Brian T. Udovich '98 is a motion picture producer in Hollywood, Calif. His films include All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, The Wackness, and A Necessary Death, which won the AFI Fest Audience Award for Best Feature Film.

Your hometown?

Joliet, Illinois

Why Wesleyan?

My brother, Dr. Chris Udovich (he wasn't "Dr. Udovich" at that time), attended IWU from 1989-93. I fell in love with the school when I would come down to visit him. The atmosphere always felt like home.

Your major?

Business Administration

Favorite professor or class?

Professor Fred Hoyt (marketing) and my "May Term" class where we traveled and studied all over China. Professor Hoyt always had great insight into life and how to look at things. My trip to China opened my eyes to the world and what it had to offer.

After Wesleyan? 

I traveled around the world working for Cap Gemini and then decided I really wanted to move to Hollywood and make movies.

Biggest thrill or best memory? 

The 1996 Titan football season

For fun?

Watching a movie, in a theater, on a gigantic screen.

The best?

Orson Wells and Fyodor Dostoevsky

Favorite book?

The Brothers Karamazov

Favorite band?

Andrew Bird (fellow IWU Titan)

Favorite movie?

The Road Warrior (forget CGI, those are real trucks in that chase scene).

Favorite quote?

"Happiness is solid while joy is liquid." J.D. Salinger (Nine Stories)
Brian Udovich

Brian T. Udovich, who lettered in football all four of his years at Illinois Wesleyan, received the Robert M. Montgomery Outstanding Young Alumnus Award at the 2007 Homecoming.

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