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.
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.
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 Eagle – A Painful Quest
AURORA Awards – bugz (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