Nick Brooks

Nick Brooks is an author and award-winning filmmaker from Washington, DC. He is a 2020 graduate of University of Southern California s TV and Film Production program, with a focus in writing and directing. His short film, HOOP DREAMIN’, earned him the George Lucas Scholar Award, one of the most prestigious awards in USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. The film was recognized by film festivals across the world, and was a finalist in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Film Fest. His newest film, BEE, earned him the James Bridges and Jack Larson Award for Writing and Directing, another high achievement. BEE was also an official selection at the 2020 American Black Film Festival (ABFF), where Nick was featured as an Emerging Director. He is currently in development for his first feature film, WE WERE BORN KINGS, with Mandalay Pictures. As a filmmaker Nick strives to tell heartfelt stories that are socially relevant and inspiring. Before becoming a filmmaker, Nick was an educator working with at-risk youth and many of his stories are colored by his experiences with the children and families of his community. He loves hip-hop driven content, tales of coming-of-age and genre bending concepts. Nick has worked with companies such as LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment, Netflix and Black&Sexy TV. Learn more at