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Anderson, Brooke

Biografie


A leading regular role in television's Logie award winning series E Street (1989), a nomination for the prestigious Penguin Award for Best Performance by a Juvenile, and winner of the Variety Club Award for Most Outstanding Juvenile Actress.

Brooke won international acclaim when she was just six years old, with her portrayal as the young make-believe mother in the hard hitting cubby house, drug abuse commercial that won awards all over the world. Brooke then proved herself to be one of Australia's most popular young stars, winning rave reviews and hearts across the country for four years, with her portrayal of Claire Fielding; headstrong young daughter of Dr. Elly Fielding (Penny Cook) in Ch.10's long running series E Street (1989).

Evolving into one of Australia's leading teenage entertainment personalities and in constant demand, Brooke's credits include A Country Practice, Water Rats (1996), Home & Away and the popular ABC series GP - her first musical It was a Very Good Year for Kevin Jacobson Productions, a lead in the Tele-movie You and Me and Uncle Bob (1993), her own family series Glad Rags (1995), for the nine network and British television, Ocean Girl (1994) series 3 & 4, 'Jonathon Shiff' Productions, (Ch. 10) & the Disney Channel, and the Search for Treasure Island Series 1 & 2 for The Grundy Organization. Her singing & dancing talents led to appearances on stage, television, clubs and conventions around Australia, from the Entertainment Center to Darling Harbor and the Opera House. Brooke released her first C.D. single & video clip, a pop-rap song Step Back (Peace not War) for Mushroom records when she was just 12 years old. In 1998 she worked in Los Angeles with renowned record producer Shel Talmy (The Who, David Bowie, The Kinks).

Whilst Brooke has been acting since she was four years old, her aspirations have broadened over the last several years to include a passion for the “behind the camera” action. Taking three years off to finish her schooling, Brooke decided to actively study writing, producing and directing in the USA, completing several courses with prestigious film schools, including: The Hollywood Film Institute and The International Film and Television Workshops and UCLA.

Settling in Los Angeles, California, Brooke interned at the Production Office of Local Boys; with the producers at Capstone Pictures (Jennie Lew Tugend, Ricarda Ankenbrand & Ron Moler; and in development at Tony and Ridley Scott's Scott Free Films. In June, 2003 Brooke joined the independent feature film Diamonds & Guns as 1st AD; filming in Las Vegas and starring 'Renee O'Connor (I)'.

Brooke has recently stepped back into the acting world with five independent feature films wrapped successfully since 2003; a Co-Star role in the hit series Lost (2004), and the up and coming Sitcom Happy Hour (2006).

In January 2005, Brooke formed her first production company, Gala Films which helmed her award-winning debut short film “Forced Entry.” After Writing/Producing/Directing and Editing the project as BP Anderson, the short is already traveling the world-wide festival circuit as an “Official Selection” to over 18 festivals, including: TropFest, Method Fest, Toronto World Wide Short Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Seattle International, Rhode Island International, Filmstock in London. It was a semi-finalist at the Action/Cut short film competition, winner of “Best of the Fest”, “Best Comedy” & “Best Supporting Actor” at the Great lakes International Film Festival; and a top-five finalist for the Rosemount Diamond Award at the Jackson Hole Film Festival; recognizing “the next generation of Australian Film Talent.”

Brooke won international acclaim when she was just six years old, with her portrayal as the young make-believe mother in the hard hitting cubby house, drug abuse commercial that won awards all over the world. Brooke then proved herself to be one of Australia's most popular young stars, winning rave reviews and hearts across the country for four years, with her portrayal of Claire Fielding; headstrong young daughter of Dr. Elly Fielding (Penny Cook) in Ch.10's long running series E Street.

Her singing & dancing talents led to appearances on stage, television, clubs and conventions around Australia, from the Entertainment Center to Darling Harbor and the Opera House. Brooke released her first C.D. single & video clip, a pop-rap song Step Back (Peace not War) for Mushroom records when she was just 12 years old. In 1998 she worked in Los Angeles with renowned record producer Shel Talmy (The Who, David Bowie, The Kinks).

After starring in an abundance of critically acclaimed film and television projects, Brooke's aspirations broadened to include a passion for the “behind the camera” action and she moved to LA to actively study writing, producing, directing and the business world of Film and TV at UCLA. Brooke then worked in production on “Local Boys” for Capstone Pictures (Jennie Lew Tugend & Ron Moler) and in development at Tony and Ridley Scott's Scott Free Films.

Shortly after working as the 1st Assistant Director on “Diamonds & Guns” for dHb and Pictures, starring 'Renee O'Connor (I)'. Brooke formed her first production company, Gala Films, which helmed her award-winning debut short film “Forced Entry” which she wrote, produced, directed and edited. The short became an “official selection” to a diverse array of international film festivals and won numerous awards including winning “Best of the Fest” & “Best Comedy” at the Great Lakes Film Festival; A semi-finalist for Action/Cut; and a top-five finalist for the Rosemont Diamond Award at the Jackson Hole Film Festival.

Gala Films then went on to Produce the Feature Film “Off The Ledge” in association with Cordova Pictures (Brooke's 2nd Production company) which is now available on DVD. Brooke also Co-wrote & Directed the film in addition to joining the ensemble cast alongside Justin Whalin & Anne Ramsay and numerous other talented actors. The film screened as an official selection to the NewFilmmakers LA @ Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood which included an interview about the film with the prestigious Moviemaker Magazine.

Continuing her studies behind the camera while venturing back into the acting world, Brooke worked on the hit series 'Lost' and Fox's Sitcom 'Happy Hour' as well as joining 6 Independent feature films, including an Official Selection to the 2010 Sundance Film festival “The Perfect Host” starring David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford & Helen Reddy.

Brooke and her Production Company are presently in Post Production on the Feature “Detention of the Dead”, and in active development on three feature films, a feature remake, four TV pilots and a feature film in association with Cordova Pictures, Brooke's Production Company with Writer/Producer, Dawn Higginbotham.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gala Artists Management

Trivia
She is also a singer. Her song “Step Back Peace Not War” was published by Mushroom Records.

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