Defy Films is a Miami based film production company that was founded by Rich Bradley and Erika de Jesus. Both are Miami International University of Art and Design graduates who set out to make great films through the usecompelling stories and visually enticing images. Regardless if they are producing music videos, commercials, documentaries or films, their mission is to always tell a story that connects with the audience.
Director Rich Bradley is a Boston native who moved to Miami to study Film Production. During his time as a film student, Rich produced several of his own independent films and worked as a camera man on films such as “Dawg Fight”, directed by Billy Corbin of Rakontur Media Group. After working on a few local films, Rich became lead postproduction editor for a local news station, WSVN Channel 7, where he was responsible for creating compelling headlines and story opens for breaking news and night show segments. After three years of news editing, Rich was offered to be the assistant editor for Flavor Unit Entertainment, a company founded by Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere in 1995. Flavor Unit has produced several films Miami. Two of the films, “House of Bodies” and “Percentage” (which can be seen on Netflix, BET and RedBox), Rich worked as the editor and post production supervisor. After completing both films, Rich decided to start his own production company with Erika de Jesus, who also worked at WSVN Channel 7 as a Post Production Editor for four years.
Together the pair has produced documentaries, commercials and are finishing two short films scripts and two feature length film scripts that will begin production in 2015. The team has also produced several music videos for local artist, live events such as concerts, MMA fights and corporate events. Defy Films mission is to always be creative storytellers regardless of the project. Through the use of compelling writing, high-end technology and creative editing, Defy Films creates visuals that communicate with their target audience regardless of what the task is, proving that limitations are in the past. Impossible is outdated.