T restaurant in Winnie, Texas, where he first met her in 2012. Although they are 11 years apart by age, they live in Los Angeles with their dog.

Joey Lauren Adams was born on January 9, 1968, and is 56 years old. She is known for her lead in 1997 Chasing Amy, where she played Alyssa Jones.

If you can’t recall watching that movie, don’t worry; you can also find Joey in The L Word: Generation Q TV Series, where she played Taylor.

Before marrying Brian, Joey Adams has been in a relationship with three men. She was with Kevin Smith from 1995 to 1997, Vince Vaughn from 1997 to 1998, and lastly, with Andrew Calder in 2005.

Brian Vilim Net worth

Brain Vilim’s net worth is estimated at $4 million to $5 million. He earns more than $25,000 a week in film shootings and $5000 from music videos.

After reading about Brain, you would want to know about Vera Steimberg, who was once married to Daniel Moder, a Cinematographer like Brian Vilim.

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