Brendan Bellomo is a multi award winning writer/producer/director and visual effects supervisor for film, commercials and TV.
Brendan got an early start when his high school film, “got nice?” was nominated for a Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco Intl. Film Festival. A few years later, while attending NYU Tisch, he was selected out of 800 students to have his animated short “Dream Sweeper,” screened at Lincoln Center.
During his time at NYU, Mr. Bellomo went on to direct “Bohemibot,” a live action sci-fi short. An ambitious undertaking, the film took over two years to complete with an all volunteer cast and crew of over 200 students and professionals from 11 countries. “Bohemibot” went on to screen at over 30 film festivals and garnered numerous awards including Best Short, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Design and Best Cinematography. In 2009 Mr. Bellomo received the Student Academy Award for Directing.
As a VFX supervisor, Brendan has overseen over 3,000 shots. He supervised the 2012 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner and Best Picture Oscar nominee Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight). Recently The Molecule NYC and LA brought Mr. Bellomo on as VFX Supervisor for special live-action shoots and CGI projects (including NBC’s The Blacklist, HBO’s The Wire, and River Road Entertainment’s Love and Mercy).
Brendan is currently developing a live-action feature with Chris Columbus and 1492 Pictures producing. He recently directed on the Sprint “Cut Your Bill in Half” national campaign for Deutsch LA and "Forged and Fire“ spots for History Channel. Currently he is working personally with Annie Leibovitz on her 8K-video exhibit Women: New Portraits.
His clients include: Lady Gaga, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, HBO, NBC, 1492 Pictures, River Road Entertainment, Samsung, Pepsi, Hershey’s, Sprint, Vanity Fair, Sony, David Bowie, HP, Budweiser, Robert Wilson and Fox Searchlight.
He currently resides in Los Angeles and works internationally.