Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i, Brayden Yoder spent more than five years in India, where he first learned to practice his craft in film direction at the Film & Television Institute of India. His most recent short film, Breakdown, gained acceptance to several festivals in North America and around the world –to include the 10th annual HollyShorts Film Festival – while winning awards at the 2014 Taos Shortz Film Festival in New Mexico and the March 2014 HollyShorts Monthly Screening Series in Hollywood.
Before moving to the Indian subcontinent, Brayden lived in Sydney, Australia, where he studied screenwriting as part of a creative writing master's at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is currently participating in the 2014/2015 Writers Guild Foundation veterans' writing group program and recently completed his participation in the week-long screenwriting accelerator intensive at the Creative Lab of the 2014 Hawaii International Film Festival.
Brayden decided to pursue a career in film after first serving as a U.S. Army officer in Germany and Iraq, experiences he credits with exposing him to the wider world.