Brendan is a writer, producer and director of independent feature films, distributed by Sony, Lionsgate and others.
His first feature film in 2005, Action-drama Johnny Was (Sony), starred Vinnie Jones, Patrick Bergin, Roger Daltrey, Eriq LaSalle and Lennox Lewis. It told the story of the world’s least safe ‘safe house’ in London. He wrote and produced the film and also directed sound post and music, with cult reggae DJ Adrian Sherwood. It won seven film festivals as Best Feature or Audience Award.
His next feature, as writer-producer-director was a thriller with a supernatural twist. The Riddle (Image Entertainment) had one of the largest circulations in indie film history, 2.6 million DVDs courtesy of a unique deal with Britain’s largest circulation newspaper. It starred Sir Derek Jacobi and featured Vanessa Redgrave, along with Vinnie Jones.
Brendan then directed TV movie Legend of the Bog (Lionsgate), a horror satire starring Titanic’s Jason Barry and Nora-Jane Noone, about a body preserved for centuries in an Irish peat bog, dug up and dumped by greedy property developers.
Future features in active development or pre-production include Soldier Bear, with FilmPolska in Poland, the story of the only brown bear who fought in WWII in the North African and Italian campaigns.
Another feature, The Warrior, a Chinese-UK coming of age story is currently casting, written and produced by Brendan with Gavin James for T&B Thailand.
A script developed with IDM film fund in South Tyrol and NI Screen is Ice Men, a time-shift story about Otzi the Ice Man, the 6,000 year old warrior found preserved in the ice of the Alps.
Brendan produces through The Proper Picture Co, with Ned Dowd and Gavin James.