Laurence Brook

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Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2014Writer/Director
Film (Short)
Heroics
Laurence Brook
London Film School
2014Producer
Film (Short)
You Are Whole
Laura Spini
London Film School
2014Producer
Film (Short)
Severed Garden
Goncalo Almeida
London Film School
2013Director
Film (Docu)
Psychics
Laurence Brook
London Film School
2013Producer
Film (Short)
Get Clean
Adam Stunkle
London Film School
2013Writer/Director
Film (Short)
TriviaLondon Film School
2012Producer
Film (Short)
Endeavour
Keith Kopp
London Film School
2012Writer/Director
Film (Short)
Mime Von Mime
Laurence Brook
London Film School
2012Writer/Director
Film (Short)
Frankenspud
Laurence Brook
London Film School
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2014MA FilmmakingLondon Film School

    About me

    I am a graduate Producer/Director from the London Film School MA Filmmaking course.

    With all of my work, either as producer director or even writer, I am driven by creativity. Whether that is coming up with an exciting story or characters or thinking about how to turn obstacles into advantages in a creative manner.

    During my two and a half years on the Masters course I have produced six shorts films, in a combined role as a creative producer but with many production management responsibilities also.

    My standout achievement was the casting of Hollywood actor Fred Melamed (A Serious Man) for a student film, You Are Whole. The script was originally written with Fred in mind, as he was one of the director’s favourite actors. I managed to get the script through to him and, given his interest, arrange to bring him over to the UK for ten days to shoot the short. It was my first experience of dealing with professional agents and it was very encouraging that the process went so smoothly.

    In addition to casting, I also fulfilled the production management duties of the films that I produced. Therefore I was responsible for the crewing, equipment hire, location procurement, transport and logistics, catering and budgeting. Although these experiences have been sometimes draining, they have given me a great education in how to put together a project and how to balance many aspects of production in an organised manner.

    Prior to attending my masters course I worked for two years as a supply chain analyst for Lactalis McLelland. I was responsible for managing the supply and logistics for a number of retail clients.

    Outwith my experience of being a producer and professional experience I feel that my strongest suit is communication and getting on well with people. I pride myself on taking the time to understand the way in which different people work and communicate and finding a way that I can work well with them.

    I have received a well-rounded film education from the London Film School meaning I have had the opportunity to train and work as AD, sound recordist, camera operator, 1st AC, DP, gaffer, production designer and editor. Although I do not claim to excel in all of these departments, it has given me an appreciation for all of these roles and the ability to understand the filmmaking process as a whole as well as working more efficiently with all members of the team.

    Referees

    Britt Harrison - London Film School

    David Bain - University of Glasgow, Philosophy

    Additional Information

    I have an undergraduate Scottish MA degree in Philosophy for which I achieved 1st class honours.

    I was president of the Cut! Filmmaking Society at Glasgow University in my spare time, helping to enlist over 200 students and arranging the societies first Gala screening for 250 people at the CCA, Glasgow.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    DBS checked
    • No
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Documentary
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (Short)
    • Television
    Experienced in
    • Comedy
    • Documentary
    • Film (Short)
    Years in industry
    • 1 to 3 years