Brean Cunningham – Founder
Brean Cunningham likes to do everything in film, TV, and corporate videos – direct and edit, shoot and produce, get people coffee and give out spontaneous high-fives - and likes to think he does them pretty well. One of Brean’s main goals at Keep Exploring Productions is to tell stories that uplift, inspire, entertain, inform, and send a message of hope into the world. He feels that surrounding himself with the best team possible is the only way to accomplish that goal.
Most recently, he co-directed Dogs on the Inside, the feature-length documentary that tells the story of a partnership between a prison and a dog shelter that gives both rescue dogs and inmates a new lease on life. The film will be released by the distributor BOND/360 in 2015. On the TV side, this year Brean created the comedic reality series, Deer Hill Ave, about celebrity real estate broker, Kirk Rundhaug, his family, and i95fm morning show host, Lou Milano. Brean directed, produced, filmed, and edited the series about a group of house flippers that seem to always get into high jinks along the way to selling homes in the suburbs. The show is scheduled for a 2015 release.
Brean has traveled to Africa multiple times 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 documentary feature film from Emmy-award winning director, Mary Olive Smith, 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.