PRETTYBIRD, the production company helmed by Paul Hunter, Kerstin Emhoff, and Ali Brown, announces that award-winning director A.V. Rockwell has joined the roster for U.S. commercial and music video representation.

A.V. Rockwell’s feature film debut, A Thousand and One, which she wrote and directed, won the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Starring Teyana Taylor, the film was released theatrically by Focus Features in March 2023 and has fast become a critic favourite.

A.V. has also previously directed an episode of Lena Waithe’s television show Boomerang. Her award-winning short film Feathers was released by Searchlight Pictures and is streaming on the Criterion Channel, along with her collection of ten short films titled Open City Mixtape. She was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” and her distinctive voice has been celebrated for addressing issues of race, identity, and systemic oppression.

Ali Brown, PRETTYBIRD President: “I am so excited to have A.V. join the roster. I have been following her work for years and have always been in awe of her ability to tell stories rooted in truth with intensity and intimacy - in both her written and visual language. She is a force in every way who is only beginning to unleash her power.”

At PRETTYBIRD, A.V. joins an award-winning roster of filmmakers including Academy Award-winning duo Daniels (Everything Everywhere All At Once), Janicza Bravo (Zola), and comedy duo Tim & Eric.