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Anthony ‘Ash’ Brennan

ABOUT ASH

Anthony ‘Ash’ Brennan is an Australian filmmaker. Ash was raised in Sydney’s western suburbs, a blue-collar, multicultural environment which would shape his views on everything from music to social justice.

 

During the 1980s and 1990s,  Ash spent his days working at Network Ten in Sydney, while moonlighting as a musician in several popular hard-rock bands. His combined music and television skills led to him becoming a Senior Producer with MTV Australia and producing, shooting and editing music videos for numerous bands.

 

Ash honed his storytelling and filmmaking skills by producing, directing and editing short films such as ‘The Conlon’ and ‘Getting Real’. Influenced by the legendary documentarian, John Pilger, in more recent years Ash has started creating political content. He is a passionate supporter of Australian Indigenous rights and works with the indigenous community, telling their stories through his lens.

 

When friends in a Sydney punk band told Ash of their plans to hold a benefit concert for West Papua,  Ash saw the perfect opportunity to combine his music and political interests with his filmmaking skills. In April 2015, Ash met with West Papuan Independence Leader and two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Benny Wenda. This meeting, along with the punk movement growing in Australia, would provide the catalyst for Anthony ‘Ash’ Brennan’s first documentary feature, ‘Punks For West Papua’.

 

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AWARDS

 

Punks for West Papua - Awards

 

Best Documentary - Sydney Indie Film Fest

Best Foreign Doco - Award of Recognition - Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards

Best Doco - Award of Merit - IndieFest, San Diego

 

Punks for West Papua - Official Selection

 

LA Independent Film Festival Awards

Tribal Film Festival, Tulsa USA

Miami Independent Film Festival

LA CineFest

Sydney World Film Festival

LA Variety Film Festival

 

Bad Jesus - Awards

 

LA Shorts Awards -

Best Director - Gold.

Best Cinematography - Diamond

Best Actor - Platinum.

Best Short film - Bronze

 

Award of Excellence - Canada Shorts

Best Director - Top Indie Film Awards

Award of Merit - IndieFest San Diego

Special Mention - LA Underground Film Forum

 

Bad Jesus - Official Selection

 

NYC Indie Film Awards

LA Independent Film Festival Awards

 

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MEDIA LINKS

 

Concrete Playground, Aus

“You might not have heard of PFWP, but you need to see this award-winning film.”

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/arts-entertainment/film/australias-punk-documentary-about-west-papua-is-touring-bars-nationally/

 

 

TeenRock.com, UK

“10 Things We Learned From ‘Punks 4 West Papua’”

http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-03-10/how-the-aussie-punk-scene-fought-a-forgotten-war

 

 

Green Left Weekly,  Aus

“Punks For West Papua: Indonesia’s West Papua Crimes Laid Bare In Award-Winning Doco”

https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61173

 

 

The Brag, Aus –

“Five Minutes With Ash Brennan, Producer/Director of Punks For West Papua”

http://www.thebrag.com/arts/five-minutes-ash-brennan-producerdirector-punks-west-papua

 

 

TheMusic, Aus –

“Documentary Transforms Sydney Benefit Gig Into Global Event”

http://themusic.com.au/news/all/2016/01/29/documentary-transforms-sydney-charity-gig-into-global-event/

 

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