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Joe Brandmeier
Director / Producer
Music Videos / Broadcast / Multimedia

Joe Brandmeier’s eye for compelling images, his attention to detail, and resilient passion have left him with a room filled with national and international awards, and a great reputation as a highly creative Director and Producer. With over 21 years of experience in a variety of areas, Brandmeier has impressed a long list of clients: Prince, MTV, Wyclef Jean, The Beijing Opera Company, and more. He's directed a national Emmy-winning PBS special for financial guru Suze Orman, worked with legendary music producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, documenting their work with artists Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, and others. Recently he produced and directed a rare on camera project for radio legend Garrison Keillor, the 30th Anniversary Special of "A Prairie Home Companion" (an 8 camera, High Def., 24P broadcast / DVD.)

As a music video director, he has worked with artists such as The Fugees, Run DMC, Cherelle and Alexander O’Neil. Brandmeier has also produced and directed a number of multi-camera film shoots and music videos for Grammy-winning artist/producer Wyclef Jean – one with a Haiti concert crowd of nearly 65-thousand people. He joined up with Jean again to produce and direct a live concert (with special guest Mary J. Blige) at SOB’s in New York City for Music Choice, and has also put his organizing and directing talents to work on Jean’s yearly foundation concert in Miami for The Box Music Network (featuring Diana King and Mya).

Brandmeier’s success in multi-camera directing projects also led to directing a solo performance special with the extraordinary musician, Bobby McFerrin, two national PBS specials with financial expert Suze Orman, and documenting the first-ever visit to the U.S. by the Beijing Opera Company, all to rave reviews. Other recent highlights – a broadcast special with David Hyde Pierce (of NBC’s “Frasier,”) on the fearsome disease of Alzheimer’s.

Major movie studios called on Brandmeier’s documentary talents to film behind-the-scenes on a variety of movies: "Beautiful Girls," "The Mighty Ducks," "Grumpy Old Men" and more.

Brandmeier established a strong relationship with MTV on a variety of projects: rockumentaries with R.E.M., Motley Crue, and the Beastie Boys; multi-camera movie specials with Keanu Reeves & Christian Slater; and award shows with En Vogue and live with U2. He worked as a producer for NBC/Viacom’s series “Johnny B. on the Loose” and VH-1’s “Naked Café.”

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