Brian Durcan – Cinematographer / Producer
In 2021, Brian set up his own film production company, Western Front Studios. In the same year Western Front Studio received a Leader grant, which aided them in investing in cinematic equipment with the aim of attracting bigger productions to the West of Ireland. Brian has worked with corporate clients including, Allergan, The Irish Soda Bread Way, Wyatt Hotel, Advertiser, Airfield Estate, Delphi Resort, Anokah Learning, Mindspace.
Brian is a skilled and talented cinematographer. His short film Bruise has received a lot of acclaim
and an honorable mention from Seamus McGarvey for his cinematography at Louth Film Festival 2022. It also got nominated for best Cinematography at the Richard Harris Film Festival 2022. He won the Best Cinematographer at the European Cinematography Awards, Canadian Cinematography Awards and was a finalist in the New York Cinematography awards.
Brian has worked as a 1st assistant cameraman for many years, in commercials and film. Two short films that he focus pulled and was assistant cameraman on were nominated for IFTAS – Cuinais(2020) and Harvest(2021).
Brian was the cinematographer and produced “Call Me Nancy” for Director Seamus Hughes starring Ally Ni Chiarain and Donnacha Crowley.
Western Front Studios received the inaugural Westmeath Film Bursary and Brian has just finished Principle Photography on the short film “Barry versus the Binman” for Director Craig Moore, starring John Connors and Graham Earley.
Here is a portfolio of the work he has done to date, followed by his Camera Kit.
2023 Woken, Dir: Alan Friel / Fantastic Films – Second Unit – Pickups and EPK – DOP.
2023 Barry V the Binman, Dir: Craig Moore – DOP / Producer (pre production -Westmeath Film Bursary
2023 Call Me Nancy, Dir: Seamus Hughes – DOP
2022 Bruise, Dir: Mo O’Connell – Producer + DOP + Editor
2020 Be Positive – Writer, Director, Producer, Editor.
2019 Ms. In-Between – Writer, Director, Producer, Editor.
2022 Grace: The Light is Endless, Artist: Trainroom.Producer + DOP
2022 The Soda Bread Way, Website Video, DOP + Producer (in production)
2022 The Wyatt Hotel, Website Video, DOP + Producer
2021 Wild Atlantic Way, DOP + Producer / Dir Alan Friel
2023 Woken Dir: Alan Friel – Second Unit Camera.
2021 My Sailor my Love, Dir: Claus Harrow / DoP: Robert Nordstrom – Assistant Camera
2020 It Is In Us All, Dir: Antonia Campbell Hughes / DoP: Piers McGrail – Grip
2023 The Life of Lester Winks – 1st AC / Focus Puller
2023 Tara Hill – 1st AC / Focus Puller
2022 Harvest – 1st AC / Focus Puller
2022 The People there to Catch Us – 1st AC / Focus Puller
2019 Last Call – 1st AC/ Focus Puller.
2019 Ciunás – 1st AC / Focus Puller.
2018 Rapacious – 1st AC / Focus Puller
2018 A Break in the Clouds – 1st A/C / Focus Puller
2018 Around Here – Camera Operator and Drone Operator
2017 Hexing – 1st AC
2017 Sanctuary – Drone operator, 2nd Unit Camera and EPK
2017 Wildfire Nights – Cinematographer
2017 Unfaithful – Writer Director Producer
2017 Soulsmith – 2nd AC
2022 Disconnect – 4 episodes -RTE Production, Dir: Andrew Ascough – 1st AC / Focus Puller
• 2020 Holy Trouble Christian Cohle, Dir: Tristan Heanue – Clapper loader / Assistant Cameraman
2020 Christian Cohle, Wallfolwer – 1st AC
2020 Isacc Nelson, Truth, 1st AC / Focus Puller
2020 Isacc Nelson, Mood Fades, 1st AC / Focus Puller
2019 Cristain Cohle, Breathe Editor, 1st AC / Focus Puller
2019 Sibéal, Mise Eire, 1st AC / Focus Puller
CORPORATE FILMS / VIDEOS
2022 The Galway Vitners Campaign, Dir: Emma Eliza- Producer / Cinematographer
2021 Wild Atlantic Way, Cinematographer /Producer
2020 Littlewoods Ireland, championship – 1st AC /Focus Puller.
2020 Blue Teapot Theatre company, Promo Galway
2020 DOP / Editor.
2020 Littlewoods, Awesome Vintage – DIT / 2nd AC
2020 Littlewoods, Style Meets Substance – DIT / 2nd AC
2019 Connacht The Cause (Connacht Rugby) – AC / Focus Puller
2018 Volkswagen 70 – 1st AC / Focus Puller
2017 Eir GAA Great Plays / Cillian O Connor – 1st AC / Focus Puller
2017 Eir GAA Great Plays / Fionn Fitzgerald – 1st AC/ Focus Puller
CINEMA KIT LIST 2023
– Kinefinity Mavo Edge 8k Full Frame Cinema Camera – Canon C100
– Sony a7s Mark ii
– GoPro Max 360
– GoPro Hero 7
– Zeiss CP3 Prime Lenses– 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm. – Rokinon Lenses – 24mm, 35mm, 85mm, 100mm – Sony G FE 4 28mm- 135mm – Canon 50mm EF 1.2 L USM
– Sirui – Anamorphic 35mm, 50mm (E-Mount)
– Letus 35 Anamorph-x Medium Flare Lens Adapter
– NiSi Filters – .3, .6, .9, 1.5
ACESSORIES FOR “A” CAMERA – KINEFINITY
– Kameleon OLED EVF
– 4 X KineMag 1TB
– 8 x V-Lock Batteries
– Tilta MB-T04 4”5.65 Carbon Fiber Matte Box
-Small HD Cine 7
LENS CONTROL SYSTEM
-Tilta Nucleus M Follow Focus
-PD Movie Air, w/ PD2-HT Remote Air
-Swit Flow 2000 Video Transmittion
– Astera Set of 8 Titan Tubes with Charging Case – 2 x Aputure 300d
– 3 x Aputure 120d
– Aputure F10 Fresnel
– Aputure Light Dome II
– Aputure Light Dome SE
– 1 X Ice Light
– 2 X Dedolights 150 watt
SUPPORT AND MOTION
– Freely Movi Pro (with 4 X batteries)
– Ready Rig
– Flycam Body Support (type of EasyRig)
– Benro BV10 Tripod
– Benro Hi Hat
– Sypr Genie Magic Carpet Pro (Slider)
– Sypr Slingshot Cable Cam
– Magliner with Camera Mount and Umbrella – 1 x Matthews C-Stand
– Appleboxes (2 x Full, 2 x Half, 2 x Quater, 2 x Pancakes) – Various Light Stands
-Rode NTG3 Zoom H5
Rode Lav Mic DRONE
DjI Inspire 1