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Joe B

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Joe Brandmeier is the passionate force behind this full-service storytelling machine that develops and produces engaging stories, digital brand awareness, multi-camera specials, documentaries and offers creative services to clients that have included;  MTV, Prince, U2, ESPN, United Healthcare, Suze Orman, music producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (w/ Janet Jackson), The Beijing Opera Company, Black Agency, Thrivent, PBS and more.


A driven leader who’s all in, all the time.

A few highlights

Great Performances: MN Opera Doubt │ National PBS  

Multi-Cam Director | Producer

Director, producer of a national broadcast special based on playwright John Patrick Shanley’s acclaimed Broadway play, adapted into an award-winning film (with Philip Seymour Hoffman & Meryl Streep). Composer, Douglas J. Cuomo.

Flyte Tyme │ Music Producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis   

Director | Producer | Editor

Produced, directed and edited a PBS documentary pilot with renowned music producers, profiling work with artists including Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men and more.

small town  (available on Amazon)

Executive Producer | Director - DP

Produced and directed an EMMY-winning documentary short that followed a high school FIRST Robotics team on their journey to world competition.  A David & Goliath story that also won the TCFF Audience Award.

Minnesota OPERA │ Moving Pictures, Inc.  |  Silent Night

Live Multi-Camera Director / Producer

Produced and directed three major productions, with crews of over sixty-five, for the Minnesota Opera, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night.

Suze Orman broadcast special │National PBS

Live Multi-Camera Director

Directed two Emmy Award-winning broadcast specials for financial expert Suze Orman. Worked with Orman and co-executive producers on creative and locations.

Prince │ NPG and Paisley Park Studios

Co-Producer | Editor

Shot and edited tour footage and videos at Paisley Park Studios, collaborating directly with Prince.

I Do? │ Moving Pictures, Inc. │  (available on Amazon)

Executive Producer | Director - DP | Editor

Did “everything” 😊 - for a light-hearted look at the crazy concept of marriage. Winner of Best Documentary at TCFF. Screened at festivals around the world, including Montreal, Singapore and Bahamas.

Bill Pohlad │ River Road Entertainment

Merged Companies as Sr. VP | Partner

Built up my company Moving Pictures, Inc. over 14 years - then merged with Academy Award-winning producer Bill Pohlad (under River Road Entertainment – before returning back to MPI full ownership).

Andrew Zimmern │ Intuitive Content Productions

Content Development | Creative Producer

Developed branded content and broadcast specials for Zimmern’s production company. Collaborated with his creative team and traveled on a variety of development trips.

Soul Sisters │ St. Jude Children’s Hospital │ BLACK Agency

Director | Editor

Directed and edited profile story on Soul Sisters, featuring actress Drew Barrymore, for fundraising and marketing efforts. Worked with creative team to share a heartwarming story on the power of St. Jude hospitals. 

Promotional Film │ FUN is Good, LLC.

Director | Co-Producer | Editor

Developed and produced promotional content that featured Mike Veeck, co-owner of the St. Paul Saints. Collaborated with FUN team and host Joan Steffend (HGTV) to demonstrate passion and joy in the workplace. 

See You Soon   video │ Silent Hawk Productions

Producer | Director | Editor

Created a video inspired by a message from Pope Francis for the song See You Soon.  Gathered images from around the world that produced an emotional connection with over 2.8 MILLION people on social media.

Some of my fun, SHINY things:

EMMY Midwest and TCFF Audience Award for small town ROBOT

Best Documentary TCFF – I Do?

EMMY Midwest Honors – MN Opera’s Silent Night

CINE Golden EagleA Painful Quest

AURORA Awardsbugz (children’s programing) and Graco World Image (Best of Show)

SUMMIT Awards – multiple productions

GRAND AWARD New York Film Festival (best of the best) – One Small Step

TELLY Awards – multiple

More background stuff

Canvas Rebel

A conversation with Joe B

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