For more than a decade, Process Media has produced indie films that provoke reaction and spark conversation. Now we’ve partnered with specialty finance company Three Point Capital to bring compelling viewer experiences to branded content.
Since producer Tim Perell founded Process in 2001, the company has built an impressive catalog of independent features. Titles include the twisted divorce comedy A.C.O.D., which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013; exciting filmmakers such as John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), who directed the sexually charged comedy Shortbus; and great talent like Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson, who both received Golden Globe nods for their turns in the romance Last Chance Harvey. Process films have premiered at Sundance and Cannes, and been nominated for multiple awards.
Process is driven by great storytelling that isn’t limited to a particular genre, from dark subjects like World’s Greatest Dad, starring Robin Williams and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, and the inventive sci-fi thriller +1 from rising-star genre director Dennis Iliadis, to lighter rom-com fare like The Rebound with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Trust the Man, featuring an all-star cast that includes David Duchovny, Julianne Moore and Billy Crudup.
The art of filmmaking applies naturally to branded content. It’s marketing as small-scale cinema that drives the audience to engage emotionally. Process launched its branded content division with this in mind, starting with a short film for Audi starring Claire Danes, which received 3.2 million web hits in its first eight days. It was also adapted into a 2-minute television version that aired nationally during the 2013 Emmy Awards, as well as 15- and 30-second promos.
Process Media brings together rich stories and distinctive directors to create memorable film, and we understand these are the essentials of successful branded content.
Company founder Tim Perell has been producing films, television and music videos for more than 15 years. He was named one of Variety’s “10 Producers to Watch” and received the Film Independent Spirit Producers award. His work spans a variety of genres and has premiered at Cannes, Sundance and elsewhere to critical acclaim.
Tim began his career as an A&R talent scout for Warner Bros Records before moving on to film. He then worked for indie legend John Pierson (Slacker, Clerks) at Islet Films. With several production credits already to his name, Tim founded Process Media in 2001.
He has a truly hands-on style, engaging in both the business and creative aspects of the films his company produces. He works with writers to develop a script, enlists well-known actors, and then secures financing for the project. Tim is also actively involved in shooting and post-production, and develops marketing strategy with distributors.
This focused involvement, from idea to distribution, has been a proven success. Process has produced award-winning movies and TV shows that include Last Chance Harvey, starring Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson, and World’s Greatest Dad, starring Robin Williams and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait.
Originally from the West Coast, Hannah was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Hannah matriculated at UCLA where she graduated with a degree in International Economics and a minor in Film Studies. While at UCLA Hannah began her career in the film industry as an intern for Edward Zwick and Marshal Herskovizt’s company “Bedford Falls” and Mandate Pictures.
Hannah moved to New York after graduation and began working in physical production. After working on a multitude of projects including Rob Reiner’s up-coming feature And So It Goes and Kevin Williamson’s television series The Following Hannah began at Process.