Brendan Canty

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Brendan Canty is a writer/director from Cork, Ireland. In September 2013 Brendan made a video for a then unknown artist called Hozier for his track, Take Me To Church. The powerfully emotive film went viral and has over 700 million views and two MTV VMA 2015 nominations to date – Best Direction and Best Rock Video. The Irish Times selected him as one of the 50 most creative people in Ireland.

Commercially; he has directed campaigns for the likes of Budweiser, Sky Sports, Lloyd's Bank and Three Mobile. In 2017 he directed his first short film, FOR YOU, which starred Barry Keoghan (DUNKIRK, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER). It won Best Short Film at the Kinsale Sharks, was nominated for an IFTA and in 2019 was awarded a Vimeo Staff Pick.

Last year, he directed a campaign video for the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and only recently he completed his second short film, CHRISTY, which was funded by Screen Ireland.