Redtail Media, LLC was founded by Chris Burke and Jared Cotton in 2006. The company won an Emmy in 2009 for their documentary, Bloody Thursday, which told the story of the violent struggle to form the Longshoreman's Union during the Great Depression.
Redtail's recent work includes co-creating Discovery’s new hit The Devils Ride with Custom Productions' Steve Stockman, for which they also established the look and feel of one of television's grittiest reality series and produced the super-cool show-open in house; directing and producing on Food Network's primetime series $24 in 24, and Executive Producing and directing a forthcoming hourlong series for Esquire Network.
In addition to their television work, Burke and Cotton are die-hard evangelists for America's flourishing craft beer movement, producing web video for Alaskan Brewing Company, and video, creative strategy and photography for the new Anchor Brewing Company web site.
Burke is a Los Angeles native and graduate of Yale University, where he produced his first documentary film about the history and culture of America’s universities in wartime. Prior to founding Redtail Media with Cotton, he was a freelance broadcast editor and field producer.
Cotton graduated from Chapman University Film School, where his senior thesis film earned him the award for Best Cinematography. Originally trained as a photographer, he brings an astute artistic sense to his work in everything from commercials to feature length films.