Brooke Goldfinch- See director BIO
Writer and director Brooke Goldfinch was a news reporter in her hometown of Sydney, Australia when she decided to drop everything and move to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a filmmaker. She was a scholarship student at NYU's prestigious graduate film program at Tisch School of the Arts, where she was taught by Spike Lee, Todd Solondz and many other notable professors.
Brooke's narrative short films have screened in festivals around the world including Edinburgh and Rome. Brooke returned to Sydney after receiving a Screen Australia Talent Escalator Grant for her short film Red Rover which recently earned her the Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Director at the Sydney Film Festival's Dendy Awards and a nomination for Best Short Film Script at the Australian Writer's Guild AWGIE awards. The film follows two evangelist teenagers in rural America on the final days of Earth. She is currently writing her debut feature, Pretty Lucy, about a woman who slowly loses control because of an obsessive love.
Brooke was selected by Actor and Director James Franco to write and direct a segment of the compendium feature film The Color of Time, starring James Franco, Jessica Chastain, Mila Kunis and Henry Hopper. Based on the Pulitzer prize-winning poet CK Williams' collection, The Color of Time is a poetic road trip through CK Williams' life.
Prior to moving to the US, Brooke won a number of accolades for her short films including the Art of Documentary Prize, the ABC Stateline award, and the New South Wales U-Film competition. She is also a recipient of the NSW Film and Television Office's Young Filmmakers Fund Grant.