Prolific Falcon Director John Bruno Passes Away

John Bruno by Greg ‘Mocha’ Lenzman

With a heavy heart, San Francisco-based Falcon Studios and Raging Stallion Studios has confirmed that  prolific director John Bruno has taken his own life. Bruno directed 65 movies distributed by Falcon between 2004 and 2010.  Of those, 19 were Mustang Studio titles, and 25 were Falcon features, including some of the biggest hits of the decade like Best Men, Parts 1 & 2, Fleet Week, Asylum, Snap Shots and Roman’s Holiday.

Born in Michigan in 1967, Bruno was discovered by Falcon shortly after he founded Massive Studios in 2004.  He continued to produce Massive content while he became a major directing force at Falcon Studios and Mustang Studios.  Falcon distributed 21 DVDs containing Bruno’s Massive content under the moniker Men of Massive.

Bruno with Adam Killian and Zeb Atlas

Bruno was responsible for discovering many major stars, and he worked with most of biggest stars in gay porn from the last ten years.  He was a major influence on the career of Erik Rhodes, who he directed and then mentored as a director.  He also has the accomplishment of directing one of the most successful scenes in Falcon’s history, Adam Killian and Zeb Atlas in Best Men, Part 2 – The Wedding Party.  This was Adam Killian’s first gay porn scene as well as Zeb Atlas’s first project in gay porn. He discovered and groomed Tom Wolfe who went on to become a Falcon/Raging Stallion Exclusive and a huge star in the porn world.

Wolfe had these sincere comments to share about John’s passing, “So sad the man who found me, and  brought me to the industry was lost yesterday. John Bruno was a great friend, talented individual and an amazing person.”

Adam Q. Robinson,  Falcon/Raging Stallion VP of Production and close co-worker and friend of Bruno had this to say , “I had the privilege of working on nearly every production with John Bruno, and I can only speak highly of him, his friendship, his work ethic and his creative abilities.  He was a warm-hearted caring person who will be greatly missed.  It saddens me that he would take his own life, because he gave so much and he had much more to share with this world.”

Studio Statement:

“It is with sorrow in our hearts that we announce the passing of John Bruno.  We send our sincerest condolences and warm wishes to John’s family, friends and loved ones.  He was an extraordinary talent as well as a genuine and caring human being.  John, may you rest in peace, and know that we celebrate your life and your accomplishments.”


  1. george

    January 17, 2013 at 7:05 am

    hi boy i like your work

  2. edward reed

    January 17, 2013 at 7:20 am

    I’m truly sorry for the passing of this wonderful man ,& my deepest empathy to his family & friends .

  3. Derek Foster

    January 19, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I was shocked to here about the passing of John Bruno. He was an amazing director, and I had the pleasure of working for him in three of the videos that he directed. He will be sadly missed.

  4. Bob MacDonald

    January 25, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Staging expert with no background in gay art films. He made so many staged videos that his formula was adopted throughout the industry. He simply introduced men on camera and let them follow a courtship paradigm.

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  6. WebRat

    February 16, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Why didn’t Falcon release any statement about Matthew Rush?

  7. My_favorite_Valentine

    February 16, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Vanity Fair for this March is editted by Bruce Weber. The so called Hollywood issue speaks of the son and daughter of Larry Ellison in Hollywood and of the “dumb money” that produces art house film. Asylum certainly was that. It is so sad when one sees so much potential in this straight white bread world go to waste.

    Course The Master is just a LA flick.

  8. TobyM

    February 17, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    What about Matthew Rush?

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