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If you’re theatre/film industry folk, or even an enthusiast here’s an update of what I’ve been up to…

Devil's Breath - feature film

May came calling when I was cast as a cranky sea salt in the psychological thriller, Devil's Breath directed by, Felipe Morell, and produced by, Pasha Patriki, Steve Brazil. Thank you to Melissa A Smith Casting, and casting associate Matthew Guthrie for casting me in this well written and wonderfully well acted feature!

DRIVE – Six episode mini-series Webisode

We’ve wrapped DRIVE, a six-episode fantasy drama webisode miniseries in which Charlie Rhodes (Gary Brennan) dies in a car accident, only to live out eternity in his DRIVE car in a bid to prevent his passengers from making a destructive mistake at the crossroads their life. The only catch is, Charlie still thinks he’s alive.

DRIVE is a series I co-created, co-wrote, and co-produced with director/actor/writer Juan Carlos Velis, and heavily relied on additional co-producing support by Steve Dykstra with steadfast executive producing by Sean St. Jean.

DRIVE is a socially relevant series focused on topics like family estrangement, depression, exploitation of Migrant workers, and systemic privilege at the expense of marginalized communities and voices.

Social Impact Film Awards Festival – SIFA

I became a SIFA Ambassador to promote the Social Impact Film Awards Festival co-founded by Sean St. John and Thi Be Nguyen. SIFA celebrates artists in all disciplines in their work who make a positive social impact through their art. SIFA celebrated artists and during an award ceremony last June 2022 in Montreal in person (


The Convent: I took the time to rewrite and adapt my historical suspense screenplay, The Convent to a limited TV series set in 1943 Halifax, Nova Scotia, and as Fate would have it won 1st Prize in the Open Screenplay contest.

The Convent is a one-hour historical suspense-drama TV series set in 1943 Halifax, Nova Scotia in which Catholic priest, Father Richard Jamieson who suffers from PTSD is forced to return to St. Jude Convent by Canadian Naval Intelligence agents to steal the M4 Enigma cipher machine from German spies, and clear the woman he loves of the murder of his mentor.

See the more about, The Convent by clicking on Writing on the tool bar.


Charades: I presented a brief reading of my comic-drama play, Charades through the Playwrights Guild of Canada.

Charades is a wry comic-drama about redemption in which a writer grieving the loss of his deceased wife battles writer’s block and finds unlikely inspiration from a stranger with a secret of her own who’s been double-booked into the same seaside cabin. What happens when refuge is no longer a place to hide?

There’s more to read about, Charades by clicking on Writing on the tool bar.

Feel free to reach out if you'd like to chat further about any project on your mind with a view to us working together. You can always find me through my agent Michael Marino at Noble Caplan Abrams - 416-920-5385

Be well, and break-a-leg on your next project!

Gary :)