ravebird is a woman and minority owned creative production service visually led by award winning filmmaker, Alex Miranda Cruz. We partner with clients across industries to produce world-class original content in video, photography, and web design.
We are paving a new wave of filmmaking we like to call, Cinema Dignite which builds off the great work that was established by the French New Wave Movement of the 1960's. Whereas the French New Wave Movement focused on freedom of expression we are focusing on depicting diverse communities authentically. Historically, visual media such as film, television, and photography have collectively portrayed a distorted image of minority life and reality. Bravebird’s vision is to depict all people, especially diverse communities, with dignity through an authentic and cinematic lens that is more representative of the reality that makes up the fabric of American society today.
Our founders, Alex and Noel Miranda, know how poorly minorities and women have been represented firsthand. Alex grew up in the entertainment industry and is a recipient of the ALMA Award. In his acting career, Alex was typically cast typed for delinquent and other disparaging roles and at a young age he understood there was more to our stories than what was being depicted on screen.
After 15 years as a professional actor, Alex transitioned into creative development and production for major studios where he learned the inner workings and realized that the entertainment industry heavily relies on old ideas to appeal to the majority at the expense of the minority. Discouraged by the common narrative that dominates the industry and the poor depiction of minorities, Alex left the industry and entered into the world of advertising and marketing–which proved to be more vicious in its economy, treatment, and depiction of people.
After a long stay in Europe, Alex and his wife, Noel, decided to form Bravebird to produce and depict their own stories with a more honest and authentic lens.
We believe that all people should be treated and portrayed with dignity. Dignity is the foundation of who we are, both in how we produce stories, and how we treat others. Welcome to our evolving visual vernacular: We are Bravebird.
It is said that simplicity is the glory of expression and with this philosophy at the forefront of our creativity–we aim to produce simple and beautiful experiences for our viewers. Whether it is an impactful Ad, a memorable commercial, or a dynamic website, our work is driven by simplicity, beauty, and dignity.