Fox is a filmmaker, scholar, and Associate Professor of Media Arts & Culture in
Occidental's Art History and Visual Arts Department. 

Fox teaches courses in film and video production, narrative theory and screenwriting,
documentary history and production, cinema aesthetics, and themed theory-production
seminars on subjects such as autobiography in film and video and representations of body,
illness and dying, gender, and sexuality in media. 

His award-winning narrative, experimental, and documentary works have screened
internationally theatrically, on television, at film festivals, and online. He works as a
film and video editor, and his critical writing has appeared in various anthologies and
journals, including Film Quarterly and Spectator. Fox's book DOCUMENTARY MEDIA:
History - Theory - Practice is available through Focal Press. 

Media Projects


Zen & the Art of Dying (2015)

Feature Documentary: 75 minutes.

Zenith Virago is an activist and educator who for over 20...



The Skin I'm In (2012)

Feature Documentary: 86 minutes.

& associated Web Initiative.

In 2005, filmmaker Broderick Fox was found...



home (2009)

Experimental Documentary: 10 minutes.

Fox traveled between Berlin and Los Angeles with his German partner,...



I knew him… (2007)

Digital Video, Experimental Fiction—A two-minute video produced for a cash outlay of $32 that pushes...



things girls do… (2001)

Documentary: 10 minutes.

A look at the over-mediated trope of eating disorders from a rarely-voiced...



Journal Articles


The Final Cut: End-of-Life Empowerment through Video Documentary, Probing the Boundaries (2011)

This article examines assisted video autobiographies that seek to break taboos around visualizing natural death...



Shooting Pains: Addressing Illness-Related Pain through Video Autobiography, Probing the Boundaries (2010)

This paper examines autobiographical videos and emergent uses of social software sites such as YouTube...



Rethinking the Amateur, Spectator (2004)


Chill Out, Film Quarterly (2001)

Contributions to Books


The Final Cut: End-of-Life Empowerment through Autobiographical Video Documentary, New Perspectives on the End of Life: Essays on Care and the Intimacy of Dying (2012)


Media, Art, and Activism, Trouble the Water: An Interdisciplinary Study Guide (2010)


SQUIRM: Bodily Encounters on the Freewaves, Video on the Loose: Freewaves and 20 Years of Media Arts, DVD 2 (2010)

Visual Design in Babette’s Feast, Introduction to Film Reader (2004)

Presentations/Guest Lectures/Curation

At Your Own Risk: How Far Will A Director Go To Make A Film?, Panelist and Featured Filmmaker--Byron Bay International Film Festival (2015)

Keep it Queer, Lavender Graduation Speaker, Occidental College (2014)


Oxy Freewaves 2010-2014, Founder and Coordinator, Occidental College (2014)

An annual public-space media event series 2010-2014 in coordination with Los Angeles community partner Freewaves,...


Oxy Videotheque: Electronic Art & Activism, Curator--Occidental College (2014)

Six-part screening and lecture series bringing together Occidental College and the Los Angeles community around...


The Skin I’m In and Digital Documentary, Guest Artist and Lecturer--University of Southern California (2013)

Grants and Awards

Best Feature and Best of Fest Awards, Tattoo Arts Film Festival, for documentary The Skin I'm In (2015)


Investing In Artists Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, for documentary Zen & the Art of Dying (2014)

Fox was selected as one of 12 California Artists to receive an Artistic Innovation Grant...


Occidental College Faculty Enrichment Grant, for documentary Zen & the Art of Dying (2014)

Columbus International Film + Video Festival Treatment Prize, for documentary Zen & the Art of Dying (2012)

CCI Creative Capacity Fund, for documentary The Skin I'm In (2012)

Press Coverage/Reviews of Fox


Interview with Broderick Fox about the World Premiere of Zen & the Art of Dying, The Elephant Room, Bay FM 99.9 Byron Bay, Australia (2015)


The Deathwalker’s Story, Northern Star and Byron Shire News (2015)