Brian Gersten is a freelance writer and aspiring documentary filmmaker from Chicago, IL. Brian emigrated to the mountains, after growing up in the perfectly leveled mid-west, and received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He wrote “And Am I Born To Die?” while attending the writing program at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. When Brian is not working he is either playing basketball, watching basketball, dreaming of basketball, or eating basketball-shaped foods. He is the victim of a Basketball Jones.