Ad Age is marking Black History Month 2023 with our third-annual Honoring Creative Excellence package. (Read the introduction here.) Today, our guest editor Kwame Taylor-Hayford turns the spotlight to artist and filmmaker Garrett Bradley.
“Garrett is second-to-none when it comes to storytelling that explores our humanity and society,” says Taylor-Hayford. “Channeling deep emotion and empathy, her work in film is widely awarded and celebrated. I’m excited to see her make a similar mark on the world of advertising.”
Bradley signed with production company Prettybird last summer, in the wake of countless accolades for her film work. Time Magazine, for instance, called Bradley’s “Time” (trailer below) one of “The 25 Defining Works of the Black Renaissance.” She received the Best Director for Documentary award at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival for “Time,” which was also nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2021 Academy Awards.