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Who We Are

Savvy, experienced, agile, stylish, determined, focused and visionary — we offer the art and science of imagery and ideas. Rooted in our passion for design, we are storytellers driven to craft compelling stories and memorable experiences for our clients.

Whether for a multi-city cross-platform advertising campaign, brand film, photo library, music video or just stopping by the shop for lunch - we look forward to meeting you.
Films. Photography. Ideas.
Let’s make it happen.

What We Do

FILMS

BROADCAST COMMERCIALS, BRAND FILMS, MUSIC VIDEOS.

PHOTOGRAPHY

AD CAMPAIGNS, BRAND LIBRARIES, FASHION, STILL LIFE.

IDEAS

BRAND STRATEGY, INTEGRATED CAMPAIGNS.

Work

BMW x graypants

“To us design was always more than just a beautiful object, it had a story, it had feelings, it had the capability to communicate to people on more than one level..and right then is when I knew we wanted to do something different.”

Seth Grizzlegraypants

Working with BMW we  created and produced a collection of media centering around the new all electric BMW i3. We built brand films, a still photography library, social channel videos, and event installation media.  The stories shared across these platforms showcase the ways in which premium brands like BMW and Graypants have embraced responsible design across the fields of automotive engineering, architecture, and industrial design.

KP and Craig Brooks developed the creative and produced all of the visual media components.

Director: Craig Brooks
Photographer: Logan Havens
Executive Producers: Courtney Clarke and Michael Bini
Story: Craig Brooks / Lou Maxon
Production Coordinator: Kort Havens
Producer: Ryan Morris
DP: Chris Bell
AC : Steve Itano
Editor: Andrew Franks
Media: Dartanyon Race
Aerials: Shifted Cinema

Photography // Advertising & Brand Library

BMW i3 on the roadUnloading the scraplights at the GarageBMW i3 at the Garage


Sketches and ideas at the graypants design studioSeth & Jon founders of graypants incscraplights


Seth hanging scraplights installationjon prepping scraplights installation

Watch the full BMW graypants story.

Tom Kundig x 12th Avenue Iron

  • Director | Producer:: Craig Brooks

Born out of our curiosity for what makes people do what they do the Bespoke Film Series celebrates the craft, passion and people who make things by hand. This shorter format vignette specifically focuses on the Tom Kundig hardware line created and produced in partnership between 12th Avenue Iron and Olson Kundig Architects.

Director | Producer: Craig Brooks
Production Co: Kontent Partners
Director of Photography: Chris Bell
Editor: Andrew Franks
DIT: Dartanyon Race
Color: Eric Rosen // Lightpress

AlaskaUSA // State of Mind : 30 degrees

Broadcast spot for AlaskaUSA Credit Union’s “State of Mind” campaign.

Agency: remerinc
Agency CD: Dave Remer
Agency AD: David Matlock / Brett Siemen
Agency Copywriter: Chris Harwood
Director: Craig Brooks
DP: Adam McDaid
EP: Michael Bini // Kontent Partners
AD: Sarah Crowe
Editor: Andrew Franks
AC: Jason Knoll
Media: Dartanyon Race
Color: Eric Rosen // Lightpress

AlaskaUSA // State of Mind : Wave

Broadcast spot for AlaskaUSA Credit Union’s “State of Mind” campaign.

Agency: remerinc
Agency CD: Dave Remer
Agency AD: David Matlock / Brett Siemen
Copywriter: Chris Harwood
Director: Craig Brooks
DP: Adam McDaid
EP: Michael Bini // Kontent Partners
AD: Sarah Crowe
Editor: Andrew Franks
AC: Jason Knoll
Media: Dartanyon Race
Color: Eric Rosen // Lightpress

JetBlue A321 Launch // Full Film

JetBlue’s A321 Plane launch film – Full length version.

Director: Craig Brooks
Production Company: Kontent Partners
Executive Producer: Michael Bini / Courtney Clarke
Line Producer: Carrine Fisher
Agency: Paul Wylde
Director of Photography: Adam McDaid
Editor: Andrew Franks
Music: Matt Messina

Design Within Reach

Star Trek Into Darkness // Light

Acer’s broadcast commercial highlighting their partnership with Star Trek and Paramount Pictures.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS // DARK

Acer’s broadcast commercial highlighting their partnership with Star Trek and Paramount Pictures.

Sur La Table

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS // EZEL TRAILER

Acer’s broadcast commercial highlighting their partnership with Star Trek and Paramount Pictures. This film was the global launch of their new “Ezel” folding laptop.

Shwood Sunglasses

Microsoft film highlighting Shwood Sunglass in Portland, OR. Great glasses, original story, cool people..and a sweet custom VW to boot. Pick yourself up a pair and join the cool club.


Directed by Craig Brooks

Produced by Kontent Partners

EP: Michael Bini / Courtney Clarke

Director of Photography: Zack Lewis

Editor: Jimmy Chung

Acer // Inspiration

Teaming up with Radarworks Seattle office we helped Acer create a hugely successful video series – ‘Powered by You’. A singer in San Francisco, a surfer and a stand up comedian in LA.

Agency CD: Lou Maxon
Story and Direction: Craig Brooks
Director of Photography: Adam McDaid
Producers: Michael Bini / Courtney Clarke / Patricia Bilotti
Still Photos: Zen Sekizawa
Editor: Jimmy Chung
Color: Eric Rosen // Lightpress

Acer

Eames Lounge Chair // Craft

You know it, you love it..and so do we. It’s the most iconic piece of furniture ever made. Here is our homage to Herman Miller and the Eames Lounge Chair. A personal project by Craig Brooks and Team KP. Kick back, put your feet up on the ottoman and enjoy…

Direction / Story : Craig Brooks
Camera: Adam McDaid
AC: Marius Chira
Editor: Denise Burdette
Color: Eric Rosen / Lightpress

KX // Coach Justin

The new fitness company KX came to us to help create their brand launch films and develop a full brand photo library highlighting the personal stories of their coaches. We put our heads together and came up with a series of powerful films set in NYC and using their own coaches.

Direction / Story : Craig Brooks

Camera: Adam McDaid

EP: Michael Bini / Courtney Clarke

Editor: Jimmy Chung

Color: Eric Rosen

Marriott

Peter Miller // lunch at the shop

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When our good friend Peter Miller said he had a new book coming out we decided to lend a hand. What’s better than lunch with your friends? Nothing. Heat up some water, pour some wine and share some stories.

Direction / Story : Craig Brooks

Camera: Craig Brooks / Dartanyon Race

Producer: Kort Havens

Editor: Andrew Franks

Color: Dartanyon Race

Ritani

Brooks Running // Scott Jurek

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The man keeps running, and running, and running. And he’s one of the nicest guy on the planet. We spent one long day trying to keep up with ultra marathoner Scott Jurek as he ran his way around the city of Seattle.

Story and Direction: Craig Brooks

Director of Photography: Doug Hostetter

Producers: Michael Bini 

Editor: Duncan Sharp

Color: Eric Rosen

Microsoft // Roadtrip

When Microsoft launched their KIN phone, may that little thing rest in peace, Razorfish Portland came to us to help create all the media. Brand films, online tutorials, web commercials, in store videos and a massive brand photo library. “Great films and the beginnings of the hipster movement.”

Agency: Razorfish Portland

Agency CD: Aaron Johnson / Will Ulbright

Director: Omri Cohen

DP: Paul Laufer

EP: Michael Bini // Kontent Partners

Editor: Josh Bodner / Jimmy Chung

Color: Lightpress

I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.

David Bowie

The Players

craig brooks

craig brooks

founder : director View Details
courtney clarke

courtney clarke

executive producer : managing partner View Details
 michael bini

michael bini

executive producer View Details
craig brooks

craig brooks

founder : director

The man’s a race car driver. In a sweater.

Years of career developing in L.A. and New York have established an urban sensibility that is versatile and savvy.

Loves wife, daughter, parents, scotch, coffee, gin, Hemingway, David Lean, architecture, furniture, film noir, his families expanding Chihuahua empire, bacon, cookie dough, French fries, the ’60 Porsche 356 Roadster (ok, all vintage Porsche’s) and classic Chris Craft boats.

A sharpshooter’s eye for design, with core elements of dignity and diplomacy factored into the algorithm – kontent partner’s founder, director and producer – there’s a lot going on with Craig Brooks.

Diplomat Race Car Design Ninja in a sweater.

courtney clarke

courtney clarke

executive producer : managing partner

Our Lady Ambassador of goodwill, Courtney is that rare bird that likes nothing as much as she likes to help other people realize their potential and their vision. Think Linda McCartney – not Yoko.

Notable for making great impressions and creating perfect experiences for her kontent partners family with grace, savvy and kindness. An invaluable part of a creative team that strives for perfection and results, Courtney enjoys being nice, helping, a great red wine, and Chihuahuas.

Graciously managing the madness of high intensity commercial productions, her kindness can’t be overstated. The skilled handling of complexities (including but not limited to high strung tiny canine cuteness) is more than relevant to kontent partner’s smooth operations. As are kid-sized Snickers bars. More than likely there’s some of those floating around, and most assuredly, Courtney will share.

 michael bini

michael bini

executive producer

Charisma and character in the walking, talking form of kontent partner’s Michael Bini, his confidence is contagious and embodies the ideal that Kontent Partners is never without sweeping imagination and high aspirations.

AKA “Grandpa Bini” as reference to a dramatic love-able curmudgeon quality, Michael’s patented “appropriate inappropriateness” always delivers with whip sharp timing and a ricochet pace. Prepare to be exhilarated and entertained. A voracious pop culture consumer and articulate dynamo, Michael sets a pace that disallows seriousness-as-a-bummer. Sure, we’ll get serious about Vanity Fair, vampires, and Perez Hilton, but that’s important stuff. Oh, and popcorn. The man is a fanatic about popcorn.

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