Brian is educated and skilled in both the camera and editing department. He is a native of Westport, Co.Mayo and received a BA: Hons Degree in Media: Theory and Production in Paisley University, Glasgow, Scotland. He has completed a lighting for feature films workshop with Mo Flam under the National Talent Academy.
In 2021, Brian set up his own film production company, Western Front Studios. In the same year received a Leader grant, which aided him in investing in cinematic equipment with the aim of attracting bigger productions to the West of Ireland.
He worked as the Second Unit Cinematographer on Director Alan Friels film Woken, produced by John McDonnell, Fantastic Films (2022).
Brian worked as 1st AC on many projects with award winning Cinematographer Naryan Van Maele. He Focus Pulled on the IFTA nominated films – Cuinais(2020) and Harvest(2021) for Director Tristan Heanue.
Brian has since moved into the role of Cinematographer. He has just finished shooting a South Dublin CoCo funded short film “Picture Day” for Director / Writer Jason Branagan, starring Fiona O’Carroll.
His short film Bruise (2022), Directed by Mo O’Connell, has won Best Director and got an honourable mention from Oscar nominated cinematographer Seamus McGarvey for Brian’s cinematography at Louth Film Festival 2022. Brian also got nominated for Best Cinematographer at the Richard Harris Film Festival 2022. He has won Best Cinematographer at Canadian Cinematography Awards (CaCA) and European Cinematography Awards (ECA). Was also a finalist for Best Cinematographer in the New York Cinematography Awards (NYCA).
Bruise received an honourable mention at Dingle International Film Festival 2022 and Sandbar International Film Festival 2022.
Brian has since been DOP of two short film projects: “Call Me Nancy” shot in Dingle in (2022) starring Ally Ni Chiaran and Donncha Crowley. “Barry Versus the Binman”
As the inaugural co winner of the Westmeath Film Bursary he completed Principal photography in January 2023 for the short film Barry Versus the Binman starring John Conors and Graham Earley. Both films are hoping to Premiere at Galway Film Fleadh 2023.