Brendan Canty has forged his way as one the most exciting and prolific Irish directors. He found early success with his music video for Hozier’s “Take Me to Church”, which has since surpassed 700m+ views on YouTube along with two MTV VMA nominations. Brendan has gone on to direct elegant and visually stunning music videos and commercials for top international artists including Dermont Kennedy, Saint Sister and Talos among others, and a range of prominent brands.
A natural storyteller and adventurous soul, Brendan captures a sensitivity and truth that shines through in his films. His debut short film “For You” starring Barry Keoghan went on to win a Kinsale Shark, a Vimeo Staff Pick and was nominated for an IFTA. Brendan’s second short film “Christy” premiered to critical acclaim in 2019, to which he is now developing into a feature with BBC Films.
Brendan is currently residing in Auckland, NZ.