Film & TV Producer-Director, Podcaster
BRENDAN DAVIS is a writer-director-producer working internationally in film & TV and a cross-border speaker, podcaster, and consultant.
He began his entertainment career in Atlanta in 1990, moved to Los Angeles in 2002, and has been co-located in Beijing and Los Angeles since 2013. Davis has been a producer on films premiering, competing, or winning at Sundance ("Metamorphosis", 2016; Sundance HK), Toronto (DEADGIRL, 2008; BORN TO DANCE, 2015), Berlin (BORN TO DANCE, 2016) and other top festivals.
In 2013 Davis produced the first Los Angeles-based season of Chinese TV hit "Jia Pian You Yue", featuring Stan Lee, Justin Lin, M. Night Shyamalan, Sean Astin, and others. He is a former Producing faculty member at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, served a year as Chairman of Adamas Film International in Beijing, has guest lectured at the Beijing Film Academy, and made appearances on CGTN's "Culture Express" discussing the intersection between China and Hollywood.
Davis is currently in development on Paris-based feature film MY FAVORITE SEASON with filmmaker Larry Sullivan through their company International Troublemakers, on New Zealand-based features DEAR MARY ANNE and SOUTHERN HAWK with local partners, and he served as writer-producer-editor (culling through 120+ hours of footage over 4 years to arrive at final cut) on the just-completed feature doc CRAZYHOT alongside filmmaker Eric Raine.
In addition to his film efforts, Davis created, produced and hosted the popular China podcast “Big Fish in the Middle Kingdom", co-created "How China Works" with Yingying Li, and launched a NEW show, “If I Knew You Better”, on March 29, 2019.