Brady Connell

Director

As a pioneer in reality television for more than 25 years, Brady has produced and/or directed hundreds of hours of non-fiction programming for all four broadcast networks and throughout cable, as well as dozens of commercials for clients such as Suzuki, Ford, and The White House.  In his senior positions on Survivor and The Amazing Race, he oversaw the creative teams that helped fuel the success of both long-running series.  Brady enjoyed five seasons on the successful ABC franchise Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, serving as show runner for its 2011 and 2012 seasons.  Brady continues to run Base Camp Films with his producing partner Jim Jusko, developing and producing content (scripted and non-scripted) for television and the web.  Brady has been a Big Brother of Los Angeles since 1990, is active in organizations that protect wildlife and their habitat, and has travelled to all fifty states and to over 50 countries.

 

Credits
The Hunt: Open Season (CW, EP, 2013); 72 Hours (TNT, EP, 2012-13); Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC, EP, 2008-2012, EMMY nom); World Wide Web Games (GSN, EP/Dir); Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive (E!, EP); Welcome to the Neighborhood (ABC, Dir.); Outback Jack (TBS, EP); Street Racing (Discovery, EP); Race to the Altar (NBC, Co-EP/Dir); No Boundaries (WB, EP, co-creator); The Amazing Race (CBS, Supervising Producer, EMMY recipient); Survivor (CBS, Senior Producer, EMMY season); Eco-Challenge: Borneo (USA Network, Supervising Producer, EMMY nom); Wild Things (UPN, Senior Field Producer); America's Funniest People (ABC, Segment Director).
ADDITIONAL CREDITS / PILOTS:
Six Degrees of X (EP & Director, pilot), Base Camp Films, Sony Int'l;
My Crime (EP, webisode mini-series, development), Base Camp Films, Sony Int'l;
X-Quest (EP, co-creator, pre-production), Base Camp Films, Imagine / FOX;
Music Moguls (EP, co-creator, pilot), Base Camp Films, MTV;
Now or Never: Face Your Fear (Producer, pilot), Gurin Company, FOX;
MTV Beach House (Producer); Remote Productions, MTV;
Real World, L.A. (Field Producer), Bunim-Murray, MTV;
Real Stories of the Highway Patrol (Field Producer, 2 seasons), Leap Off Productions, syndication;
'Mission Impossible' Premiere Party Special, Remote Productions, MTV;
Gonzo Games (Producer), Stone Stanley, USA
Field/Segment  Producer/Director: Extreme World Records (UPN), Danger Zone (Discovery), Greatest Sports Moments of All Time (ABC), Paranormal Borderline (UPN), Hollywood's Greatest Stunts (Discovery), World Entertainment Report (HBO), Super Trax (ESPN), Hype (FOX), Kathleen Sullivan Show (FOX), The World's Greatest Stunts  (Fox), A Day in the LIfe of Hollywood (Showtime), Everything You've Wanted to Know  (CBS), Kids are Funny (ABC), Family Challenge (Family), Haywire (FOX), Fun House (Lorimar), The Disney Family Album (Disney Ch.), Rescue 911 (CBS).
FILM / COMMERCIALS:
Hitman (16mm, 17:00) CINE (Golden Eagle Award), Chicago, Houston, USA Dallas, Mill Valley, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Mesnil le Roi, Danubiale, and Breckenridge Film Festivals; 
Balloon Boy (16mm, 6:00) CINE (Eagle Award), USA DAllas Kidfest, Igualada Spain, and Cork Ireland Film Festivals; 
President Clinton Spots (Yada/Levine, The White House, :30 each); 
Russian Roulette (PSA for AIDS Center of Los Angeles, 35mm, b&w, :30) CLIO nomination, CINE Golden Eagle, US Film and Video Festival, Chicago Int'l Film Festival, GOLD CINDY Award, CHRIS Award (highest honor) Columbia Film Festival; 
MTV Marketing Spots - AT&T, Footlocker, Duracell, Champs, Converse, M&M's, Blockbuster (:60 each); 
FORD Crown Victoria spot (Leap Off Prods.) 4 minute profile of GM's natural gas vehicle; 
SUZUKI spots (Bang Productions, Suzuki Corp., :60 each) 3 national spots using "reality techniques"
EDUCATION / OTHER:
UCLA - B.A. History June 1985;
Co-Owner, Base Camp Films, LLC founded 2001 with producing partner Jim Jusko;
INSTRUCTOR, UCLA Extension - "Direct and Produce Reality and Documentary Television" (since 1999);
Scuba certified, expert snow skier/ex-racer, backpacker, ex-catamaran racer, married/2 children;
Extensive travel: assignments in all 50 US states and over 50 countries... the Arctic, Africa (14 countries), Asia (12 countries), Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Europe (13 countries), India, Mexico, Scandinavia.

Contact
Email: bconnell@basecampfilms.com
Website: http://www.basecampfilms.com
Agency: United Talent Agency
Agent: Geoff Suddleson
Agency Phone: (310)273-6700
Personal Business

Po Box 241196
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Employment

Base Camp Films, LLC
6133 Bristol Pkwy
Suite 155
Culver City, CA 90230 -6658
(310)450-5300

DGA Quarterly
Reality shows are visually and logistically complex and require dozens of cameras. To incorporate all that takes forethought and planning; basically, it takes a director.