Brendan began his filmmaking career armed with a Super 8 camera and a burning desire to shoot film. He also had a brief stint as a child actor, which included a small role in the Oz movie classic “Mad Max”. Ultimately his real passion lay behind the camera.
Brendan graduated from the Australian Film Television and Radio School majoring in cinematography and film direction. His graduation film, “Wild Planet” (1989) went on to win a number of local and international awards and launched Brendan into a diverse filmmaking career which saw him working as cinematographer and editor on an array of award winning films, music videos and tvcs, which then evolved into a successful career as a director working in film, television and commercials.
Brendan combines his work as a TVC director with various filmmaking projects and television documentaries including directing 2 episodes of the Southern Pictures/ABC TV series "Family Confidential" (2014). Writing and directing the AFI/ACTAA award winning documentary for ABC TV Arts & Entertainment, “You Only Live Twice – The Incredibly True Story of The Hughes Family” (2010) His other broadcast documentary credits include: “The Two Donnies" – The Two Of Us” (SBS Independent, 2006); ”Love and Anarchy - The Wild Wild World Of Jaime Leonarder” (SBS, 2002) And "Conspiracy" for the 10 Network (1997). His relationship comedy short film, “Three Chords And A Wardrobe” (1998) was a hit on the international festival circuit including being voted “Best Australian short film” at the 1998 Sydney Film Festival.
Recently Brendan has been dividing his time working as a freelance tvc director in both Australia and throughout South-East Asia working with clients in Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, while developing a number of feature film and television projects.