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Brendan Prost is a prolific director, writer, producer, and editor from Calgary, currently based in Toronto. He is best known as the dogged and unabashedly personal young auteur behind four feature films that have screened theatrically across Canada, and are now available everywhere on-demand: Generation Why (2009), Choch (2011), Spaces and Reservations (2014), and Sensitive Parts (2017).
Brendan’s credits also include an eclectic set of short films and music videos, including the improvised comedy Best Friends For Life (Montreal World Film Festival – 2013), the musical drama Getting There (Calgary International Film Festival – 2014), and the wilderness thriller In the Shadow of the Mountain (Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival – 2017). In 2018, his queer character drama Loretta's Flowers, was part of Telefilm Canada's Not Short on Talent showcase at Cannes before premiering at the Edinburgh and Vancouver International Film Festivals, as well as Inside Out in Toronto. In 2019, Brendan directed three new short films, as well as a music video for Nashville-based artist German Error Message. His latest completed short, the lyrical Pacific Northwest drama, Bellingham, will have its World Premiere at the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival.
Brendan’s background as an actor drives his interest in character-driven cinema that radiates with an uncanny sense of sincerity and emotional specificity, grounded by powerful performances and an evocative exploration of setting. Brendan graduated with distinction from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts, and is an alumnus of the Directors’ Lab at the Canadian Film Centre.
When not producing his own film work, Brendan can be found shooting and directing auditions for a number of Toronto’s busiest casting directors, and freelancing as a video editor.