Brooke is a writer, director, and editor currently dividing her time between New York City and Los Angeles. Her directing and editing work can be seen on NBC, MSNBC, PBS, the Sundance Channel, Logo, Comedy Central, and Adult Swim.
In 2007, Brooke and her film collaborators, Todd and Benita Sills, completed their first feature length documentary, “Red Without Blue.” The film captured the singular relationship between two identical twins as one transitions from male to female. “Red Without Blue” screened at over 200 festivals, universities, and museums around the world receiving dozens of awards, including the Audience Award at Slamdance, and the Jury Award at Frameline. Her narrative shorts have also received a number of honors including the Special Jury Award at the Florida Film Festival, the Alexis Award at Palm Springs ShortsFest and the Cine Golden Eagle Award for Excellence in Directing.
In addition, Brooke has worked as a professional editor for over a decade, cutting indies, documentaries, short films, webisodes, commercials and TV segments. Two of the short films she edited (“Hatch,” “Crossing”) placed in the Student Academy Awards and both received the National Board of Review’s Grant Award. In addition, “Mogadishu Madness,” a short piece she cut for CurrentTV, was nominated for an Emmy in 2008.
In 2010, Brooke participated in the Berlin Talent Campus and the Berlin Co-Production Market with “Gone, June,” a feature-length expansion of her award-winning short film, After The Snow. Brooke is currently in pre-production on her first narrative feature film, Overlap, written by collaborator, Lisa Rubin. Susan Stover (“High Art,” “Laurel Canyon,” “Welcome to the Dollhouse”) is attached to produce, with casting by Eyde Belasco (“Half Nelson,” “500 Days of Summer,” “Transparent”), and packaging by UTA. Production will begin in New York City next summer.
Brooke’s work tends to address the ambiguities of identity, exploring marginal experiences so that the viewer can question the conditions that shape his/her own self-image. She received her B.A. from Brown University (2003) and her M.F.A. with honors from Columbia University’s Film Program (2012). She continues to express her artistic voice through both documentary and narrative films, exploring untold stories that compel and provoke change.