Ever since executive producer Kerstin Emhoff and director Paul Hunter opened PRETTYBIRD’s doors in 2007, it’s been their vision to embrace the music and filmed entertainment world in a different way. With extensive backgrounds in awarded-winning commercials, music video and new media, the intent was to create a company that could develop and execute high-end entertainment by inviting directors, artists, writers, and web designers to produce cutting-edge content for an array of clients across the media landscape. Going into their seventh year of operation, the company’s success can easily be measured by not only the content they’ve created, but by the awards they’ve won, including the highly coveted Cannes Lion, a D&AD Yellow Pencil, a Clio, and MTV’s Video of the Year, to name a few.
PRETTYBIRD has proven to be both versatile and agile in navigating the altering advertising space by tackling a multitude ofprojects, from a live web series for Microsoft and CPB, to multi-platform campaigns for a range of high-profile clients, including a short film and digital companion piece for Jeep featuring Lenny Kravitz;” a short documentary with legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog and rock stars The Killers; and the BBC documentary Stones in Exile,chronicling the recording of The Rolling Stones’ album, Exile on Main Street.
Setting their sights on feature films, Emhoff forged a partnership with the UK’s premier documentarians, Passion Pictures, executive producing four of their feature documentaries: the 2009 Emmy nominated, Sergio; the 2010 Academy Award shortlisted The Tillman Story; Manhunt, the definitive documentary on the ten-year hunt for Bin Laden, which won the 2013 Emmy for Outstanding Documentary; and We are the Giant, had its premier at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. More recently, PRETTYBIRD co-produced, alongside Atlas Independent, the upcoming feature film Mojave, written and directed by William Monahan (writer, The Departed) and The Canyons, directed by Paul Schrader and written by Bret Easton Ellis.
PRETTYBIRD remains deeply committed to their mission of creating innovative content, producing award-winning advertising, across all media platforms, for a variety of clients including: Microsoft, Nike, Coca-Cola, Kia, Audi, Adidas, Burger King, L’Oreal, Hyundai, ESPN, BMW and Beats amongst many others.And in 2011, PRETTYBIRD UK launched—the company’s first overseas offices, in London.