Brett studies cinema voraciously, and has read the works of Robert McKee, Largos Egri, Syd Fields and many others as well as attending Jack Walzer's method acting workshops, and Dov Sieman's Filmmaking course in London. He has recently studies BBC's Maestro writing for television by Jed Mercurio. He attended the New York Film Academy's intensive hands on filmmakers course in LA writing, shooting, and editing four short films during this period. Since then, and while living in Ireland, the UK, and South Africa he has created a network in the industry. Brett has written several feature film spec scripts, and episodes for two exciting television series.
With his partner Gillian O'Donoghue, he co penned their feature film, RARE BL0OD set in the beautiful KZN midlands. With a dynamic creative team and A list South African cast they shot and delivered Rare Blood. The film was delivered March 2020, premiered in the KZN Midlands South Africa, and was launched on Amazon.
Brett and Gillian's production company, Dreamlands Film and Media has offices in South Africa and UK. Dreamlands has several feature film projects in various stages of development. They are also developing a high concept television series. Brett and Gillian are working with Austrian Producer David Wurawa on the exciting South African film The Man in the Mirror which, covid dependent, will commence principal photography mid 2021, a psychological drama The Wake set in 1970's Ireland, a Dark Portal a high end horror feature.