brendan cook

Brendan Cook is an award winning Motion Designer and Animation Director from Sydney Australia.

With 20 years experience in the visual communications industry, his work spans film and television content, branding campaigns, music video and experiential environments such as exhibition and live performance visuals.

Brendan has a multi disciplinary approach to visual communication through moving images, employing a combination of traditional live action, stop frame photography, 2d, 3d and hand drawn animation techniques. He is equally at home on set directing live action or in the studio collaborating with teams of designers and animators. The ability to move between and combine a number of visual mediums allows him to develop a solution that most successfully communicates the essence of an idea.

Brendan has collaborated with an impressive range of Australian and international clients including Nickelodeon, MTV, ABC, Playschool, IWM (Imperial War Museums), iEC, Nelson Mandela Foundation, Artists in Motion, History Channel, National Geographic, Disney, A&E, Flickferfest, GPY&R, the University of Sydney and the Sydney Opera House. His motion design work has won numerous awards including two BDA World Gold Awards.

Brendan’s music video, and film projects have screened in festivals throughout the world including Annecy Film Festival, Ottawa International Animation Festival, LA Film Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festival. Brendan has created music video content for artists including Gotye, James Taylor, The Temper Trap, Bill Callaghan (Smog), Husky, Clare Bowditch and The Potbelleez. 

His recent feature film projects include directing animations for the feature documentary 35 Letters (winner Sydney Film Festival) and Zach’s Ceremony (winner Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival). 

Brendan has also recently created live visual experiences for James Taylor’s US tour, the WW1 Centenary exhibition for the Imperial War Museum of London, the Mandela My Life Exhibition at Melbourne Museum and Muriel’s Wedding the Musical.


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