No matter the medium,
Brady Connell has one mission in all of his work:
Push the boundaries of storytelling to amplify its impact and inspire people to do, think, and be better.
Ready to use storytelling + media to make an impact?
Let’s get to work.
Pick your path of partnership:
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Executive Producing | Showrunning | Directing
There are thousands of people who can make television — but only a handful who do it consistently well (and without compromising character, along the way). Work with Brady as your Executive Producer/Showrunner, or Director, and get quality paired with integrity, every time.
From large-scale, field-based adventure and “feel good” shows to unscripted web and “reality-styled” commercials, Brady’s been at the helm of countless productions, leading the charge from concept and format development, to casting and training, to budgeting, scheduling, execution, editing, and delivery. Brady has a loyal and experienced team ready to join him on any sized production.
Who Brady works with as Executive Producer/Showrunner/Director: Network executives, studio and large production company owners and executives, and independent producers with projects they won’t entrust to just anyone.
Put Brady at the helm of your next project.
Consulting | Development
Companies like Fox, Discovery, YouTube, LIC China, Buzzfeed, BBC Worldwide, Fremantle, Vox Media, AMC, Sony Pictures TV, and All3 Media have found it valuable and cost-effective to bring Brady in to spearhead a project at its earliest stages.
His commitment to quality prep — proper staffing, casting, and format development — launches a project in the right direction from the start and helps keep it on the rails as it progresses.
Decades of working with the best unscripted creative minds, casting directors, crews, producers and post teams — all in select locations around the country and the world — make Brady a wise partner at the preliminary stage of any non-fiction content endeavor.
Who Brady works with as a Consultant: Forward-thinking media companies who want to produce high-impact, non-fiction content through various media, and know that an investment in project prep from a pro will take their project to new heights.
Tap into Brady’s expertise to kick your non-fiction media project off right.
Virtual Reality Storytelling
In a recent study by Ericsson Consumer Lab representing 1 billion media consumers, 1/3 expect to use VR in the next three years. The tide is changing rapidly, proving once again that the right technology can transform the way content is devoured.
Brady has partnered with respected VR house Experience 360 to put three decades of unscripted storytelling experience to work in developing and directing virtual reality content.
Who Brady works with in virtual reality storytelling: Present and future purveyors of non-fiction virtual reality such as advertisers, streaming services, tourism offices, docu-producers, educators, news companies, non-profits, reality shows, sporting events, theater productions, environmental groups, music producers, and more.
See Brady’s 360 work in action:
Join Brady on the quest to elicit deeper empathy while creating visual and aural immersion experiences through virtual reality.
Speaking | Moderating | Teaching
Brady has produced or directed some of television’s most successful franchises. He’s worked in 50+ countries and in all 50 states. He conceived of (and produced) the biggest episode ever on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that brought 13,000 volunteers together to build 7 houses over 7 days in Joplin, MO. He’s survived hippo attacks, elephant charges, guano-filled bat caves, and one presidential interview.
It’s safe to say: There’s no limit to the stories Brady can (and is willing to) share.
From the early beginnings of reality TV with Rescue 911, to today’s cornucopia of unscripted content across all platforms, Brady has been in the trenches during the entire explosion of non-fiction content. Now, he enjoys using both his professional and personal experiences to inspire storytellers of all ages who want to make the most of the media-rich world we live in.
Brady has taught “Direct and Produce Reality and Documentary Television” at UCLA Extension for many years, and is a regular guest lecturer for “Narrative of Non-Scripted Television” at UCLA School of Communications. He has served as a speaker or panelist at events such as RealScreen in Washington D.C. (non-fiction virtual reality), Westdoc in Los Angeles (reality television), Impact Media Summit in Washington D.C. (social responsibility in media) as has served as a keynote speaker at corporate retreats and non-profit fundraisers.
From organized, thought-provoking short presentations to full seminars at universities, organizations, or online outlets, Brady is available for a limited number of speaking, moderating, and teaching engagements per year.
What Brady speaks on: Reality television, unscripted media trends, virtual reality, socially-relevant content, the impact of media on public policy, the value and impact of volunteerism, and more.
Unique insight. Sparked curiosity. Inspired ideas.