hen the pandemic hit, the world went into a whirlwind of chaos. Lives were lost, companies crumbled, businesses shut down, all while a young film company, located in the vast alcoves of the Midwest, sang a song of hope. This company is called Bravebird, an Indigenous and female owned video production company based in Madison, Wisconsin.
Bravebird encompasses many things: it provides a space for minorities to live out their shared experiences, supplies a creative outlet for underrepresented communities to showcase their authenticity, and amplifies marginalized voices in the film industry. The company is incredibly unique in its mission of telling more authentic stories that are definitive and help viewers “see and hear” the diverse world around them...
The pandemic has forced much of the film industry to suspend production, but Alex Miranda Cruz and Noel Miranda have been undeterred in their creative pursuits. Their Middleton-based company, Bravebird, is currently in the midst of a safe, socially distanced autumnal shoot of its first narrative feature film, Trace The Line. Inspired by the mid-twentieth century photojournalism of Gordon Parks and the recent films of Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk), the film is a poetic exploration of the internal and social chaos of 2020.Read More
Alex and Noel Miranda are co-founders of Bravebird, a Madison-based film company. Bravebird’s mission is to transform the way gender and diversity is depicted on screen with a filmmaking methodology called Cinema Dignite. Cinema Dignite centers around visuals with impeccable quality that’s ethically produced, all with the goal of including and empowering the communities depicted. Through commercials, documentaries and feature films, Bravebird includes a diverse group of creatives from beginning to end of the story-telling process.Read More