Writer | Director | Producer
Known as The Marketing Stylist® for most of her career, Lisa has worked as an art director, graphic designer, and marketing director. Now as the owner of the award-winning creative agency PrettyWork Creative LLC (PWC), she serves as the company’s CEO and creative director. She along with her team help their clients tell amazing stories through video.
Lisa co-produced the award-winning documentary, What Mercy Looks Like in 2017. 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 an Official Selection at the San Antonio Film Festival.
Through PWC, Lisa produced and directed the documentary, Just One—a story about dual-status youth. The documentary won a Silver Remi at the 2022 WorldFest Houston International Film Festival and was an Official Selection at the 2022 San Antonio Film Festival.
Another PWC project, The Spiral, a client docudrama has been selected as a finalist in the Texas Indie Filmmaker Awards.
The success of client projects inspired Lisa to create her own work. She launched PrettyWork Studios in 2018 and My Father The Queen is the studio’s first feature film.
Lisa graduated cum laude from Ashford University with a B.A. in Public Relations and Marketing in 2012. As a staunch advocate for women business owners, she served on the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Houston board as Director of Public Relations and as their chapter president from 2018-2020. She currently serves on the organization’s national Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging committee. Lisa is a proud member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® and has served as co-chair and chairman of building wealth initiatives.
Kathryn J. Hatam
Producer | Unit Production Manager
Kathryn is an experienced filmmaker versed in multiple facets of production. She credits her love of the visual and performing arts to dedicated teachers and amazing mentors. Throughout high school, she performed not only in school productions but also in both local and professional theatre groups.
While her performing was confined to only a few shows in college, where she studied International Affairs and Psychology, Kathryn found her way back to the arts a few years after graduation. In an unlikely turn of events, a fledgling production company was beginning an independent feature film in her hometown and needed support. Kathryn started her career by producing several small independent films, and then rapidly expanded into the Casting and AD Departments on major studio productions.
Since then, Kathryn has served in many capacities on a wide variety of projects and has traveled all over the United States: from Virginia to Minnesota, The Carolinas to Los Angeles, New Orleans to the Tennessee mountains, Mississippi, Alabama, and back again.
She believes that collaboration with professionals from diverse backgrounds, as well as an understanding and appreciation of other departments’ roles, grants every filmmaker a better working relationship and higher success rates in their projects – not to mention a better quality of production and a balanced, welcoming workplace culture.
Amongst other programs, Kathryn sits on the advisory board for The Grandin Theatre Film Lab which nurtures high school filmmakers through hands-on learning. She is active in several community organizations and persists in expanding accessibility to filmmaking by championing unique, diverse, and underserved voices. Kathryn believes that strong partnerships and representation not only in front of but behind the camera expand all of our horizons and shows the world what is truly possible.
Director of Photography
Houston native Brandon James uses his passion for film combined with years of experience in videography, photography, and film production to aid him in producing a diverse range of premium content. Brandon has worked on many commercials, music videos, documentaries, episodic series, promos, films, and animation projects.
Jessica is an actress born and raised in Houston, TX who fell in love with film at an early age. She began pursuing her film career at the age of 20 and has been featured in films starring Omar Gooding. She later began to take an interest in the production side of film where she has assistant directed, coordinated, and recently was production supervisor for a feature starring academy award-winning actress Mo’Nique. Jessica continues to pursue her acting career with the hopes of showing the world that it’s possible to well both on camera and behind the camera.
Executive Producer & Actor (Carolyn)
Dr. Nikki Coleman
Actor (Dr. Taylor)
Actor (Nurse Marshall)