Bretten graduated from NSCAD University with a BFA (Major in Film) in 2008, and has written, directed, produced and edited several short films that have played at festivals across the world. His films "New Skin" and "Deep End" have played at several film festivals including British Film Institute London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Frameline San Francisco Film Festival, Atlantic Film Festival and Iris Prize in Cardiff, Whales. "Deep End" was nominated for a Golden Sheaf award at the Yorkton Film Festival, as well as a Remi Award at Worldfest Houston International Film Festival. He co-wrote "Champagne" which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010. He studied at the Canadian Film Centre in 2009/2010, and was a Praxis Fellow in 2009 for the Spring and Summer sessions. He has received several grants including Canada Council for the Arts funding for a feature-length script, which he is currently developing.