Hoop Dreamin'

USA | 2016 | 6 minutes | Nick Brooks

Out of school on summer break, eight-year-old Tariq learns the powerful lesson about hard work and sacrifice.

Director Biography

Writer and director Nick Brooks is an aspiring filmmaker born and raised in Washington, DC. Nick graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and went on to receive a Master's degree in Education from George Mason University. While pursuing his Master's, Nick taught Kindergarten, First Grade and Middle School in inner city of DC. Here is where he found his passion for serving his community and educating young minds. Merging his newfound passion with his love for creativity and art, Nick began writing film and created a children's books series, "The Adventures of Yan"i. As a filmmaker Nick strives to create powerful images that not only entertain, but inspire and educate.

  • Director: Nick Brooks
  • Principal Cast: Nick Brooks, Travion Fields, Terrell Joyner II, Nadirah Shakir, Devin Smith
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 6 minutes
  • Producer: Nick Brooks, Milana Edwards, Taylor Toynes
  • Screenplay: Nick Brooks
  • Cinematographers: Calvin Herbst
  • Editors: Calvin Herbst
  • Music: Nick Brooks
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: English
  • Format: Digital File (.MP4)

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