2019 Best Cinematography in Narrative Films, 2019 St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase, The Wagon
2019 Gold Telly Award for Cinematography, “In God Alone: The Story of Catherine McAuley”
2019 Best Cinematography, Riverside California International Film Festival, The Wagon
2018 Best Cinematography in a Short Film, Glendale International Film Festival, The Wagon
2018 (June) Best Cinematography, Los Angeles International Film Festival Awards, The Wagon
2018 (June) Finalist, European Cinematography Awards, The Wagon
2018 Emmy Awarded to Mercy & 90W, Best Broadcast Commercial, (Brant Hadfield Director of Photography - Mid-America NATAS)
2017 Emmy Award for Best Commercial Campaign (Director of Photography - Mid-America NATAS)
2017 Silver Addy Award, Mercy: Worthy of the Name
2017 Sixteen (16) National Telly Awards to Mercy for work shot as DP
2016 Emmy Awarded to Mercy & 90W, Best Broadcast Campaign, (Brant Hadfield Director of Photography - Mid-America NATAS)
2015 Emmy Award for Best Documentary Program, The Battle of Island Mound (Mid-America NATAS)
2015 Emmy Award for Best Cinematography in a Program, The Battle of Island Mound (Mid-America NATAS)
2014 Best Short Film - Harlem International Film Festival, The Battle of Island Mound
2014 Best Cinematography - St. Louis Filmmaker's Showcase, The Battle of Island Mound
2014 Silver Addy Awards, (3) including Cinematography & Editing, The Battle of Island Mound
2014 Audience Choice Award - MX Fest, The Battle of Island Mound
2012 Gold Addy Award (STL Region), Cinematography, Demo Reel
2012 Bronze National Telly's, Director of Photography, National broadcast spots
2011 Best Dramatic Short Film - St. Louis Filmmaker's Showcase, Showdown
2011 Best Cinematography - Wild Rose Independent Film Festival, The Last Legend
2010 Best Cinematography - Festivus Film Festival, Denver, CO, The Last Legend
2010 James B. Story American Experience Award - Lonestar Film Festival, The Last Legend
2009 Best Dramatic Short Film - St. Louis Filmmaker's Showcase, The Last Legend
You may recognize the two legendary ASC cinematographers pictured above. Both Roger Deakins and Vilmos Zsigmund have been very influential as sources of inspiration and learning for Brant’s techniques and approaches to cinematography. In all projects, narrative or commercial, Brant is passionate about creating artistically beautiful, cinematic, visual storytelling. Creating images that evoke emotion, tell a story, and compel an audience has always driven him and continues to this day. He loves what he does, and it shows.
In commercial work, his visual style helped create the award winning brand identity for a major American health system, receiving regional Emmy awards for multiple years' campaigns. His commercial client list includes Mercy, McDonald's, AT&T, Alamo, Caterpillar, Enterprise, FirstBank, and the U.S. Army.
His narrative work has won cinematography awards in the US and Europe, including a 2018 Best Cinematography in a Short Film at the Glendale International Film Festival. In 2013, Brant wrote, directed, shot, and edited the multi-award winning film, The Battle of Island Mound. Commissioned by the state of Missouri, the film depicts the first-ever battle fought by African-American soldiers in the Civil War. Shot over the course of just two weekends, it went on to win 7 awards, including two regional Emmys.
From the very beginning, through today, meticulous attention to detail and a passion for visual storytelling is the foundation of how Brant goes about his craft.
Arri Alexa Mini (4:3 Anamorphic license)
Phantom 4 Pro drone
Teradek Bolt Pro 300
Movi15 w/ remote