Brendan Leahy is a filmmaker, video artist, and educator.
His creative work has been featured in many film festivals, galleries, and screenings including the St. Louis International Film Festival, the Soap Factory gallery, and the Tweed Museum of Art. Production credits include work as, producer, director, DP, and editor.
Brendan received his MFA in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) with focus in video production, and a BA in Film and Video from Columbia College Chicago with a concentration in directing. He worked with a variety of artists and performers at the Missouri Botanical Garden producing videos for the popular Japanese Festival and annual Whitaker Music Festival. Brendan also directed several projects for the University of Minnesota, showcasing scholars, artists, and newsmakers such as former vice president Walter Mondale and the pioneering punk rock group The Suicide Commandos. He received special recognition from The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts as winner of the Dream Sequences filmmaking competition for his experimental short film, “The Tower”– produced in conjunction with the foundation’s Dreamscapes exhibition. Brendan has over 12 years of experience teaching filmmaking and media production at the University level.