Brendan is an award-winning British writer and director, who after shooting local programming and live music in Hawaii, returned to England to concentrate his skills directing promos for both music, commercial and short film projects.
In 2012, Brendan directed and co-wrote the sitcom pilot ‘Open Mic’ which in turn guided Brendan into to writing comedy. He has written three sitcom pilots and is currently working on his second feature film script.
With a passion for music and new technologies, Brendan also directs interactive content and was nominated for 'Best Interactive Video' at the 2014 UKMVAs, for his 360 virtual reality video for Death Koolaid.
In 2015, the commercial Brendan directed for Hewden’s World Cup Campaign won at the Brand Republic Digital Awards and shortlisted for a Drum Marketing Award.
In 2016, Brendan won 'Best UK Screenplay' for his script 'Building Bricks' at the London Independent Film Festival.
Brendan's short film 'Roger' starring John Bradley (Game Of Thrones) and Seann Walsh (Big Bad World) is currently on the world festival circuit and has secured distribution with shorts.tv from 2018. It had its US premiere at the St Louis International Film Festival (Academy Award Qualifying) and UK premier at Foyle International Film Festival (Academy Award Qualifying, BAFTA & BIFA recognised) - visit www.rogershortfilm.com for more info.
His other new short film script 'Sam and Doug' has been officially selected for multiple film festivals around the world, it recently made the quarter final of the Bluecat Screenplay Competition and was selected for 'Best of the Postroom 2016' by the BFI's Net.Work website.
Awards and Nominations
‘Roger’ Short Film - Official selection 2016/2017 - St Louis International Film Festival (OSCAR Qualifying) | Foyle Film Festival (OSCAR Qualifying) (BAFTA & BIFA Recognised) | Show Me Your Shorts IFF (OSCAR Qualifying) | Aesthetic SFF (BAFTA Recognised) | London Short Film Festival (BAFTA Recognised)| Ft Lauderdale IFF | Sunderland Shorts FF | Sacramento IFF | Minneapolis St. Paul's IFF | Laugh Or Die Comedy Festival - Best writer nomination | Southside Film Festival | Portland Comedy Film Festival - Best short nomination | Brooklyn International Film Festival | Fort Worth Indie showcase - Best Comedy Nomination | Skyline Indie Film Festival | Southhampton IFF - Best Comedy Nomination | Kansas IFF | Tallgrass IFF | Chicago Comedy Film Festival | Hamilton Film Festival | Fort McMurray International Film Festival | Purbeck Film Festival | St Cloud Film Festival | Winchester Short Film Festival.
'Building Bricks' Script - London Independent Film Festival Winner 2016 - Best UK Screenplay
'Sam & Doug' Screenplay - Bluecat Screenplay Competition quarter-finalist 2016, Official selection | Independent Horror Movie Awards 2016 | Short Stop International Film Festival 2016 | International Sci-Fi and Horror Festival 2016 | Semi-Finalist - Table Read My Screenplay 2016 | 13 Horror Festival Official Selection 201 1 | Selected for 'Best of the Post-room' by BFI's Net.Work.
Hewden 'Dumpers For Goal Post's' Commercial - Brand Republic 2015 Nomination | Drum Marketing Award Winner
'The Icing On The Cake' Script - Impact 50 Rough Diamond Finalist 2016
Death Koolaid 'The Second Rule' - UKMVA 2014 Nomination
Brendan is represented by Rubber Necker Films for commercial and music video content.