FREELANCE VIDEO AND FILM PRODUCTION
PRODUCER | DIRECTOR
EDITOR | MOTION GRAPHICS ARTIST
CERTIFIED AERIAL CINEMATOGRAPHER
Brenda Piekarski has been working in the video and film industry for over 20 years to produce and create engaging content for brands and communities. In 2012, Piekarski merged her skills as a filmmaker with her passion for the outdoors to create Adventure Minnesota Films and the Among the Wild film project. The mission of Piekarski's films is to unite the adventure community in Minnesota and beyond through inspiring tales of everyday adventurers pursuing extraordinary goals.
Role: Founder, Producer, Director
Founded in 2012, Adventure Minnesota Films is designed to ignite passions and advocate for outdoor adventure lifestyles through inspiring tales of athletes in fierce pursuit of their sport among the wild landscapes of Minnesota.
It does this through the Among the Wild film project and the #AdventureMN Film Festival, each created to unite the adventure community and make a positive impact on our world at-large.
Role: Creative Director
Twelve Plus Media is a creative cooperative of independent filmmakers living in the Twin Cities that specialize in motion-driven storytelling for brands and communities.
Piekarski's work at Twelve Plus Media include clients such as Ameriprise Financial, Explore Minnesota Tourism, BI Worldwide, Mortenson, Center for Economic Inclusion, Westwood, Spectrum Signs, Integrated Advertising Network, KSMQ Public Television, The Mentor Network, Saints Healthcare Funds, Comcast Spotlight, United Health Group, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Aimia, Carlson Companies, Radisson, Inergize Digital, Nilan Johnson Lewis, Amicus, Merrick, Inc., Duininck Companies, Augustana Care, Women In Networking and more.
Role: On-camera Host
In 2017, Piekarski joined the cast of Let's Go, Minnesota! as the on-camera host. Produced by KSMQ, a public television station out of Austin, MN, the outdoor show travels around the state to take viewers on a wide variety of outdoor adventures and showcase all the state has to offer.