"Sharing and learning from one another's experiences is always at the root of empathy and change. This is just one of the many reasons I love storytelling."
Photo Credit: Julian Higgins
Brooke Sebold does. See boldly that is. A writer, director, and editor currently living in Los Angeles, Brooke's work can be seen on NBC, MSNBC, PBS, the Sundance Channel, Logo, CurrentTV, and all over the internet.
Most recently, Brooke directed over 20 viral web and television spots for Planned Parenthood, an organization she proudly supports. Screening everywhere from NBC's "Morning Joe," to Youtube, to the backseats of NYC taxicabs, Planned Parenthood credits the series with swaying national support for the organization and helping to save healthcare for 23 million Americans at a time when the Trump administration fought and failed to repeal Obamacare. As Cecille Richards says, "this incredible series showcases the real and personal stories of those who provide and those who benefit from Planned Parenthood’s essential health care. I'm so proud of the quality care we provide - you can see it in these films and I encourage people to come see for themselves at one of our 650 health centers across the country.”
Brooke's feature documentary, Red Without Blue, screened at 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.
Brooke has worked as a professional editor for over a decade, cutting indies, documentaries, shorts films, webisodes, commercials and TV segments. Two shorts (Hatch, Crossing) placed in the Student Academy Awards and both received the National Board of Review's Student Grant Award. Another short, First Match, received Best Editor Award from the Columbia University Film Festival, and the Post Production Award from the Caucus Foundation. Finally, Mogadishu Madness, a TV segment Brooke cut for Current TV was nominated for an Emmy in 2008.
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. Gone, June was written by long-time collaborator Matthew Tyler. Barden/Schnee is casting, with Gersh packaging. Brooke also participated in the IFP Market with her project, Overlap. 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).
Brooke received her BA from Brown University (2003) and her MFA with honors from Columbia University's Film Program (2012). She began the LA Chapter of the Film Fatales, and served as Chapter Leader for three years.