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Bryn Chainey

Writer/Director

Bryn was born in London before moving to Brisbane as a teenager. He trained on a scholarship at the Australian Acting Academy to then become an acting coach at the school, directing over 50 short stageplays and films over three years.

 

From 2004-2006 he attended the Griffith Film School, focusing on his writing and directing. His graduation short film, ‘Film for the Boxed’, a sci-fi coming-of-age story, won multiple awards.

 

In 2009 he attended the Berlinale Talent Campus where his short screenplay ‘Jonah and the Vicarious Nature of Homesickness’ was shortlisted for the Berlin Today Award emerging director’s prize. The film is an absurdist sci-fi comedy-drama, produced by Anna Wendt Filmproduktion. The culmination of this success was winning the Berlin Today Award at the 2010 Berlinale, from a jury led by Stephen Daldry.

 

Bryn’s next short, ‘Moritz and the Woodwose’, a fantasy drama, premiered at the 2013 Warsaw Film Festival and was one of six shorts chosen for the Teen Spirit section of the 2014 Edinburgh International Film Festival. It has screened in over 50 festivals.

 

Bryn has also directed music videos for artists including Jonathan Jeremiah, Fenster, and Aloa Input. His video for ‘Legacy’ by Danish band Alcoholic Faith Mission was featured by Future Shorts and screened in over 60 international film festivals, winning multiple awards.

Credits

CURRENT
Production (role):
NOTHING ELSE MATTRESS
Company:
Revlover
Project details:
Writer/Director

Original screenplay
SHORT FILM
Production (role):
MORITZ AND THE WOODWOSE
Project details:
Fantasy Drama

Best Short Film - Full Moon Horror & Fantasy Film Festival, Romania

Best Short Film - San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, USA

Cluj Shorts Trophy - Cluj Shorts International Short Film Festival, Romania

Jury Prize - Kontrast Film Festival Bayreuth, Germany

Best Film - Video/Film Tage Koblenz, Germany

Special Mention of the Youth Jury- Brest European Short Film Festival, France

Special Mention of the Jury - Granada International Film Festival, Spain
Production (role):
JONAH AND THE VICARIOUS NATURE OF HOMESICKNESS
Company:
Anna Wendt Filmproduktion
Project details:
Short Screenplay

Absurdist sci-fi comedy-drama

Winner of Berlin Today Award at 2010 Berlinale (Jury led by Stepan Daldry)

Shortlisted for the Berlin Today Award Emerging Director's Prize
Production (role):
FILM FOR THE BOXED
Company:
Griffith Film School Graduation Film
Project details:
Sci-Fi coming-of-age story

BeTV Award - Brussels International Fantasy Film Festival, Belgium

Best Director - Queensland New Filmmakers Awards, Australia

2nd Prize - Next Reel International Student Film Festival, Singapore

3rd Prize - Wodz International Mediaschool Festival, Poland

Audience Award - Beijing Film Academy Student Film Festival, China

Best Screenplay, Best VFX, Best Sound, Best Cinematography - Griffith Film School Awards, Australia
MUSIC VIDEO
Production (role):
ALCOHOLIC FAITH MISSION "Legacy"
Project details:
Featured in Future Shorts

Screened at over 60 international film festivals

Best Music Video - Sehsüchte International Film Festival, Germany

Best Music Video - Low & No Budget Short Film Festival, Germany

20 min max Award - 20 min max Short Film Festival, Germany

Frequenze in Corto Award - Corti da Sogni International Short Film Festival, Italy

2nd Prize - 20th Greifswald Short Film Festival, Germany

Audience Award - Videonale, Germany

Special Mention of the Jury - Rome Independent Film Festival, Italy

Special Mention of the Jury - Clare Valley Film Festival, Australia

Highly Commended - Magma Short Film Festival, New Zealand
SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS
TRAINING AND RESIDENCY PROGRAMMES:

Torino Film Lab Script&Pitch, Belgium, France, Italy 2014

Zürich Film Festival Master Class, Switzerland 2013

Generation Campus Script Lab, Russia 2013

Artist-in-residence, Genau! Sardinia, Italy & Germany 2012

Guest speaker, Amandus Youth Film Festival, Norway 2011

Apulia Film Commission Puglia Experience Script Lab, Italy 2011

Nipkow Programm, Germany 2011

Locarno Summer Academy, Switzerland 2010

Berlinale Talent Campus, Germany 2009

Artist-in-residence, Culturia, Germany 2008

Bachelor of Film Production, Griffith Film School, Australia 2006

Masterclass, Queensland Actors Playhouse, Australia 2005

Masterclass, Australian Acting Academy, Australia 2003

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): NOTHING ELSE MATTRESS
    Company: Revlover
    Project details: Writer/Director

    Original screenplay
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): MORITZ AND THE WOODWOSE
    Company:
    Project details: Fantasy Drama

    Best Short Film - Full Moon Horror & Fantasy Film Festival, Romania

    Best Short Film - San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, USA

    Cluj Shorts Trophy - Cluj Shorts International Short Film Festival, Romania

    Jury Prize - Kontrast Film Festival Bayreuth, Germany

    Best Film - Video/Film Tage Koblenz, Germany

    Special Mention of the Youth Jury- Brest European Short Film Festival, France

    Special Mention of the Jury - Granada International Film Festival, Spain
  • Production (role): JONAH AND THE VICARIOUS NATURE OF HOMESICKNESS
    Company: Anna Wendt Filmproduktion
    Project details: Short Screenplay

    Absurdist sci-fi comedy-drama

    Winner of Berlin Today Award at 2010 Berlinale (Jury led by Stepan Daldry)

    Shortlisted for the Berlin Today Award Emerging Director's Prize
  • Production (role): FILM FOR THE BOXED
    Company: Griffith Film School Graduation Film
    Project details: Sci-Fi coming-of-age story

    BeTV Award - Brussels International Fantasy Film Festival, Belgium

    Best Director - Queensland New Filmmakers Awards, Australia

    2nd Prize - Next Reel International Student Film Festival, Singapore

    3rd Prize - Wodz International Mediaschool Festival, Poland

    Audience Award - Beijing Film Academy Student Film Festival, China

    Best Screenplay, Best VFX, Best Sound, Best Cinematography - Griffith Film School Awards, Australia
  • Production (role)
    Project details
  • Production (role): ALCOHOLIC FAITH MISSION "Legacy"
    Project details: Featured in Future Shorts

    Screened at over 60 international film festivals

    Best Music Video - Sehsüchte International Film Festival, Germany

    Best Music Video - Low & No Budget Short Film Festival, Germany

    20 min max Award - 20 min max Short Film Festival, Germany

    Frequenze in Corto Award - Corti da Sogni International Short Film Festival, Italy

    2nd Prize - 20th Greifswald Short Film Festival, Germany

    Audience Award - Videonale, Germany

    Special Mention of the Jury - Rome Independent Film Festival, Italy

    Special Mention of the Jury - Clare Valley Film Festival, Australia

    Highly Commended - Magma Short Film Festival, New Zealand
  • TRAINING AND RESIDENCY PROGRAMMES:

    Torino Film Lab Script&Pitch, Belgium, France, Italy 2014

    Zürich Film Festival Master Class, Switzerland 2013

    Generation Campus Script Lab, Russia 2013

    Artist-in-residence, Genau! Sardinia, Italy & Germany 2012

    Guest speaker, Amandus Youth Film Festival, Norway 2011

    Apulia Film Commission Puglia Experience Script Lab, Italy 2011

    Nipkow Programm, Germany 2011

    Locarno Summer Academy, Switzerland 2010

    Berlinale Talent Campus, Germany 2009

    Artist-in-residence, Culturia, Germany 2008

    Bachelor of Film Production, Griffith Film School, Australia 2006

    Masterclass, Queensland Actors Playhouse, Australia 2005

    Masterclass, Australian Acting Academy, Australia 2003
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