Ali Brown brings almost 20 years of experience in a wide range of media to her role as Vice President/Executive Producer of PRETTYBIRD. She has produced award-winning national and international commercials, short films, features, web series and music videos and is on the forefront of industry leaders who seek to expand creative and brand opportunities across all distribution outlets.
Brown began her career in the commercial and music video industry before moving over to feature films where she served as Director of Creative Affairs at Spirit Dance, a production company owned and helmed by veteran director/actor/producer Forest Whitaker. Upon her return to commercials, she helped build PRETTYBIRD, creating numerous campaigns that have been recognized internationally, including by the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the One Show, the Clio Awards, the London International Awards, D&AD, British Arrows, Ciclope, the AICP Awards, as well as being named Creativity Magazine’s Top Production Company of the Year for 2015.
Brown has been able to combine her background in long and short form creative endeavors, leading PRETTYBIRD’s foray into the narrative realm. She has produced a slew of films in recent years, including the award-winning Sundance New Frontier Festival film Possibilia, an interactive short directed by Daniels; The Drew: No Excuse Just Produce directed by filmmaker Baron Davis, William Monahan’s film Mojave, which premiered in the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and was acquired by A24; and feature film The Trust, which was written and directed by PRETTYBIRD duo Brewer, with a 2016 theatrical release. In addition, Brown was the Executive Producer of Interesting Ball, also directed by Daniels, which had its premiere at the L.A. Film Festival alongside The Drew. Most recently, she co-produced The Strangers director Bryan Bertino’s latest scary flick, The Monster, which received a 2016 premiere on both DIRECTV and in theaters.
Through the keen creative eye of Brown, PRETTYBIRD has quickly grown its roster with a reputation for building talent and being a collaborative creative community that welcomes filmmakers from all disciplines and projects of all formats.
Ali served two terms as AICP/West President and as a mentor through Film Independent. She has been a featured panelist for Sundance’s New Frontier, The Side Project and recently partnered with Sapient Nitro to curate the diversity oriented panel Make Some Room at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.