Director Ron Brodie is a Jamaican raised culture junkie hailing from the Nation's Capital, Washington DC. Having obtained his BA in Film and Television from Howard University, Ron currently resides and works in New York City.
Ron helped establish and held the role of ‘Head of Creative Development’ production company 1st Avenue Machine. His responsibilities included the development of multilateral campaigns, pitching creative treatments, securing high-level press for news made company-wide, creative support for a roster of innovative directors, and maintaining a solid rapport amongst industries top-notch talent. Through his approach and dedication, he was able to the garnish the company with creativity magazine’s top production company of the year award in 2011.
Following a stint as a freelance editor, Ron began producing a large volume of content as an independent commercial director under the moniker “rbcreative” (Ron Brodie Creative). Ron's portfolio is made up of a diverse line of commercials, music video’s, and branded content.
Ron’s charge into the independent scene has led him to consult for many studios such as Logan, Hush, Brand New School, and Special guest where he served as Creative Director on a campaign for Google called “GOODFest” 2016. The campaign comprised of 5 show, 5 cities, 5 cause awarded with a Gold Webby for best use of live streaming video.
In addition to advertising, Ron’s interest in film and music has driven the completion of two feature documentaries. “WE OUT HERE” (for Airwalk Shoes) is a full-length skate film which follows the summers of a group of underprivileged black skaters living in New York City, and “Tinie Tempah: Discovering Destiny” a film that chronicles a popular UK rappers sold out tour across England.
In 2016 Ron was invited to participate in the “#asktransfolks” initiative which shined a light on the ongoing debate over LGBTQ rights and vulnerabilities. Ron was among 19 other hand-picked creatives to participate from around the world to direct for Papel & Caneta. Ron’s most recent short film “Jumpman” (shot on 35mm film) has received a little bit of recognition in Vimeo’s 'Narrative Categories' and on Boooom.TV.
Ron's Work has been featured on Adweek, Fast Company, Creativity Online, Motionographer, and in several print publications. Although home is on the East Coast, Ron continues to work between NY and LA. Currently, he is working on a feature film focused on the lives of Jamaica’s most promising youth sprinters.
"For me, telling the stories that mainstream media ignores is my moral obligation." -Ron Brodie
Please feel free to view Ron's resume HERE.
+ Live Action Direction
+ Creative Development
+ Client Editing
+ Creative Editing
+ VFX Editing
2006 BFA Film & Television, Howard University [JHJSC] Washington, DC
2014 Freelance Creative Consultant, rbcreative
2012 Creative Director, Project Fathom
2010 Head Of Creative Development, 1stAvenueMachine/SpecialGuest
2010 Creative Development/Public Relations Assistant, 1stAvenueMachine
2010 Promo Editor, VH1
2009 Promo Editor, Centric Television
2009 Editor, Desedo Films
2009 Editor Fox News Channel
2008 Editor, Fox Business Network
2008 Casting Assistant, "Real World 19" MTV Bunim/Murray Productions
2007 Casting Assistant, "Making The Band 5" MTV Bunim/Murray Productions
2007 Set Production Assistant "American Gangster" Universal Studios
2006 Promo Editor, The Discovery Channel
2005 Freelance Videographer/Editor, globaleyes Productions
2004 Lighting Director, Nightclub 9:30
2003 Production Intern, Vigilant Cinema Productions
2001 Guest Hospitality, Nightclub 9:30
2016 Director/ Creative Director "#asktransfolks" Organization: Papel & Caneta - São Paulo, Brazil
2014 Director, "Aflac Garage" Agency: Big Fuel - NY
2012 Director, "We Out Here" 40 Minute Documentary, Airwalk, Project Fathom - NY
2011 HCD, "Nokia Astound" Agency: Wieden+Kennedy - NY
2011 Editorial, "Google Chrome: Everybody Chromercise" Agency: BBH - NY
2011 HCD, "Fuze: Mix Things Up" Agency: Amalgamated - NY
2010 HCD, "Ford C-Max: In Your Hands" Agency: Ogilvy - London
2010 HCD, "Toyota: Prius Cozy" Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi - LA
2010 HCD, "Google Nexus S: Allo Allo" Agency: MUH-TAY-ZIK/HOF-FER - SF
2010 HCD, "Tassimo: Brew Bot Beats" Agency: BEING - NY
2010 HCD, "Volkswagen Jetta: Paper" Agency: Red Urban - Toronto, Canada
2010 Editorial, "Hip Hop Honors '10: The Dirty South" Network: VH1 - NY
2010 Videographer, "Fashion Week Spring '10" Second Look TV - NY
2009 Editorial, "HBO True Blood S2: Bloodcopy" Agency: Campfire - NY
2005 Videographer, "Latin Funk Festaval '05" EastonBravo/globaleyes - DC
2008 Discovery Arts & Science Sunrise Earth Award, Most Promising Editor
2006 Paul Robenson Award, Best Cinematography
2006 Paul Robenson Honorable Mention, Best Editing