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About Pier to Pier Media

Brady Valashinas (he/him)

Founder + Director, Pier to Pier Media


Brady is a director, producer, and cinematographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He has shot and produced projects all over the world for top brands like YouTube Originals, Nike, and InterContinental Hotels, among others. In 2022, Pier to Pier Media co-produced and co-created the YouTube Originals children's edutainment series, Maddie's Urban Jungles, with Executive Producer Claudia Zenkert and her German production company, SeeTreeBrady also served as Director + Director of Photography.


Pier to Pier Media and SeeTree work closely together with the goal of telling stories that deepen and expand our connections to the living planet while reaching new audiences along the way. Their approach to environmental storytelling invites everyone in to participate, without judgement.  

Brady graduated from Princeton University with degrees in Anthropology and Film/Video Production and went on to earn a master’s degree in Wildlife Filmmaking from the University of the West of England [in partnership with the BBC's Natural History Film Unit in Bristol, UK].

Brady is in his third year as the co-president of wayOUT LA, a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit that fundraises and advocates for grassroots LGBTQ+ youth organizations in places where society tells them it’s not okay to be who they really are. Since 2019, Brady and wayOUT LA have raised over $345,000 for these community-led organizations. 


In a world that often feels focused on division, Pier to Pier Media aims to find communal pathways to a better future through the power of story.

Select Clients

YouTube Originals


Taiwan Tourism Bureau

Princeton University + Mpala Research Center

Misool Eco Resort

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Intercontinental Hotels

Gallo Wine


Good Company

Superfit Hero

Betty Who

Los Angeles Magazine

Randy’s Donuts

La Boucherie

Spire 73

Awards + Accolades

Nominee - 2023 Jackson Wild Media Awards

Special Jury Prize - 2017 Flickerfest International Short Film Festival

 Official Selection - 2017 Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival

Sir Edmund Hillary Award - 2017 Mountain Film Awards

Official Selection - 2016 Canadian Diversity Film Festival

Humanitarian Award - Award of Distinction, 2016 Best Shorts Competition

Humanitarian Award Honorable Mention - 2016 IndieFEST



Claudia Zenkert

Managing Director + Executive Producer, SeeTree

Claudia, originally a molecular biologist and zoologist, has been working in the media industry for over eight years. She started with production coordination and production management but has been known for her work in project development and financing for many years.


As an executive producer, she likes working across all genres and sees herself and her company as a bridging element between broadcasters, other media outlets and the creative masterminds. Her track record includes the NHK Science Panda Award-winning documentary Naked Mole Rat – Nature’s Weirdest Superhero (ZDF/arte, Smithsonian Channel, National Geographic Channels International), the award-winning Mystery in Yellowstone (WDR, Arte France, Smithsonian Channel), as well as several limited series such as The Borderless Sky (ZDF/arte, Universum Film) and Rewilding (Blue Ant Media, Smithsonian Channel).

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