Brendan is a passionate filmmaker and director. His talents are in the technical fields of filmmaking, from directing to cinematography. His extensive technical background contributes to his original and collaborative works, which are known for their visually pleasing plots and alluring sequences.
Born and raised in New Jersey, he was inspired by movies at a young age. Stanley Kubrick, Terrence Malick, and Peter Jackson captivated him, and in turn, he knew he wanted to be a filmmaker.
When Brendan turned 16, he moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he continued to hone his craft. During his high school years he worked to perfect his lighting and camera work skills, and more importantly, he begun to pursue the role of director. His debut short film "The Door Kept Shut" was released in 2013, followed by his next short, the dark comedy, "Written by Quincy O'Neal."
Name: Brendan J. Sweeney
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Kept Shut Productions
Occupation: Cinematographer, Director, Producer and Screenwriter
Kiss Me Goodbye
Film by Kept Shut Productions (Drama, Thriller and Short) Producer, Writer, Director Horror and alienation surround the courtroom of the State, where the man it believes is the last leader of an underground religion faces judgment and death.
Film (Action) Camera and Electrical Department With bankruptcy threatening the family auto repair business, a retired car chopper picks up one last job to provide for his family.
The Door Kept Shut
Film by Kept Shut Productions (Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller and 1 More) Producer, Writer, Director A journalist and her crew visit the Ware residence to interview the delusional Steven Ware. She weaves through Steven's shattered mind as he relives his traumatizing experience in what was supposed to be an ordinary father-son backpacking trip. Steven's tale quickly unravels into something much more sinister. Written by Brendan Sweeney
Written by Quincy O'Neal
Film (Comedy, Thriller and Short) Producer, Director A talentless author submerges himself within a deranged literary world. He has an unnatural talent at being in the right spot at the right time when an author dies. An opportunist, he profits from the authors' deaths by stealing their unfinished works and passing them off as his own. He soon begins to question his choices while trying to find a sense of balance between his thievery and conscience. Written by Zack Eritz
A Beautiful World
Film (Comedy, Drama and Short) Producer, Director, Writer An alternate world like Utopia where no one ever gets mad. A place with no fights, crime, disagreements. In the middle of this world one man doesn't understand it as he is the only man that ever gets mad. With his final hours on hand he tries everything he can to get anger pulled from the hearts of these living zombie like beings that inhabit the nightmare he lives in. Written by Anonymous
Pittsburgh Filmmakers Center for the Arts
Fort Cherry High School