Filmmakers | Crew | Production Team
Writer | Director | Cinematographer | Camera Operator | Producer
A man of few words, but the few words he speaks are clear, precise, and have much meaning. Brendan is a master behind the camera and is a place he enjoys.
Brendan has been into video and film for many years and photography even longer; his passion is shared by his wife Barbara Brooks — Executive Producer for TODAY — both of them capture moments in time of the family [Justus Brooks — Assistant Camera; Lola Ann Brooks — Co-writer for the song TODAY] and frame them on the walls of their home — it is a wonderful thing to see such love and caring when visiting the Brooks Family.
Brendan wrote, directed, and captured his first short film "The Desert" about two contract killers out in the desert back in 2008 for CFAA's film contest. In 2009 Brendan met with Gerald Martin Davenport and Jim Heck at the Sierra Mousetrap Mac User Group in Nevada City, California and realized they had the same interests, so in 2010, when Gerald's story "THE GOLdEN TREE" was selected in the Access Sacramento's "A Place Called Sacramento" screen contest they collaborated on the production with Brendan as the Cinematographer and Camera Operator — one whole day was Brendan on the steadi-cam, and Brendan was Co-Director and Co-Camera with Gerald on "Treasure Chest of South Sacramento" by Guy Pace.
2011 put the threesome together again for Gerald's film "the WATERING hole" with Brendan as the cinematographer and camera operator and Jim Heck as second camera operator; the three also worked on "BUDDIES" by Judith Plank; both stories were selected for "A Place Called Sacramento" contest with the WATERING hole winning the Producer's Choice award and Buddies coming in a very close second.
Brendan has worked with Jim Heck and Gerald Martin Davenport on many other projects and films, and recently he has been working with Mark Triolo — Camera Operator on TODAY — doing various video productions. Today was a special story to him and he is grateful for everyone's participation, support, and help in the making of the film. "Directing takes a different kind of person. I loved doing it, but it is stressful and nerve wracking. I think I'll just stay behind the camera next time."