Evan Brenner has an M.A. in Dramatic Writing from Loyola Marymount University. His writing and directing credits include both film (The Riddle, Two Bits, and Dr. Fisher) and television (Americas Most Wanted and Little Bill.) As an actor, he appeared in the films The Deep and Dreamless Sleep, Two Boneheads, West Side Evan, Spare Me, and Waking up Crazy. Brenner has practiced meditation and studied Buddhism for twenty years and since 2003 has pursued canonical sutra studies in the Therevada tradition.