Brendan Canty

Brendan Canty has forged his way as one of the most exciting and prolific Irish directors today to watch. His early career enjoyed large success with his video for Hozier’s ‘Take Me to Church’ (which has since surpassed 700 million views on Youtube along with two MTV VMA nominations), since then Brendan has gone on to direct consistently elegant and visually stunning music videos for top international artists. In 2017 Brendan directed ‘For You’ (starring Barry Keoghan) which went on to win a Kinsale Shark and was nominated for an IFTA. In 2019, Brendan premiered his short film – ‘Christy’ – funded through Screen Ireland, which he is currently developing as a feature with BBC Films and Scott Free. Most recently, he directed ‘Atali’l O Le Crezent / Sons of the Crezent,’ which was awarded the Best Cork Short at Cork International Film Festival 2022.