YDAJURY PRESIDENT – ALI BROWN

Ali Brown

Ali Brown – Jury President

Partner / Executive Producer
PRETTYBIRD
Los Angeles, USA

Ali Brown is Partner/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, 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 Daniels’ award-winning Sundance New Frontier film Possibilia; Showtime’s The Drew: No Excuse Just Produce directed by Baron Davis, and feature film The Trust, written and directed by PRETTYBIRD duo Brewer.

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 has been a mentor for Project Involve, AdCan, 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.


Ali Brown

Ali Brown - President

Partner / Executive Producer
PRETTYBIRD
Los Angeles, USA


Ali Ali

Ali Ali

Film Director
Good People
Cairo, Egypt


Adrian Bosich

Adrian Bosich

Managing Partner
Creative co-founder
AIRBAG Melbourne, Australia


Janette de Villiers

Janette de Villiers

Executive Producer and Founder
Groundglass
Cape Town, South Africa


Rafael Donato

Rafael Donato

Creative VP
DAVID
São Paulo, Brazil


Rudi Haller

Rudi Haller

Vice President
CFP-E
Zürich, Switzerland


Hanna Maria Heidrich

Hanna Maria Heidrich

Director
Berlin, Germany
 


Judy Hill

Judy Hill

Executive Producer
Nexus Studios
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Mette Jermiin

Mette Jermiin

MD / Executive Producer
Bacon
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Alan Kelly

Alan Kelly

Executive Creative Director
Rothco
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Luli Krämer

Luli Krämer

MD / Executive Producer
Agosto
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Jimmy Lam

Jimmy Lam

Group Chief Creative Officer
LEO Digital Network
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Heather Link

Heather Link

Executive Producer
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Bettina Olf

Bettina Olf

Chief Creative Officer
Geometry Global
Hamburg, Germany


Petra Ondrejkova/

Petra Ondrejková

Founder and Executive Producer
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Timo Mitsuaki Otsuki

Timo Mitsuaki Otsuki

Executive Producer
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Guilherme Passos

Guilherme Passos

Senior Executive Producer
Stink
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Tony Petersen

Tony Petersen

Member of the Board / President
PRODUZENTENALLIANZ / CFP-E
Hamburg, Germany


Elsa Rakotoson

Elsa Rakotoson

CEO / Executive Producer
FRENZY
Paris, France


Rozanne Rocha-Gray

Rozanne Rocha-Gray

Executive Producer
ROMANCE
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Selena Schleh

Selena Schleh

Deputy Editor
Shots
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James Sorton

James Sorton

MD / Executive Producer
Pulse Films
London, UK


Lyndy Stout

Lyndy Stout

Editor
1.4
London, UK


Laura Thoel

Laura Thoel

M D / Executive Producer
Sweetshop
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Ferdinando Verderi

Ferdinando Verderi

Founding Member/Creative Director
JOHANNES LEONARDO
New York, USA


Edie Weiss

Edie Weiss

Founder and CEO
Radke Film Group
Toronto, Canada


Zhu Jinjing

Zhu Jinjing

MD / Chief Art Director
JQK Production
Beijing, China