Brooke Goldfinch was an ABC news reporter in her hometown of Sydney when she moved to New York to pursue her ambition of becoming a filmmaker. She was a scholarship student in NYU’s prestigious graduate film program at the Tisch School of the Arts, where she was taught by Spike Lee, Todd Solondz and many other notable professors.
Whilst at NYU, Brooke was selected by actor/director James Franco to write and direct a segment of the compendium feature film THE COLOR OF TIME, starring Jessica Chastain, Mila Kunis and Henry Hopper. The film was based on the Pulitzer prize-winning poet CK Williams’ collection.
Brooke is currently in development on her feature film SPLITTERS, a sci-fi thriller, produced by Truant Pictures and Arcadia, which explores the systemic misogyny within the cosmetic industry. She has also received development funding through the Create NSW/ABC Half Hour Drama Initiative for her series ATTEMPTS, co-created with Corrie Chen for Matchbox Pictures.
In 2016, Brooke received one of four places in the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship, the outcome was Brooke’s short film OUTBREAK GENERATION, a dystopian story set in the midst of a global epidemic. The film screened at Flickerfest as well as Sydney Film Festival. That year, Brooke was also Ridley Scott’s Directors Attachment for ALIEN: COVENANT, honing her craft from one of the greatest living directors.
Brooke’s narrative student films have screened in festivals around the world including Edinburgh and Rome. After her time at NYU, Brooke returned to Sydney after receiving a Screen Australia Talent Escalator Grant for her short film RED ROVER, which earned her the award for Best Director at the 2016 St Kilda Film Festival, and the Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Director at the 2015 Sydney Film Festival. The film follows two evangelist teenagers in rural America during the final days of Earth. Her other shorts include SEXY, which won the 2013 CINE Golden Eagle Award, PEN PAN, which screened at the 2013 Glasgow, Edinburgh, Sarasota and Cucalorus Film Festivals, and TWO LADIES AND A GENTLEMAN, which screened at the 2012 Sarasota Film Festival. In addition to her work as a writer and director, Brooke was script supervisor on director Jay Anania’s THE LETTER, starring Winona Rider and James Franco. She has also worked extensively as an Editor and Assistant Editor.
Brooke has a number of projects in development in both film and television.
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