Brett Sullivan

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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, and a New York office in 2014 with co-founder Clayton Jacobsen.

Brett Sullivan
Brett Sullivan
Brett Sullivan

(1971-05-21)21 May 1971
  • Director

Sullivan has directed and produced music videos/TV specials for Phil Collins, Michael Bublé, Natalie Merchant, James Blunt, Robert Plant, Seal, Bette Midler, Ben Folds, Katherine Jenkins, LP, Gnarls Barkley, Rumer, Idina Menzel, Birdy, Nile Rodgers, Pablo Alboran, Josh Groban, Lenny Kravitz and Eric Clapton. International commercials and campaigns for Madonna, REM, Linkin Park, Flaming Lips, Alicia Keys, Andre Rieu, Jason DeRulo, Josh Groban, Bruno Mars, Jill Scott, Alfie Boe, Roland Villazon, Lenny Kravitz, Regina Spektor, Justice, My Chemical Romance, Robert Plant, Ed Sheeran, 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 Deezer, 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, Miss Saigon, Newsies, The Lion King, Billy Elliot, Hamilton, Frozen The Musical, The Rockettes, Singin in the Rain, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oliver, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wicked, Aladdin, Pippin, Dirty Dancing, Mary Poppins, Sister Act, Jersey Boys, Love Never Dies, Spring Awakening, Buddy Holly, Ghost, Richard III, An American in Paris, Shrek, Bring It On and War Horse. Billy Elliot The Musical Live was the first live event cinema release to top the UK box office and set a new box office record for live event cinema.[1] Sullivan's next live film Miss Saigon has since set a new record for event cinema in the UK.[2] In the USA, Disney's Newsies Live! set a new box office record for a live musical event at the cinema.

Sullivan was a co-founder of Adstream[3] (2001), digital media and asset management company for advertising agencies. It is located in 17 countries.

Film Director[edit]

  • Kinky Boots Live - BroadwayHD - Cinema
  • Newsies Live - Disney Theatricals - Cinema
  • Tour Stop 148 - Michael Bublé - Warner Bros Records - Cinema/Home Video
  • Miss Saigon - Universal Pictures/Cameron Mackintosh - Cinema/Home Video
  • Billy Elliot The Musical - Universal Pictures/Working Title Films - Cinema/Home Video
  • Love Never Dies - Feature - Universal Pictures - Cinema/Home Video
  • 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.

Film Producer[edit]

Selected Music Work[edit]

  • Director - Michael Bublé - Cry Me A River, Crazy Love,[5] Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, To Love Somebody, You Make Me Feel So Young
  • Director - School of Rock The Musical - You're in the Band - 360 Video
  • Director - Seal - Everytime I'm With You, Do You Ever
  • Director - Hamilton - Alexander Hamilton featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda - in 3D for Hamilton Exhibition. Co-directed with Thomas Kail
  • Director - Emin featuring Nile Rodgers - Boomerang, Baby Get Higher, Got Me Good, Let Me Go featuring Robin Schulz
  • Director - Greg Holden - Boys In The Street
  • Director - Pablo Alborán - Recuérdame
  • Director - Idina Menzel& Michael Bublé - Baby, It's Cold Outside
  • Director - Robert Plant - Rainbow
  • Director - James Blunt - Satellites, Blue on Blue
  • Director - LP - Tokyo Sunrise
  • Co-Director Michael Bublé's Day Off - ITV/Warner Music
  • Co-Director with Marc Klasfeld - Michael Bublé - Close Your Eyes
  • Director - Josh Groban - I Believe (When I Fall In Love), What I Did For Love, Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Director - Phil Collins - 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 - A Conversation with Michael Bublé TV Special
  • Director - Birdy - Birdy Live at The Chapel
  • Director - Katherine Jenkins - Angel
  • Producer -Eric Clapton EPK and A Conversation With Eric Clapton TV Special
  • Director - Donkeyboy - Ambitions[6]
  • Director - Rumer - PF Sloan, Slow (International Version)
  • Director - Emin- Baby Get Higher
  • Director - Gnarls Barkley - Crazy - Graphics version
  • Creative Director - International TV Campaigns for Bette Midler, It's The Girls!
  • 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[7]
  • Producer - David Garrett - Viva La Vida

Commercials Director[edit]


The Last Word Musical - Sullivan wrote the book, music and lyrics for The Last Word, musical staged at the 2016 New York Musical Festival. The musical was directed by Michael Bello and Choreographed by Nick Kenkel. Additional lyrics by Ryan Cunningham. Nominated for Best Choreography, and Best Supporting Actress in the festival awards. Sullivan played in Australian indie bands Broken Words, Mockingbird and Easy Brother.


  1. ^ Screen Daily
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  3. ^ Adstream Website -
  4. ^ Archived October 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Michael Bublé's Cry Me A River by Brett Sullivan". Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  6. ^ "DonkeyBoy's Ambitions by Brett Sullivan". Retrieved 15 November 2011.
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