Brett Sullivan

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Brett Sullivan
Born 1971 (age 42–43)
Sydney, Australia
Occupation Film director

Brett Sullivan is a London based Australian filmmaker. Born in Sydney, Australia, 1971, Sullivan formed production company Steam Motion and Sound with Julian Chow in 1996. Steam established a UK office in 2003 with partner Clayton Jacobsen.

Sullivan has directed and produced music videos/TV specials for Phil Collins, Michael Bublé, Natalie Merchant, James Blunt, Ben Folds, Katherine Jenkins, Gnarls Barkley, Rumer, Birdy, Josh Groban, Lenny Kravitz and Eric Clapton. International commercials and campaigns for Madonna, REM, Linkin Park, Flaming Lips, Alicia Keys, Andre Rieu, Seal, Jason DeRulo, Josh Groban, Bruno Mars, Jill Scott, Alfie Boe, Roland Villazon, Lenny Kravitz, Regina Spektor, Justice, My Chemical Romance, Robert Plant, Nickelback, David Gray, Muse, KD Lang, Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rihanna, Josh Radin, Ray LaMontagne, Plan B. Other commercial and branding work includes Vodafone, Pepsi, Reebok, Orange, Adidas, Ikea, Coca-Cola.

He has directed and produced filmed theatrical productions in the West End, Broadway, Canada, Germany and Australia for Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Singin in the Rain, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oliver, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wicked, Pippin, Dirty Dancing, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Sister Act, Jersey Boys, Love Never Dies, Spring Awakening, Buddy Holly, Ghost, Richard III, Betty Blue Eyes, Shrek, Bring It On and War Horse.

Sullivan is a co-founder of Adstream[1] (2001), digital media and asset management company for advertising agencies. It is located in 17 countries.

Selected Music Work[edit]

  • Co-Director Michael Bublé's Day Off - ITV/Warner Music
  • Co-Director with Marc Klasfeld - Michael Bublé - Close Your Eyes
  • Director - Josh Groban video - I Believe (When I Fall In Love)
  • Director - Michael Bublé videos - To Love Somebody, You Make Me Feel So Young
  • Director - Phil Collins videos - Going Back, Heatwave
  • Director - A Conversation With Phil Collins TV Special
  • Director - Natalie Merchant - minidoc - Leave Your Sleep
  • Director - Natalie Merchant Live Session - Man In The Wilderness
  • Director - Michael Bublé videos - Cry Me A River, Crazy Love[2]
  • Director - A Conversation with Michael Bublé TV Special
  • Director - Birdy - Birdy Live at The Chapel
  • Director - Katherine Jenkins video - Angel
  • Producer -Eric Clapton EPK and A Conversation With Eric Clapton TV Special
  • Director - Donkeyboy video - Ambitions [3]
  • Director - Rumer - Slow - International Version
  • Director - Michael Bublé videos - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • Director - Rumer - PF Sloan
  • Director - Ben Folds EPK
  • Director - Emin - Promos- Baby Get Higher, Never Enough
  • Director - Regina Spektor EPKs & Commercials
  • Director - Gnarls Barkley video - Crazy - Graphics version
  • Creative Director - International TV Campaigns for Josh Groban, All That Echoes
  • Creative Director - International TV Campaigns for FUN., Some Nights
  • Creative Director - International TV Campaigns for Madonna 'Confessions on a Dancefloor', 'Hard Candy', 'Confessions Live'
  • Creative Director - International TV Campaigns for Michael Bublé 'Call Me Irresponsible', 'Caught In The Act', 'Crazy Love', 'Christmas', To Be Loved
  • Creative Director - International TV Campaigns for R.E.M. - Live, Accelerate, Collapse Into Now
  • Creative Director - International TV Campaigns for Green Day - American Idiot, Bullet In A Bible, 21st Century Breakdown, Awesome as F**K, Uno - Dos - Tres
  • Creative Director - International TV Campaigns for Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium
  • Director - My Chemical Romance UK TV Campaign - Winner Best Music TV Commercial UKMVA's 2010
  • Producer - Robert Plant Band of Joy UK TV Campaign - Nominated Best Music TV Commercial UKMVA's 2010[4]
  • Producer - Lenny Kravitz - Stand - Graphics Video
  • Producer - David Garrett - Viva La Vida

Selected Theatrical Work[edit]

Film Director:

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical - Commercials/Promo - UK
  • David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love - Public Theater New York - Promo

Film Producer


Director & Producer - Special When Lit, Feature Documentary 2010, Best Documentary United Los Angeles Film Festival, Nominated Best Documentary Raindance, Official Selection at Calgary international Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Festival, Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival, Bronx International Film Festival, Indianapolis international Film Festival, New York United Film Festival, London United Film Festival, Wisconsin Film Festival, Tallahassee Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Aired in USA on Documentary Channel 2011, aired in the UK on PBS 2011.


  1. ^ Adstream Website -
  2. ^ "Michael Bublé’s Cry Me A River by Brett Sullivan". Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "DonkeyBoy’s Ambitions by Brett Sullivan". Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
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