Brooke Dooley Producer

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  • IT WILL BE FUNNY LATER.

    Have you seen the movie Money Pit with Tom Hanks and Shelley Long?  We had our first major money pit moment last night. We hired a rat control company to come and remove any live rats in our attic, vacuum, clean, sanitize, put in new insulation, seal any holes where they could be getting in…they did that yesterday. They couldn’t find any live rats so they did everything else and left a couple of set traps just in case. Last night around 11PM Luke and I heard a trap go off. He w…

    Dec 31, 2016 via brookedooley.tumblr.com
  • Sleeping States - Rivers

    Sleeping States - Rivers: One of my fave indie songs of all time! …

    Dec 10, 2015 via brookedooley.tumblr.com
  • FAMILY.

    I come from a broken family.Never thought I would say those words even though my parents divorced when I was 8 years old.  I just never thought of it that way.  I always thought broken families meant something worse, like really bad…domestic violence, drug problems, single parents, and family rivalries…just turmoil.And it turns out that is exactly where I come from.  I just never realized it until now.  There’s always been a filter over it, a sugarcoat as some say.   I had some influ…

    Dec 09, 2015 via brookedooley.tumblr.com
  • LISTEN.

    Dear Friends, I produced a movie called LISTEN.  Watch the powerful trailer here: https://youtu.be/T1MW6zQ4oxU It’s about the moments in life where we have the opportunity to connect with another human being and the consequences of what happens when we miss those moments.  Set in a rural town, we follow a group of conflicted youths and adults struggling for personal connections who are united by self-destruction, tragedy and redemption.  This is not a documentary, it’s a poignant and h…

    Aug 26, 2015 via brookedooley.tumblr.com
  • Peace in Chaos

    Life is fleeting.  We are so consumed with distractions all of the time, how can we ever feel real emotion unless something jars us to our core?  It’s 4am and it’s really really quiet in my apartment.  Like the kind of quiet where you hear all of the electronics on…I hear the waves traveling through the air…it’s weird.  High pitched, lots of them. Sitting here writing being able to hear the invisible waves around me is proof that we move too fast.  We don’t hear thi…

    Jun 03, 2015 via brookedooley.tumblr.com
  • WHAT'S IN A WORD.

    Time is everything. The word Producer means so much to me, and so many people don’t know what it means.  It means I believe in something so much that I’m willing to dedicate hours, days, weeks or months of my life working on it.  I’m willing to do it for different reasons every time.   Sometimes just for the paycheck, and sometimes, the best times…for the story and the messages intertwined within the script…that part makes it worth every minute of my time I spend on it.  I wo…

    Feb 12, 2015 via brookedooley.tumblr.com
  • Guard your heart.

    “What does it mean to guard your heart?”Proverbs 4:23-26instructs believers to “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.” When Solomon refers to guarding the heart, he really means the inner core of a person, the thoughts, feel…

    Mar 26, 2014 via brookedooley.tumblr.com
  • Stickers = Labels

    “If I could just focus on one thing.”   How many times have you said that?   I’m so scattered, so spread out.  I have this thing in me that wants to keep growing and growing and going.  I’ve tried to stop it.  To settle.   It’s this constant yearning for assurance if I’m doing the right things, if I’m on the right path, if I’m pleasing other people. A lot of people throughout my life have told me, “You’re perfect” and I alwa…

    Jul 16, 2013 via brookedooley.tumblr.com
  • L.A.

    Los Angeles.   You are wild.  You are sneaky.  You are big, and you are familiar. I left my family for my dreams.  Dreams that are so close now that I can see it more clearly.  When people leave their hometown or their usual stomping ground, do they truly understand the journey they are about to go on?  No.  We don’t understand what the ride is, until we are on it.  Until we are knee-deep.  I truly believe it’s important to go out of your comfort zone to gain meaning, knowle…

    Jan 15, 2013 via brookedooley.tumblr.com
  • WILDCAT! WILDCAT! Band Review

    Shows: Silverlake’s Jubliee & Santa Monica Pier’s Summer Concert Series  Seeing this band of talent perform live is like visiting a candy store.  They’re colorful, they’re funky and they produce sounds that melt in your mouth. Every song starts out as a tease – delicately introducing us to what we’re about to feel.  Building and building into faster segments, taking us on a journey through a fresh combination of vibes.    Imagine sitting in a hip electro jazz club, then su…

    Aug 09, 2012 via brookedooley.tumblr.com
  • Time and time again.

    I get lost.  So lost.  I imagine the types of cups and glasses and plates I want in my cupboards.  The type of soap I want next to my sink.  The apps I want on my iPad.  The length of bedspread.  The placement of furniture.  The shelves of books.  The rows of shoes.  The apothecary jars of cotton.  The movies.  The food in the fridge.  What does it matter?  That’s my problem.  What does any of it matter?   It’s enjoyable, in its own way.  For a little while.  Then it…

    Jul 07, 2012 via brookedooley.tumblr.com
  • It is what it is, or so they say.

    I’m not perfect, and I’m tired of trying to be.  And I don’t want to live my life seeking money.  (Do I sound like a naive twenty-something?)  Money is a tool, yes I understand that.  More importantly, money is a concept.  When you think about that, it’s kind of weird, right?  I’m having a hard time trying to find just the right words that explain the immense value that humans have put into “money.”   What is money?  It’s an invisible value…

    Oct 10, 2011 via brookedooley.tumblr.com
  • Blurry but bright!

    Exhausted. I didn’t really think this trip through–travel time wise. I caught the latest red eye from LA at 11:45pm (so I didn’t have to miss work.) I thought, hey I can sleep on the plane… There’s a three hour time difference. That means I lost three hours of sleep. That means I haven’t slept but a few dozes in and out between shifting head on left arm on left armrest to head on right arm on right armrest. Haaahh, the joys of flying on a completely full…

    Sep 30, 2011 via brookedooley.tumblr.com
  • Hitting home.

    It’s another productive day at work.  Polishing it off with a great catch-up dinner at a yummy LA eatery.  Then it’s back on the road, using my new Waze app to find the quickest route home.  Everything is going fine for a while until I realize that I haven’t moved but three blocks in ten minutes.  I immediately blame it on the app (Thanks Waze.  I thought we were working well together.  I thought we were friends.) and plan to tell Luke that he’s right, it’s a…

    Jul 21, 2011 via brookedooley.tumblr.com
  • We're tired of looking at the camera.

    Jul 11, 2011 via brookedooley.tumblr.com