JOE BRANDMEIER has been a Director / Producer for over 20 years.
He has had the privilege of working with a long list of diverse clients and very cool artists; Prince, U2, RunDMC, Wyclef Jean, MTV, ESPN, The Beijing Opera Company, NBC. . . and many more.
He’s directed two national Emmy-winning PBS specials for financial guru Suze Orman and worked with legendary music producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, documenting their work with artists Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, and others. Joe has directed and produced multi-camera projects with Garrison Keillor, Bobby McFerrin and David Hyde Pierce, along with three major productions for Minnesota Opera, including their Pulitzer prize-winning “Silent Night.”
Joe has worked with Bizarre Foods’ Andrew Zimmern to develop branded content, broadcast series and specials. He also partnered with Academy Award winning film producer Bill Pohlad (River Road Entertainment) for a couple years. In Haiti, he directed a live concert with the Fugees before a crowd of nearly 65 thousand, shot with Philip Bailey (of Earth Wind & Fire) in Africa, and then returned there to spend 6 weeks in South Africa for MTV.
Most recently, he’s worked with the BLACK Agency and directed an emotional story for St. Jude Children’s Hospital (featuring Drew Barrymore), and as Senior Vice President of production and creative with Rick Kupchella at the i.e. Network. Joe received national and international attention from film festivals with his feature documentary called “I Do?” (a light-hearted look at the “crazy” concept of marriage). After opening screenings in Montreal and Singapore, it won Best Documentary at the Twin Cities Film Festival here in the U.S.
Joe has also authored an inspirational photography book called “Up North” through Tristan Publishing – and after all these years. . . and all the awards, he’s still loving life – and is very passionate about everything he takes on, bringing high energy and fun to all he does.