Brendan is a UK MVA nominated, award-winning writer and director.
Brendan's directed his first short film 'ROGER' in 2017, starring John Bradley (Game Of Thrones) and comedian Seann Walsh, it was screen at over 35 film festival and has secured distribution with shorts international. It had its US premiere at the St Louis International Film Festival (Academy Award Qualifying) and UK premiere at Foyle International Film Festival (Academy Award Qualifying, BAFTA & BIFA recognised).
In 2018 the feature film script for 'ROGER' was selected for the Hollywood Black List's Top Comedy Scripts. (www.blcklst.com), It also made the semifinals of the Script pipeline and WeScreenplay competitions and quarterfinals of the Blue Cat Competition. It was also a semifinalist of the 2018 Austin Film Festivals Screenplay Competition.
In 2019 Brendan was selected for the Directors UK ‘Inspire’ mentor scheme.
Brendan is currently in pre-production for his first feature film based on the 'ROGER' Short. John Bradley and Tom Bell are attached to the project.
Brendan was nominated for 'Best Interactive Video' at the 2014 UKMVAs. 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. Brendan has directed over 30 music videos.
In 2016, Brendan won 'Best UK Screenplay' for his script 'Building Bricks' at the London Independent Film Festival.
His 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' Feature Screenplay
Top Comedy Scripts - Hollywood Blacklist (www.blcklst.com) (8/10)
Script PipeLine Semi-finalist 2018
WeScreenplay Semi-finalist 2018
Scriptapalooza Semi-finalist 2018
Austin Short Film Festival Official Selection 2018
Bluecat Screenplay Competition Quarter-finalist 2018
Creative World Screenplay Awards - Quarter Finalist 2018
'The Target' Short Screenplay
Bluecat Screenplay Competition Quarterfinalist 2018
‘Roger’ Short Film - Official selections 2016/2017
St Louis International Film Festival (OSCAR Qualifying)
Foyle Film Festival (OSCAR Qualifying) (BAFTA & BIFA Recognised)
Show Me Your Shorts IFF (OSCAR Qualifying)
Aesthetica SFF (BAFTA Recognised)
London Short Film Festival (BAFTA Recognised)
Southhampton International Film Festival - Winner 'Best Comedy'
Ft Lauderdale International Film Festival
Sunderland Shorts International Film Festival
Sacramento International Film Festival
Minneapolis St. Paul's International Film Festival
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
Kansas International Film Festival
Tallgrass International Film Festival
Chicago Comedy Film Festival
Hamilton Film Festival
Fort McMurray International Film Festival
Purbeck Film Festival
St Cloud Film Festival
Winchester Short Film Festival
Tampa Underground Film Festival (Best Comedy & Best Lead Nomination)
British Shorts In Berlin Festival
Independant Days Film Festival (Winner - Best Lead Actor)
Film Shortage - Daily Pick
'Building Bricks' Screenplay
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 2016
'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