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.

Awards include:
Cannes Lion (Silver), Edward R Murrow Award for News Innovation, Webby, Shorties, Grand ARC, Digiday, and The Internationalist.

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.



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.



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.



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.



Title: Light in the Dark
Project: Short documentary about a community in Puerto Rico recovering in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria



Title: The Looming Tower
Project: Interactive campaign and research project exploring what went wrong before and after the 9/11 attacks.



Title: MAMA
Project: Short Documentary about a traditional birth attendant in Uganda



Title: Shaman of Graffiti
Project: Short documentary series on bilingual creative culture across the United States



Title: The Great (Forgotten) Flood
Project: Three-part series about flood recovery in the communities around Baton Rouge, Louisiana



Title: Racing the Sun
Project: Live 360-Video campaign across the United States during the 2017 Solar Eclipse


Title: A New Uniform
Project: Four-part series about mentorship with Michael Strahan’s fashion collection



Title: Psychology of Change
Project: Experiential film celebrating small business owners



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



Title: Fighting for Better
Project: Six-part series about a community in rural Kansas made stronger by their diversity



Title: The Scientist and The Magician
Project: Short documentary about legendary musician Lee Scratch Perry



Title: WINNERS: Winners Who Changed The Way Campaigns Are Won
Project: TV spot promoting IFC’s “Documentary Now” series


For more work, please contact me here.