Alyer Breau studied filmmaking and media production at Emerson College. His first independent documentary, PACKRAT: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HOARDING (2003), chronicled a family's struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder and its manifestation in hoarding. Packrat screened on PBS and was featured at the American and Western Psychological Association annual conferences. Packrat was also listed on MarthaStewart.com as one of the top 100 reasons to "get rid of things."
After working on a number of music videos with companies such as DNA Productions and FM Rocks, he moved back to the East Coast and taught classes and workshops at Emerson College and Boston Film and Video Foundation. Breau became post-production program director at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine, where he revitalized the post-production program, served as resident faculty, and wrote new editing and pre-production curriculum. He has edited a number of short films as well as the independent comedy, AN UZI AT THE ALAMO (2005), distributed by Echelon Entertainment. Breau also edited the first episode of HERE! FAMILY (2005) for the Here! Channel, helping to shape the series' voice.
He has worked as an artist-in-residence in New York public schools, has lectured on storytelling at the Center for Digital Imaging Art at Boston University and taught pre-production and editing at Maine Media College (formerly Rockport College.) He has also worked on commercial spots for Experian; Ballroom Dance Like a Star; Mommy and Me; and Bank of America.
He is currently developing his two scripts, FORGETTING DICK, a comedy about a gay man who wakes from a coma with amnesia, whose mother gets his family and entire hometown to convince him that he's straight; and SCHOOL SPIRIT, a comedy about an unpopular high-school girl who channels three dead cheerleaders back to life to become popular.