Bryn Chainey

United Kingdom


Bryn Chainey is an award-winning British-Australian filmmaker whose work often blurs fantasy and reality to explore identity, sanity, and our relationships with nature. His first short film - Jonah and the Vicarious Nature of Homesickness - was awarded the emerging director’s prize at the 2010 Berlinale Talent Campus, from a jury led by Stephen Daldry. The next two shorts - Moritz and the Woodwose & Kill Your Dinner - played at numerous Oscar-qualifying festivals including the Berlinale, Palm Springs, Raindance and Warsaw. His latest film - The Father of Rodents - is a short documentary exploring the strange world of Australian indie wrestling. As of 2021, he is preparing his feature debut, The Rabbit Trap, a cosmic folk horror set in 1970s Wales. The project is supported by Ffilm Cymru Wales and produced by SpectreVision (Mandy, Color Out Of Space, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night). Alongside his narrative career, Bryn works as a director and editor on music videos and branded content. In 2014 he co-founded Pustnik-- an annual non-profit screenwriting residency based in rural Romania. He is currently based in the UK, where he was selected for the 2021 BFI Network x BAFTA Crew development programme. His participation in TFL Extended is possible thanks to the support of the British Council.

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