Buddy Brennan is the C.E.O and President of Working Reel Productions Inc. His dynamic leadership has driven Working Reel to become a well-recognized and sought after, production company. Buddy has more than thirty years of experience in the Film and Entertainment Industry.
Buddy graduated, with honours, from the Masters level, ATVF (Advanced Television and Film) program at Sheridan College. His major courses of study included Directing Film, and Producing in the Global Market Place. His technical area of study was with the renowned Richard Leiterman, in the Camera and Lighting Master Class.
Buddy has been the Artistic Managing Director of four theatres in Ontario; The Caprius Theatre, The Arboretum Theatre (University of Guelph), The Queen Elizabeth Dinner Theatre and most recently the Mohawk Dinner Theatre (Woodbine Entertainment Group’s Mohawk Racetrack and Casino)
Buddy has directed over seventy-five professional stage plays. He has developed for stage What am I Missing?, A Sense of Accomplishment, several improvised productions, a musical revue and many other live productions.
He is credited with shows he produced from conception through distribution such as Antique-Talk (television magazine), The Institute (film for festival release), Service: The Video (industrial educational), and Scios Deus. His directing / producing credits include concept trailers, directors reels, and dozens of industrial, promotional, and training videos.
As an educator in the entertainment industry, Buddy has been an instructor at The
Buddy has acted in thousands of live performances and in many disciplines. He has shared the stage with greats like Jack Duffy (
In the film and television industry he has worked with Michael Richards ( of Seinfeld), Andy Dick ( of News Radio), and has been directed by the Academy Award winning director John Avildsen. With dozens of commercial credits (Tim Horton’s, Pepsi, Halls, Samsung, Ford, Buick, Dr Pepper, and many more...) he also adds award-winning actor to his name.
Buddy was the Director of Marketing for McGinnis and Assoc. During his years with McGinnis and Assoc., Buddy was responsible for the activities and success of thirty-five members of the sales force. He learned a great deal about the importance of motivating people and achieving goals as a team. He had unprecedented success across
With the same dedication and integrity he brings to his professional life, he also gives back to his community in many ways. Buddy developed a co-operative education program in performance and live theatre production, which lived successfully for eleven years. Its latest production performed by a select group of teenagers before 15,000 elementary school children, in over sixty locations throughout southern
Waterloo Region District Board of Education and the Waterloo District Catholic School Boards have participated in, and sponsored this program, including Buddy and his production company as a ‘partner in education’. He has mentored dozens of students throughout the course of this highly successful program.
In the entertainment industry Buddy has shown he is a creative and well-respected director with strong story telling skills. His vision and keen business sense make him a respected producer and director.
John Snowdon is the Senior Consultant &Director at Working Reel Prodtions Inc. John has over 50 years experience as an actor and director. In 1992, the Canadian Government, on behalf of the Queen, awarded the Commemorative Medal for John Snowdon’s significant contribution to Canada, through his work in theatre. He is a member in good standing of Canadian Actors Equity Association and Theatre Ontario. He has graced stages across Ontario as an actor. John has directed over 80 live productions. He has been the Artistic Director of 8 theatres in Ontario and he was a board member of ASTRO. As the Artistic Director of The Theatre Downstairs (TTD)he founded and built the Arboretum Dinner Theatre for the University of Guelph. He founded the Theatre On The Grand in Fergus. John is a respected and sought after Adjudicator, Play Polisher and Consultant. He has worked on productions in Canada and England. John is a retired teacher and is currently the Senior Advisor and Director at Working Reel Productions.