Adventures in Brudderland: Conor Byrne's Foureyes and the New Nostalgia

July 1, 2014 7:55 PM

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Adventures in Brudderland: Conor Byrne's Foureyes and the New Nostalgia

Hanging out with Conor Byrne is like visiting Movie Nerd Disneyland, and you'd better have your adventure cap on. Just days after winning a Cannes Lions Young Director Award for his short Foureyes, the 25-year-old filmmaker is a fountain of infectious enthusiasm and encyclopedic entertainment history, eager to share the artistic philosophies behind Brudder Films, the production company he and his older brother Tyler formed in 2009.

"We're obsessed with the craft of filmmaking," Conor says, "and the idea is to make movies that honors the 'highbrow class clown' aesthetic -- broad comedies with mass appeal, but done in the smartest way we know how."

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