Nicholas Brennan

Documentary & Branded Filmmaker

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

Previously with:
VICE, ABC News and the NYTimes.

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

Contact him:
Here or here.



RECENT WORK:


Title: Queer City: A CNN Experience
Project: One-day museum exhibit 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: Power Bureau
Project: Global series about the changing state of power. Filmed in Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE.
Release Date: January 2019
Credit: Director
Publisher: CNN International
Client: GE
Agency: Giant Spoon




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