Brendan Parry Kaufmann – Writer/Producer
Brendan Parry Kaufmann is an Australian actor, writer and producer, who has been performing as long as he can remember, and has studied his acting craft under some of the best teachers in the business.
His credits include many appearances on Australian television, including in the long-running dramas “Stingers”, “Neighbours”, “Bed of Roses”, “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries“, the drama mini-series “Dirt Game” and “Underbelly“, and the Australian TV comedy series, “The Librarians”. He recently appeared in the Netflix series “Girlboss“, the Hulu docu-drama “Becoming Bond”, and the Discovery Channel crime series “Betrayed”.
He has also appeared in a number of TV commercials in his home country, and many short, experimental and independent films. On stage, he won acclaim as “Colonel Julyan”, in Strathmore Theatre’s production of Daphne Du Maurier’s “Rebecca“, and has performed leading roles in everything from Shakespeare to Stoppard.
Brendan has written for theatre, short film and television in Australia, and is collaborating as a co-writer and producer on the development of the television drama “Mercer Island”, currently being pitched to major networks. His next feature screenplays, “Rapunzel“, “Melora” and “Mercury” are currently in advanced stages of development.
“Providence” is his first full-length feature screenplay, developed from his short film “Grandad”, which was shown to acclaim at a number of film festivals internationally.
Kai Blackwood – Director
Kai Blackwood is an award-winning director, screenwriter and musician.
Kai wrote and directed the award-winning short film “Cupcake”, a beautifully crafted supernatural ode to eternal youth, described as “Amelie on acid”. “Cupcake” went viral online, earning over half a million views and a fiercely loyal following – the film is now being developed into a feature length version. The success of “Cupcake” led to Kai’s feature directorial debut with “Grey skies”, a multiple award-winning sci-fi horror drama. “Grey Skies” went on to be broadcast by Netflix, and secured worldwide distribution on DVD.
Kai is also the leader of the rock trio “Tokyo Death Squad”, and was the subject of the 2010 documentary “I Sold My Soul To Satan”.