NICHOLAS
BRENNAN

Documentary & Commercial Director

Currently Directing with:
Courageous Studio for CNN and Great Big Story.

Previously with:
VICE, ABC News and the NYTimes.

Working with brands like:
BMW, American Express, Microsoft, GE, Intel, Volvo, Boeing, Hulu, and Amazon.

Contact me:
Here or here.


RECENT WORK:


Title: Los Últimos Frikis
Project: Feature-length documentary film about Cuba’s legendary heavy metal band ZEUS and their three-decade fight to be heard.
Release Date: November 2019
Credit: Director



Title: Queer City: A CNN Experience
Project: Pop-up exhibition for World Pride telling New York’s queer history through the personal objects of those who lived and loved in each decade from the 1940s through today.
Release Date: June 2019
Credit: Co-Director and Curator



Title: The Joy of What’s Next
Project: 5-part broadcast series for BMW exploring their global story of innovation. Hosted by correspondent Mariana Van Zeller.
Release Date: October 2019
Credit: Director
Publisher: CNN
Client: BMW
Agency: UM



Title: MAMA
Project: Short Documentary about a traditional birth attendant in Uganda
Release Date: November 2017
Credit: Director
Publisher: Courageous Studio



Title: The Power Bureau
Project: Global series about the changing state of power around the world. Filmed in Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE. Hosted by correspondent Mikey Kay.
Release Date: January 2019
Credit: Director
Publisher: CNN International
Client: GE
Agency: Giant Spoon



Title: Light in the Dark
Project: Short documentary about a community recovering without power in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria
Release Date: August 2018
Credit: Director
Publisher: CNN
Client: Western Union



Title: Shaman of Graffiti
Project: Short documentary series on bilingual creative culture across the United States
Release Date: October 2017
Credit: Director
Publisher: Great Big Historias
Client: Toyota
Agency: Conill



Title: The Great (Forgotten) Flood
Project: Three-part series about flood recovery in the communities around Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Release Date: September 2017
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
Credit: Live Director
Publisher: CNN
Client: Volvo
Agency: Grey



Title: Incredible Machines
Project: Short film about the latest innovations in the fight against cancer at one of the world’s foremost research hospitals
Release Date: July 2017
Credit: Director
Publisher: CNN
Client: Memorial Sloan Kettering
Agency: Media Storm



Title: A New Uniform
Project: Four-part series taking a different approach to business mentorship
Release Date: March 2017
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
Credit: Director
Publisher: CNNMoney
Client: American Express
Agency: DigitasLBi



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



Title: Fighting for Better
Project: Six-part series about a community in rural Kansas made stronger by their diversity
Release Date: September 2016
Credit: Director
Publisher: Great Big Story
Client: Modelo
Agency: Ogilvy



Title: The Scientist and The Magician
Project: Short documentary about legendary musician Lee Scratch Perry
Release Date: July 2016
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
Credit: Writer, Director
Publisher: CNNPolitics
Client: IFC
Agency: Fallon


For more work, contact me here.