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RON BRODIE IS A 1STAVEMACHINE
27 October 2020

Forward-thinking director and creative Ron Brodie has signed to 1stAveMachine for representation.

With a broad range of creative influences which encompass his Jamaican-American heritage, world travel, and the blurred lines between identity and community (to name but a few), Brodie is a seasoned storyteller and filmmaker with a diverse and compelling body of work.


Brodie is driven by a relentless urge to explore why and how stories are told, and actively works to uplift and offer a platform to tales often overlooked by the mainstream.

"My approach is to identify where truth and relatability exist within a story and amplify it to the point where the message is personal or shared by the audience on a visceral level," he elaborates. "I love pairing these sentiments with a poetic approach to cinematography and editorial decisions that drive the story forward. My goal is to make films that leave lasting impressions longer than their designated runtimes."


Having previously served as 1stAveMachine's Head of Creative Development from 2010-2012, Brodie is already familiar with the ins and outs of his new creative home.

It's no wonder, then, that 1stAveMachine Partner Sam Penfield commented on his decision to re-enter the fold with understandable enthusiasm: "Ron joins us in the same way we have built the roster, working together first and signing second to ensure we maintain our culture of hard-working, humble, and collaborative talent.

Ronís commitment to raising the bar and bringing forward fresh stories is something we have always admired. He is a dear, dear friend of ours, but, equally important, he is a talented and tenacious filmmaker who is greatly admired by all who work with him. Welcome back, Ron!"

For more information about Ron Brodie's upcoming exploits at 1stAveMachine, get in touch with Kerry Smart at kerry@1stavemachine.com or on 0203 206 6450.

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