Global Stories with a Unique Perspective

   GEOFF BROWNE

writer / Director

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“You kind of have to come from 'documentaries' because not everything is planned (on narrative film sets.) You have to be flexible to the moment." 

                                    

              Roger Deakins Oscar winning cinematographer.

I am a Montreal-born award-winning filmmaker residing in Los Angeles. I’ve traveled the world shooting and directing docu-dramas, commercials, and narratives for over twenty-five years. The countries include Nigeria, China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Iran and Saudi Arabia.

I am always on the lookout for an interesting story to tell from people’s perspectives that is often overlooked. And nowhere is too far away. I once lived alone in a Tibetan village without translators or assistants to shoot a documentary called ‘Call it Karma’ that played on TV and at festivals around the world.

I traveled to Nigeria twice and lived in an orphanage to write and research ‘Yahoo Boys’ the feature-length version of my short film ‘Gboy’.

‘Yahoo Boys’, which I will direct is optioned to the Oscar-winning producers of ‘The Kings Speech’ (Bedlam Productions) and the Oscar-nominated producers of ‘The Fighter’ (Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson.)

As a cinematographer I’ve shot thousands of hours for numerous documentaries that have either played in festivals such as Hot Docs in Toronto (Quality Balls The David Steinberg Story) or have aired on a variety of networks, Netflix, Hulu, Sundance Now, Discovery and Reelz Tv to name a few. Some highlights include shooting  for two-time Oscar-winning director Malcolm Clarke on two of his feature documentaries Pig Farm (Sundance Channel and Better Angels.) I also shot over three years for Nat Geo’s series Drugs Inc.

I am represented at one of LA’s premiere management companies Circle of Confusion.

I am a Sundance Collab Alumni and have studied under Peter Markham who was head of the directing department at AFI for 25 years.

               

I studied acting for four years with

Aaron Speiser.  A number of his students have been nominated and won Oscars.

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Photo by Geoff Browne

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