PrettyWork Creative is where nonprofit organizations come to
shift the culture and redirect narratives
through powerful video.
Through compelling storytelling.
No “White saviors.”
No dehumanizing or victimizing those they serve.
Just real stories told in a way that honors the work
and the people they serve.
Nicole PurnellMaternal Health Advocate / MoMMa's Voices
After working with PrettyWork for events, it was a no-brainer to hire them again when we needed another video produced. They traveled across the country for us, filmed on-site without us even being there. They understood what we were looking for and produced a beautiful video that we can use in many ways to support awareness of our cause. We have recommended them to others and will work with them again in a heartbeat!
Rebecca BrittMaternal Health Advocate / Preeclampsia Foundation
We hired PrettyWork to produce a short film that included an ethnography of a patient and physician interview. The film was a case study of what quality care for maternity patients, particularly patients of color can look like. Lisa took the time to understand our vision, our audience, and our key messages. We worked across several states and I wasn't able to be at the actual film location, but Lisa was able to gather enough information through zoom meetings to develop a storyboard and execute the project. She is responsive and sent us sneak peeks, as well as first cuts soon after filming ended. She was open to feedback and incorporated all our recommendations into the final piece. We couldn't be happier!
Kelly OpotFormer Executive Director / Collective Action for Youth
Lisa was visionary and supportive in working with us on a total overhaul of our image and I am so pleased with the final product. Her talent in rebranding and video production is impeccable. Rather than trying to tell us what we should be thinking or marketing, I always felt heard and that she was translating the vision of our organization and message into reality. Every team member she brought as a part of the Pretty Work team was incredibly talented, professional, and truly a joy to work with. Lisa is transparent and flexible in a way that makes decision-making easy. I am so grateful the Collective Action for Youth had Lisa help us craft how to tell our story and design our image.
Lisa and her husband Elgin Alexander produced their first documentary entitled, What Mercy Looks Like in 2017 and the project is available to watch on Amazon.com. It is a story about the volunteers who helped rebuild Houston after Hurricane Harvey and the organization that spearheaded the mission. The documentary won a Gold Remi at the 2018 WorldFest Houston International Independent Film Festival and was Selected for Showing at the San Antonio Film Festival.
Lisa recently produced and directed the documentary, Just One—a story about dual-status youth for Collective Action for Youth. The piece won a Silver REMI from WorldFest Houston in March of 2022.