Brendan Colthurst



Hi! I'm Brendan and I make movies and software.

I work at VSA Partners as a Director, Software Development. Other agencies I've worked at: Organic, Enzyme, and Acadaca. I started programming computers as a kid, doing science fair projects in junior high -- one on fractals in Pascal's Triangle and another on a novel data compression algorithm that encodes arithmetic and geometric sequences. More nerdy stuff: I ran my school's electronic BBS and ran one from home, too, using the WWIV software package.

My biggest achievement in software was co-founding Wine Direct and serving as its CTO from 2002 to 2006. We launched over 200 e-commerce sites for wineries and patented a process to sell direct from vineyard to retailer across state lines with a virtual distributorship.

I got into directing in high school, directing a production of Woody Allen's Play it Again, Sam. I got my bachelors in Film Studies from Columbia, where I also served as the campus television station's Station Manager, and where I was a member of the improv team Six Milks. I continued doing improv after college and started making short films with people like Chelsea Peretti, John Mulaney, Nick Kroll, and Scott Prendergast.

After selling a short to Comedy Central, I decided to open my own creative botique, Disposable Television, with Vikram Gandhi and Bryan Carmel. We made websites and videos for brands, cable channels and record labels, including a music video for the band KoRn. Our most well known production is the documentary feature we made: Kumaré. It won Best Documentary Feature, Audience Award at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival, and went on to play in over 40 cities, distributed by Kino Lorber.

Most recently, I've been doing hybrid creative technology projects for fun, like ShUUter — it's an on-demand gun delivery app that everyone should try!