Bevan Cullinan directs all kinds of funny films in any language for cool humans.
Director, Film-Maker & Funny Guy
Bevan Cullinan is an award-winning Commercial Director and Film-maker based in South Africa. He is well known for his ability to shoot comedy, performance and dialogue. He understands the demands of shooting multi format content for all platforms.
He started his career in comedy as a well-known stand-up comedian and completed his Honours in physical comedy at Rhodes University. He is a very funny human who creates fun working environments to shoot in. His ability to extract comedy is advanced, understanding exactly how to work with talent. He has been known to jump in front of the camera from time to time and can be seen in the Garynet commercial on his Comedy Reel.
Bevan has made over 300 commercials. He can shoot performance in any language in any country because of his physically-based approach to comedic characters. He knows the secret formula to making your idea funny, but you’ll have to let him Direct your film to find out how he does it!
Bevan is renowned for his skill in creating comedic content. As a former stand-up comedian and sketch comedy performer, he is able to adapt scripts in such a way that retains the strategic intent and messaging of the piece while generating humour. His experience in directing comedic material enables him to create comedic characters that are instantly beloved by audiences.
Bevan is skilled in directing dialogue. He prides himself on being able to pull a performance out of anything with a pulse (even animals and children). On his sets there is no waiting around for an actor to get a performance right. Bevan directs with the client’s needs in mind, making it easy for him to translate and demonstrate the requirement to an actor instantly.
Bevan shoots music videos of bands that are so underground you probably haven’t even heard of them. Who doesn’t like shooting music videos? So don’t be shy, give him a shout. He’s always looking for new projects to distract him from the corporate humans.
Everyday ads are hard working assets that aim to drive sales for clients. Most of the time you don’t see them on Show Reels but Bevan believes they are a hallmark of good directing. If your ad can’t move products or services then it’s not doing the things.