Brean Cunningham is a documentary producer, director, and cinematographer. One of Brean’s main goals at Keep Exploring Productions is to tell stories that inspire, entertain, inform, and send a message of hope into the world.
He recently directed and produced a series of climate change documentaries for Al Gore's NGO, The Climate Reality Project. The films aired during "24 Hours of Reality", a global live event on December 4-5, 2017 aimed at finding solutions to climate change.
Brean co-directed Dogs on the Inside, the feature-length documentary film that follows the relationships between abused stray dogs and prison inmates working toward a second chance at a better life. Currently available on Hulu, the film was released by distributor BOND/360 in 2015 on Netflix and was a Top Ten Documentary on iTunes.
Brean has traveled to Africa, Nepal, and Indonesia to produce and shoot web advocacy videos about the positive effects of combating neglected tropical diseases through philanthropic donations of medicine. Brean is also producing Cheer, the new feature-length documentary from Emmy-award winning director, Mary Olive Smith (A Walk to Beautiful), about a youth cheerleading team with developmental disabilities.
Brean was a Cinematographer on Crystal Lake Memories, a behind-the-scenes documentary anthology about the making of the Friday the 13th films as well as a Field Producer on a short documentary about Churchill, Manitoba aka “The Polar Bear Capital of the World” and the people who live there.
He got his start working on the set of the ABC TV series Desperate Housewives in LA (Felicity Huffman is really nice!). Brean graduated with a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University and watches way too many of the Hoyas’ college basketball games.