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About the Filmmaker
Brendan is a UK MVA nominated, award-winning writer and director. He 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. He has directed over 30 music videos. In 2016, he 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.
Brendan 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. The film 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 recognized). 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. 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.
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Writing Exercise: Free write about this question as it relates to your own personal experience:
- “Distance grows the heart fonder? Or more fragile, lonely, and strange?”
- We’ve all experienced a separation from someone close to us, but how have we dealt with the loss both publicly and privately? Give yourself 10 to 15 minutes to write about an experience, careful to note details about your inner dialogue and feelings, while also trying to imagine how you appeared to everyone else.
- Then, write a final paragraph contemplating what you might say to that person if you could see them today.
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