Brendan Canty has forged his way as one the most exciting and prolific Irish directors to watch. He found early success with his music video for Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” (which has since surpassed 400m+ views on YouTube along with two MTV VMA nominations), and has gone on to direct elegant and visually stunning music videos and commercials for top international artists, including Dermot Kennedy, Saint Sister and Talos among others, and preeminent brands. Brendan’s debut short film “For You” starring Barry Keoghan went on to win a Kinsale Shark and was nominated for an IFTA and Brendan’s second short film “Christy”, funded through Screen Ireland, premiered to universal critical acclaim. He’s currently developing the short into a feature to shoot later this year.
Brendan Canty is a breath of fresh air and a reminder why we do what we do. He’s a natural storyteller and innately adventuresome soul. He’s at home in any room or situation, comfortable in his own skin, always commanding an audience. There’s a magical quality to his work that finds metaphysical and spiritual beauty in nature and the human experience. He captures a sensitivity and truth in his work, through characters that are hyper specific but universally relatable.