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Who We Are

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, still photo library, music video or just stopping by the shop for lunch - we look forward to meeting you.

Savvy, experienced, agile, stylish, determined, focused and visionary — we offer the art and science of imagery and ideas.

Films. Photography. Creative.

Let’s make it happen.

What We Do

FILMS

BROADCAST COMMERCIALS, BRAND FILMS, MUSIC VIDEOS.

PHOTOGRAPHY

AD CAMPAIGNS, BRAND LIBRARIES, FASHION, STILL LIFE.

CREATIVE

BRAND STRATEGY, INTEGRATED CAMPAIGNS.

Work

Levi’s Denizen

Levi’s Denizen ‘Core Men’ Brand Commercial :30 version
Director: Craig Brooks

Production Company: Kontent Partners

Executive Producer: Michael Bini / Courtney Clarke

Line Producer: Michael Bini
Agency: 206, Inc.
Director of Photography: Chris Bell

Editor: Andrew Franks


Graypants

We like nice people. When those nice people just happen to make incredibly beautiful stuff..the world becomes a better place. Watch the films and peruse the pics we made with these very talented and nice people: Graypants Studio.

Director: Craig Brooks
Executive Producers: Courtney Clarke | Michael Bini
Story: Craig Brooks
Production Coordinator: Kort Havens
DP: Christopher Bell
AC : Steve Itano
Photographer: Logan Havens
Editor: Andrew Franks
Media: Dartanyon Race
Aerials: Shifted Cinema

Photography // Advertising & Brand Library

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BMW

“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

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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.

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

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’m first and foremost interested in the story, the characters.

David Lean

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

Born in Montana, raised in the big cities, Craig Brooks comes to the table with a broad scope of life and work experience. Well-versed in all aspects of film production, Craig’s best known for his cinematic imagery + documentary style and his instinct for capturing the compelling stories. Highly regarded as a smart and savvy creative Craig’s also well known for his fastidious but fun on-shoot style, his love of vintage racing automobiles, and his passion for design. And bacon. And coffee.

courtney clarke

courtney clarke

executive producer : managing partner

Courtney Clarke was born into the art world and spends her days seamlessly combining beautiful, creative offerings with the logistics it takes to create them. Having built a career starting in in wardrobe and production, Courtney also spent many successful years launching and managing sophisticated restaurants before joining Kontent as a managing partner very early in the company’s life. Courtney’s steadfast management of Kontent’s sustainable growth has been an essential element – helping to lead Kontent into the dynamic and innovative company it is today.

 michael bini

michael bini

executive producer

A long-arc career producer of “A bit of everything in all mediums”, Michael Bini’s contributions as producer of film and photo shoots as a Kontent partner – from concept to delivery – has marked his coming-of-age as a distinguished and high profile member of Seattle’s creative business community. Equal parts professionalism, hilarity, focus, and versatility – if Michael’s work doesn’t leave you breathless, his knowledge of celebrity news and current pop culture trends will.

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