Brent began his career in the film and television industry, working in development under the late Vancouver-based producer, William Vince (Capote, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Saved!). As a film producer himself Brent has helmed several award-winning films which have screened at festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), SXSW, Palm Springs Shortfest, AFI Fest, and on Canada's national broadcaster, CBC.
Since founding Canova Media in 2012, Brent has had the opportunity to create content for some of the world’s most influential brands - a list that includes Microsoft, Pepsi, Virgin Mobile, Goodlife Fitness, Movember, Tim Hortons, Air Miles, and Aol. In one of his most impactful campaigns, Brent produced the short documentary, "Canadian Tire Ice Truck", which followed the brand's journey to build the world's first drivable ice truck. The story received global attention, with coverage on 150+ international media outlets (including CNN, Fast Company, and the New York Times), and was recognized by Cannes Lions, Cassies, and the Digi Awards. As a result, the campaign helped this beloved Canadian brand achieve one of it's most successful marketing campaigns to date.
In 2015, Brent served as Notch Video's in-house executive producer, where he helped oversee production, and spearheaded several large-scale social media campaigns for notable lifestyle, sporting, and technology brands. He is now back to operating Canova Media, full time.
Brent is a graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory, and in 2011 received a Student Emmy Award for his thesis film, Clear Blue, Directed by Lindsay MacKay. Clear Blue screened at 20+ film festivals around the world, and earned several awards for the team along the way. The film is now available on iTunes.