One Billion Views Director Brendan Canty Joins Film Construction.



Signed to Smuggler in New York, Antidote Films In Ireland. And Now Film Construction for Asia Pacific. Brendan’s pretty much got the world at his feet.

Brendan found early success with his music video for Hozier’s - Take Me To Church which has surpassed 1 billion views cumulatively on YouTube, along with two MTV/VMA nominations. Since then Brendan has worked his way to being one of the most exciting and prolific Irish Directors to watch.


Directing a mix of styles from visually stunning music videos for famed international artists including Dermot Kennedy, Saint Sister and Talos. Commercial work for brands such as Budweiser and Failte Ireland. Along with two critically acclaimed short films under his belt.


In 2017 his IFTA-nominated debut short For You starring Barry Keoghan took out a Kinsale Shark and a Vimeo Staff Pick. And in 2019 Brendan’s second short film Christy premiered to rave reviews. It caught the attention of BBC Film, who are currently in development with Brendan on a feature-length version of Christy. Production is slated for mid-2022 in Ireland.


It’s being able to capture small moments with a big heart or a feeling that resonates - Brendan Canty.


Film Construction and Brendan met in the Autumn of 2021. Brendan fresh from an Auckland quarantine hotel here to explore NZ with Kiwi partner, Director Ayla Amano. Conveniently side stepping what was then a hot Covid mess in Ireland.


Having spent a few months sampling Kiwi freedoms, and presently a Kiwi lockdown, Brendan is more than ready to get rolling on some projects down-under.


With his lilting Irish accent, down to earth charisma and a stunning portfolio of work, we are DELIGHTED to add Brendan's directorial skills and whisky recommendations to our filmmaker family.


We can't wait to mix up this Irishman's talent with some Kiwi powerhouse creatives.


Hozier - Take Me To Church