Dallas Brennan

The Lifeguard (2013)


Dallas Mitchell Brennan  is a Writer/Producer, graduate of Rutgers University, Playwrights Horizons Theatre School, Screenwriting Teacher at the New York Film Academy and Script Consultant.

Dallas, as a Writer/Producer, formed Wren Court Films in 2003.  Among his credits is the feature film, “Rock the Paint” which received the Creative Promise Award at Tribeca Film Festival 2004.  The completed film had its festival debut at Tribeca Film Festival 2005, with an original score by Grammy Winner Wyclef Jean.  It then won “Best Picture” Award at the 2006 Montclair International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Director Award at the 2006 Pan-African Film Festival in Los Angeles.  It capped a festival run winning Best Homegrown Feature and Best Music in a Feature at the Garden State Film Festival 2008. The film has since been distributed in the U.S., Canada and Worldwide. 

In 2010 Brennan established his production company Wild Invention Pictures with the film "Shit Year" which premiered at Cannes 2010 starring Ellen Barkin,  followed by "The Loneliest Planet" at Toronto 2011 starring Gael Garcia Bernal and "The Lifeguard" at Sundance 2013 starring Kristen Bell. "The Loneliest Planet" received critical acclaim in 2012 including a Gotham Award Nomination for Best Picture and an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best Director, Julia Loktev. It’s since been released theatrically through IFC/Sundance Selects. "The Lifeguard" was theatrically released summer 2013 by Focus World/Screen Media.  Brennan has several projects as a screenwriter in development including "Sure", "Summer of Anna" and "Green Olds" with Producers George Parra ("Silver Linings Playbook", "American Hustle", "The Descendants") and Barbara DeFina ("Hugo", "Casino", "Goodfellas").