Storyteller, Producer, Director, Executive Producer

A creative and innovative producer, director, editor and curious storyteller with extensive experience collaborating with internationally recognized artists and companies – across diverse cultures – including Best Buy,
Prince, U2, NBC, Wyclef Jean, PBS and more, to develop emotional content. A driven leader who’s “all-in”, all the time.

Moving Pictures, Inc.
Creative Director, Executive Producer and Owner
Joe Brandmeier is a 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, ESPN, United Healthcare, Suze Orman, music producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (and Janet Jackson), The Beijing Opera Company, Black Agency, Thrivent and more.


Great Performances: Doubt │ PBS
Live Multi-Camera Director | Producer
National broadcast special based on playwright John Patrick Shanley’s acclaimed Tony Award-winning Broadway Play, adapted into an Academy Award-winning film (with Philip Seymour Hoffman). Composer, Douglas J. Cuomo.

small town ROBOT │ Moving Pictures, Inc. │ (available on Amazon Prime)
Executive Producer | Director
Produced and directed an EMMY winning documentary short that followed a high school FIRST Robotics team from a small farming town in MN on their journey to world competition. A David & Goliath story that also won the TCFF Audience Award.

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.

I Do? │ Moving Pictures, Inc. │ (available on Amazon Prime)
Executive Producer | Director | Editor
A light-hearted look at the crazy concept of marriage. Winner of Best Documentary at TCFF in Minnesota. Screened at festivals around the world, including Montreal, Singapore and Bahamas.

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 with Andrew Zimmern on various development trips in Nashville and Los Angeles.

Suze Orman PBS National Specials │ tpt PBS, MN
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, and shot in front of live audiences.

Prince │ NPG and Paisley Park Studios
Co-Producer | Editor
Shot and edited tour footage and videos at Paisley Park Studios while collaborating directly with Prince.

Bill Pohlad │ River Road Entertainment
Merged Companies as Sr. VP | Partner
I built up a company that developed ideas and brought them to life – and made opportunities where none seemed to exist. Then merged with Academy Award-winning producer Bill Pohlad (under River Road

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 emotionally connection with over 2.5 MILLION people on social media.

Minnesota OPERA │ Moving Pictures, Inc.
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”.

Music Producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis │ Flyte Tyme
Director | Producer | Editor
PBS documentary pilot with renowned music producers, profiling work with artists including Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men and more.


 Live Multi-Cam work as Director, Producer with: Garrison Keillor, David Hyde Pierce, Bobby McFerrin.
 Director, Producer, Editor for music videos and specials with artists: Wyclef Jean, RunDMC, Alison Scott.
 Project and series work with MTV South Africa, United HealthCare, 180 Music Series (for Target).


2020 midwest EMMY Winner – & – TCFF 2018 Audience Award – small town ROBOT
TCFF 2016 Best Documentary – I Do?
2 EMMY Midwest Honors – Minnesota Opera’s Silent Night
CINE Golden Eagle – A Painful Quest
5 Aurora Awards – bugz (Children’s Programing) and Graco World Image (Best of Show)
4 SUMMIT Awards – Various Productions
New York Film Festival Grand Award (best of the best) – One Small Step
21 TELLY Awards