A native of Ireland and a long time resident of New York City, Brian O'Carroll just completed producing, directing and shooting “Guinness, Made of More". He also produced and photographed ‘Blue Caprice’, which sold to IFC after premiering at Sundance 2013 and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in 2014. Coming from a decade of shooting news, conflict, science, and human condition documentaries, he lenses his work with intelligent insight and uncompromising honesty. With a remarkably personal style, his approach to the craft of filmmaking is both reverent and inventive. His oeuvre includes numerous commercials, music videos, shorts and indie features in the roles of director, cinematographer and sometimes producer. He feels privileged to be a part of the world of cinematic storytelling.
Brian's Feature cinematography work includes:
• “The Yellow Birds” which won best cinematography at Sundance 2017
• “All the Beautiful Things,” a doc/drama feature shot on 35mm which premiered at Sundance 2015
• "Conventioneers", shot in 2004 premiered at Tribeca, and won a Spirit Award in 2005
He was one of the cinematographers for the four-part mini-series docudrama, "The Men Who Built America" in 2012 for The History Channel and the short film, "Angel" in 2011 which won best short film in half of the festivals in which it was accepted, including the prestigious Milano International Film Festival. Brian has been honored by the International Cinematographers' Guild, with an Emerging Cinematographer Award on three separate occasions for "Cherry Bloom", "8 for Infinity", and "Angel" .
He is President and owner of Hi Def New York, HDNY,LLC., a successful full service production company based in NYC for commercial, feature and music video production.
Recent commercial work can be screened here.