- Brendan Barnes is a young filmmaker from Johannesburg, South Africa. After completing his studies at AFDA Johannesburg in 2010, Brendan quickly starting making waves as a talented, up-and-coming cinematographer.
2011 was a busy year for Brendan. He shot his first feature length film ('Rancid'), a 13 part drama series for the South African national broadcaster ('Erfsondes') as well as numerous commercials and music videos that can be viewed on his website – www.brendanbarnes.com.
Brendan was the South African regional winner of the Kodak Film School Cinematography Competition in 2009 and 2010. In 2011, he was chosen as the worldwide winner of the competition for the 24min short film entitled 'Bomlambo'. In recognition of his achievements, Kodak invited Brendan to showcase the film at the 2011 Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival in France.
'Bomlambo' went on to win 'Best Fantasy Short Film' at the 2011 New York International Film Festival as well as 'Best Film' at the 2010 MNet Edit Awards.
Having already achieved so much in such a short period, Brendan's promising career looks set to blossom in 2012.
• Best Cinematographer - 2009 Kodak Film School Competition (Regional Winner)• Best Cinematographer - 2010 AFDA Film School Awards• Best Cinematographer - 2010 Kodak Film School Competition (Regional Winner)• Best Film - 2010 MNet Edit Awards 'Bomlambo'
• Best Cinematographer - 2011 Kodak Film School Competition (Worldwide Winner)• Bronze Loerie 2011 - ʻThe Simplicity Theoremʼ (Non-Broadcast Video & Film Category)• Bronze Loerie 2011 - ʻBulliesʼ (Student: TV, Cinema & Internet Commercial Category)• Best Fantasy Short - 2011 New York International Film Festival