Welcome to the Briard Rescue Trust

Stephen Milburn Anderson
March 13, 1948 – May 1, 2015

The Briard Rescue Trust mourns the passing of Stephen Milburn Anderson, a long time BCA member and supporter of Briard rescue. He has owned and loved Briards since 1984 and will be greatly missed by both the Briard and filmmaking community. Read more about Steve's legacy and work below.

In lieu of flowers, his family asks that donations be made in his memory to the Briard Rescue Trust. A special Paypal button is provided below so that Steve's family can be informed of your gift to the trust. A mailing address for donations is also provided.

The Briard Club of America Rescue Trust is a 501(c)(3) charitable trust formed to further the Briard Club of America's mission of protecting Briards in need of rescue. The trust's goals include education to aid in prevention, support for persons involved in the rescue process, encouragement and support of responsible breeders of Briards, and establishment of a system that encourages effective communication among all individuals involved in rescue. To learn more about us click here.

Do you know of a Briard that needs help? Please contact us ASAP!

The first few days and sometimes even hours can be crucial in achieving a successful outcome for a dog in need of help. If you know of a Briard that has become homeless or is in need of a rescue operation, please contact someone from our contact list ASAP. The BCA Rescue Trust networks with numerous rescue resources thought out the USA. Even if the contact person is not close to you, contact anyone on our list and they will get the processes started. Click here for a list of people to contact.

Stephen Milburn Anderson Memorial

Filmmaker Stephen Milburn Anderson, best known for South Central (produced by Oliver Stone) and for Ca$h (starring Sean Bean and Chris Hemsworth), died after a six-month battle with throat cancer. A MFA graduate of UCLA film school with 25 years of film-related work, Anderson was a pioneer in the use of digital film making and an early advocate of the New Mexico Film Incentive Program. In his career he wrote and directed eight films and was the filmmaker who gave Chris Hemsworth his start.

In 1986 and 1987, he organized and produced The Discovery Program, a series of 16 short films for Columbia Pictures and David Puttnam. His short film Hearts Of Stone was critically acclaimed. After the screening of the indie drama South Central, he was named by The New York Times as one of the Hottest New Filmmakers in America along with Quentin Tarantino and Tim Robbins.

Anderson has worked in all facets of the production, including writer, producer, director, production manager, postproduction supervisor, location manager, camera assistant, electrician, grip, and sound recordist. “He was very passionate about filmmaking, and we are very sorry to see him go.”

He also founded The Studio, New Mexico where Suspect Zero was filmed. He was also an author and one of his final wishes was to get his books published, a fictional story about two young men on a journey to win the World Series of Poker called A Man, A Midget And A Book Of Cards, which he described in his own words as “a story of friendship, manhood, human spirit and poker.” His other book is Killer, Me — an autobiography of a professional killer — as well as a Da Vinci Code-type story about the search for the Arc of the Covenant and the ability of man to choose good or evil for the betterment or destruction of mankind. That book is called Mind Of God.

He is survived by his wife of more than 30 years, Mary Weir, costume designer and artist... and the briards. Steve was a BCA member since 1990, acquiring his first briard in 1984. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Briard Rescue Trust. Celebration of his life will be May 31 in ABQ, NM. Contact Mary Weir for more information.

Steve Anderson memorial donation to the BRT

If you prefer to send your gift by mail, checks may be sent to the following address.
Please include that your gift is a memorial donation for Steve.

Briard Recue Trust
921 Mount Pleasant Road
Quarryville, PA 17566

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