Nicholas Brennan

New York-based Director

Currently with:
Courageous Studio creating branded content for Great Big Story and CNN

Previously with:
VICE, ABC News and the NYTimes.

Directing for brands like:
American Express, Toyota, Intel, Volvo, JCPenney, Amazon, and Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Working in places like:
Haiti, Iraq, Rwanda, Cuba, and throughout the United States and Europe.

Contact him:
Here or here.



RECENT WORK:


Title: Mama
Project: Short Doc about a traditional birth attendant in Uganda
Release Date: November 2017
Runtime: HD / 7 minutes
Credit: Director
Publisher: Courageous Studio




Title: Shaman of Graffiti
Project: Two-Part series on bilingual culture across the United States
Release Date: October 2017
Runtime: HD / 2x 2 minutes
Credit: Director
Publisher: Great Big Historias
Client: Toyota
Agency: Conill




Title: Great (Forgotten) Flood
Project: Three-Part series about flood recovery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Release Date: September 2017
Runtime: HD/ 3x 4 minutes
Credit: Director
Publisher: CNN
Client: ServPro
Agency: Buntin




Title: Racing the Sun
Project: Live 360-Video campaign across the United States during the 2017 Solar Eclipse
Release Date: August 2017
Runtime: VR / 120 minutes
Credit: Live Director
Publisher: CNN
Client: Volvo
Agency: Grey




Title: Incredible Machines
Project: Short video about innovations in the fight against cancer
Release Date: July 2017
Runtime: HD / 2 minutes
Credit: Director
Publisher: CNN
Client: Memorial Sloan Kettering
Agency: Media Storm




Title: A New Uniform
Project: Four-part series about mentorship
Release Date: March 2017
Runtime: HD / 4x 4 minutes
Credit: Director
Publisher: Great Big Story
Client: JCPenney / Michael Strahan Collection
Agency: OMD




Title: Psychology of Change
Project: Short experiential film celebrating small business owners
Release Date: January 2017
Runtime: 4 minutes
Credit: Director
Publisher: CNNMoney
Client: American Express
Agency: DigitasLBi




Title: That Time Hitler Took Over a Beer Hall and Almost Died
Project: Animation for the second season of Amazon’s Man in the High Castle
Release Date: October 2016
Runtime: HD / 2 minutes
Credit: Director
Publisher: CNN
Client: Amazon / Man in the High Castle Agency: Initiative




Title: Fighting for Better
Project: Series about a diverse community in rural Kansas
Release Date: September 2016
Runtime: HD / 6x 4 minutes
Credit: Director
Publisher: Great Big Story
Client: Modelo
Agency: Ogilvy
Awards: Grand Prix / Best Non-Fiction Series, Ad Week’s ARC Awards 2017




Title: The Scientist and The Magician
Project: Short doc about legendary musician Lee Scratch Perry
Release Date: July 2016
Runtime: 16mm & HD / 4x 4 minutes
Credit: Director, Editor
Publisher: Great Big Story
Client: Intel
Agency: Content Collective




Title: WINNERS: Winners Who Changed The Way Campaigns Are Won
Project: TV spot promoting IFC’s Documentary Now series
Release Date: August 2017
Runtime: HD / 3 minutes
Credit: Writer, Director
Publisher: CNNPolitics
Client: IFC
Agency: Fallon