Writer/Director Brooke Goldfinch was working as an ABC news reporter in her hometown of Sydney when she decided to drop everything, move to New York, and pursue her dream of becoming a filmmaker. She attended NYU’s prestigious graduate film program at Tisch School of the Arts, where she was a scholarship student and received support from the Thyne Reid Foundation. She was taught by Spike Lee, Todd Solondz and many other notable professors.
Brooke returned to Sydney after receiving a Screen Australia Talent Escalator Grant for her short film Red Rover, which earned her the Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Director at the 2015 Sydney Film Festival’s Dendy Awards, the Canon Award for Best Direction in an Australian Short Film at 2016 Flickerfest and Best Director at St Kilda Film Festival. The film was nominated for Best Short at 2015 Austin Film Festival, the Australian Directors Guild Awards and Best Short Film Script at the Australian Writers Guild awards, the AWGIES. She was recently selected for the Lexus Short Film Fellowship, which is a $50,000 prize toward a short film.
In 2016, Brooke was chosen as a Director’s Attachment on Alien: Covenant, along with one other director. She shadowed Ridley Scott for five weeks. She is currently writing her debut feature, Splitters, a fantasy/thriller set in Wollongong.
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.
Brooke was Script Supervisor on Director Jay Anania’s The Letter, starring Winona Rider and James Franco. She has worked extensively as an Editor and Assistant Editor.