Brendan McCallion is a 27 year old director from Co. Donegal, Ireland. He is a graduate from the National Film School at IADT, where he studied directing for his major. His graduation film Backwater premiered at the 2018 Galway Film Fleadh. Since then, it has gone on to win the Royal Television Society Award for best drama, as well receive a special mention at the Film Fleadh itself. Brendan also received the Northern Exposure Award at the Disappear Here Film Festival and the bursary prize from the Donegal Film Office.
Prior to attending IADT, Brendan spent a couple of years at NWRC Derry, where he made a short film called A Soldier's Voice. It premiered at the 2015 Dingle Film Festival, and won Best Drama at the 2015 Limerick Film Festival. It also one best drama at the Ulster Media Awards in Belfast. The film was selected as part of BBC Northern Ireland’s The Arts Show in 2015, where it made it’s online debut.
Filmmaking has always been an important part of Brendan’s life ever since he was a kid. He intends to keep making films that tell deep and meaningful stories, but also branching out into more areas like commercials and music videos, hoping to build a trustworthy group of clients over the coming months.