Buddy Brennan

Buddy Brennan is the President of Working Reel Productions Inc. Buddy graduated, with honours, from the Masters level, ATVF (Advanced Television and Film) program at Sheridan College. Buddy has been the Artistic Managing Director of several theatres in Ontario including; The Caprius Theatre, The Arboretum Theatre (University of Guelph), The Queen Elizabeth Dinner Theatre and most recently the Mohawk Dinner Theatre (Woodbine Entertainment Group’s Mohawk Racetrack and Casino).Buddy has directed over eighty-five professional stage plays. He has developed for stage What am I Missing?, A Sense of Accomplishment, several improvised productions, a musical revue and many other live productions. He co-wrote (with John Snowdon) the full length stage play, 'SEX, DRUGS, AND THE GOSPEL SINGER' which had its Canadian Premiere in October 2015 in Kitchener Ontario.

On film he is credited with shows he produced from conception through distribution such as Antique-Talk (television magazine), The Institute (film for festival release), Service: The Video (industrial educational), Scios Deus (short film), Lives of the Saints; St Clement (short film) and more.  His directing / producing credits include concept trailers, directors reels, and dozens of industrial, promotional, and training videos. As an educator in the entertainment industry, Buddy has been an instructor at The PoorAlexTheatre, The Improv Studio, The EtobicokeSchool of the Arts (Con-Ed), All-Star Drama, and The Working Actors Studio. Many of his students have continued as professionals in the business, while many other young students have gone on to study at prestigious theatre programs across the country. Buddy has acted in thousands of live performances and in many disciplines. He has shared the stage with greats like Jack Duffy (Toronto), Dottie Brown (Kansas City), Pamela Belwood (Dynasty TV series, Los Angeles), and the five-time Emmy Award winner, Mr. Don Knotts. In the film and television industry he has worked with Michael Richards ( of Seinfeld), Andy Dick ( of News Radio), and has been directed by the Academy Award winning director John Avildsen. With dozens of commercial credits (Tim Horton’s, Pepsi, Halls, Samsung, Ford, Buick, Dr Pepper, and many more...) he also adds award-winning actor to his name. 

His latest stage play 'FRED' will premiere in the fall of 2017 in Kitchener Ontario; already two dozen theatres in Canada are considering it for their up-ccoming seasons.

Affiliation: 
ACTRA