Hello, my name is Brendan and I’m a filmmaker living in London.
I specialise in making video essays and explainers and have produced short films for the New York Times, BBC Ideas, the Financial Times, and the fact-checking organisation Full Fact.
I am the co-creator of the popular BBC Three series Things Not to Say, which uses humour to challenge the ideas and stereotypes people have about different groups. The series is very popular and has been viewed tens of millions of times on YouTube and Facebook. The series is still running (as of 2019) and has won a number of awards, including a Broadcast Digital Award and a Mind Media Award in 2017. (More details about my work on social media video formats here)
Before making films I worked in politics and current affairs television. I was the series-producer of a debate show on BBC Three called Free Speech from 2014-15, and spent three years as the Westminster producer on Question Time, the UK's most-watched politics programme. I have also worked in political drama (Politician's Husband on BBC Two, Miliband of Brothers on More4) and political comedy (10 O' Clock Live on Channel 4).
You can find me on Twitter and Instagram but the best way to hear about my work is to sign up to my email list. The films I make take some time so the emails are not frequent, but it's better than relying on the fickle algorithms of social media.
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