Ali Brown is the Vice President / Executive Producer of PRETTYBIRD, a production company devoted to pushing creative and brand opportunities across all distribution outlets. With offices in Los Angeles and London, PRETTYBIRD is home to a diverse roster of filmmakers, creatives, and collaborators producing entertainment that is creatively led and platform agnostic.
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 helmed by veteran director/actor/producer Forest Whitaker. Upon her return to advertising, she helped build the PRETTYBIRD roster and reputation, expanding its reach across commercials, short films, features, web series, and music videos. PRETTYBIRD’s work has been recognized worldwide, 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, leading PRETTYBIRD’s foray into the narrative realm. She has produced several films under the PRETTYBIRD banner, including the award-winning Sundance New Frontier film Possibilia directed by Daniels; The Drew: No Excuse Just Produce directed by filmmaker Baron Davis and acquired by Showtime, Atlas Entertainment’s films The Monster directed by Brian Bertino and William Moynahan’s Mojave, which was acquired by A24; and feature film The Trust, which was written and directed by PRETTYBIRD duo Brewer, with a 2016 theatrical release.
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, was a mentor with Project Involve, Film Independent’s diversity program, and served as the jury president of Flim Craft Lotus & New Director Lotus. In addition to appearing on several panels including at Sundance’s New Frontier, The Side Project, and Women in Film, she also partnered with Sapient Nitro to curate the diversity-oriented panel Make Some Room at the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.