Brendan Hall is a documentary filmmaker sharing stories in the natural world and beyond. His projects have explored the frontiers of our human spirit, from following a remote medical expedition through the Amazon rainforest to scientists unearthing woolly mammoth bones in Siberia.
Since graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he has traveled the world directing projects for global non-profits and brands including National Geographic, Google, Adobe and The Nature Conservancy. He has also contributed cinematography to feature-length documentaries including PBS’s Bill Nye: Science Guy and Apple TV’s Red Heaven, and is a member of the Explorer’s Club in New York City.
In his work, Brendan is committed to sharing the wonders of our planet in hopes that we may be inspired to care for it. It’s a spirit he brings to his upcoming first feature-length documentary Out There: A National Parks Story, a tapestry of personal stories captured across 10,000 miles of the U.S. national parks. The film premiered at the Florida Film Festival in 2023, winning the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature, and is currently in the festival circuit where it has been awarded at three other festivals.
In 2022, Brendan was globally announced as a crew member of the dearMoon lunar mission led by Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa. Selected from over 1 million artists and creatives around the world, he will join Maezawa and 7 other crew members on the first ever civilian flight around the moon with SpaceX.
While Brendan is a director, cinematographer and editor, he is also a night sky photographer, scuba diver and amateur juggler.