Douglas Brooks

Douglas Brooks

South Island NZ
NZ European
Age Range
38 - 50
179cm / 5ft 10in
112cm / 44in
103cm / 41in
99cm / 39in
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Doug Brooks has developed a rich and varied career in his 25 years of performance. Beginning as an actor and branching out to teaching, writing, directing, and producing, he is a key player in the growing filmmaking community in his home base of Nelson.  His recent credits include the BBC series Mystic, US series The Wilds, Shortland Street, where he plays bikie Skinny, Amanda Philip’s feature film Bowie, and the short film Ascendance with LA-based Vega Productions.  Doug has had production experience in a wide variety of roles, on sets ranging from BBC Scotland and Dreamworks’ Light Between Oceans to community short film projects.  His short film Sons of 71 won the People’s Choice award at the 2017 Top of the South Film Festival, and The Flame won Best Short Film at the 2017 Auckland International Film Festival. He was also awarded best actor at the Top of the South Film Festival in 2017 and 2016. 


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2018 Blue Moon Reuben & Gilly Dir. Stef Harris Feature Film
2017 Bowie Jason Ryan Dir. Amanda Phillips Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2021 Mystic s2 Trawlerman Libertine Productions Drama
2020 The Wilds Becca's Dad Amazon Drama
2017-2018 Shortland Street Skinny South Pacific Pictures Drama
2006 Reichenbach Falls Burke BBC Scotland UK Drama
2008 Mainland News Presenter Mainland Broadcasting NZ Other
2006 Shoot First Short Films Presenter The Film House, Edinburgh Other

Web Series

Year Production Role Company / Director
2018 Oddly Even Doug Cinnamon Thieves Productions


Year Production Role Company / Director
2016 Killer B Movie Improviser Wellington Improv Troupe
2016 Circle of Song Improviser Dir. Linda Calgaro
2016 Off the Cuff Improviser Down with Mondays
2016 Likewise, Sydney Improviser Dir. Cindy Tonkin
2015 Boys at the Beach Bully Centrepoint Theatre
2015 Metamorphoses Bacchus, Scientist, Narrator, Erysichthon, Philemon Body in Space Theatre Company
2015 DO I? Best man New Zealand Improv Festival
2015 Jail Birds Prison Psychologist New Zealand Improv Festival
2014 The Map Improv Artist/Presenter Body in Space Theatre Company
2014 Nelson Symphony Orchestra Winter Festival Concert - WWI Composers Tommy Nelson Symphony Orchestra
2014 Reading of the Will Inspector Andrew Logan Body in Space Theatre Company
2013 Lock Up When You Go Robert (Veitnam Veteran) Body in Space / Nelson Arts Festival
2013 Into the Light (National Improv Festival) Improv Artist Body in Space
2013 The Blitz Experience London Auxiliary Fire Chief Dramatix Ltd, dir. T J Ramsay
2013 The Deep End Improvised Comedy Show Presenter Body in Space
2012 The Pillow Man - Live Read Through Tupolski Body in Space / Theatre Royal
2012 My Father's Footstep Daniel One-Man Self-Devised Work
2012 Landfall in Unknown Seas Narrato 130th Abel Tasman Commemorations
2011-2015 Deep End Improvised Comedy Improv Artist Body in Space
2011 Terra Nova Edgar Evans Body in Space
2010-2011 Macbeth Macbeth Body in Space / Adelaide Fringe
2010 Ferdinand the Bull Story Teller Nelson Symphony Orchestra
2009 Freeload Messenger The Independent Theatre Co
2009 Summer Shakespeare Petruchio / Benedict / Pyramus Will Power Productions
2005 Lovers Joe Brennan Edinburgh Fringe
2005 The Shawl John Edinburgh Makars

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2021 Rock Bottom Jimmy Bottom Rock Bottom Short Film
2020 Sleep No More Macbeth Brooklight Creative Short Film
2018 Opal Valley Slipway Justin Eade Short Film
2018 Brawl of Bakersfield Mitchell Michael Ortiz Short Film
2018 Solitary Soldier Mitchell Michael Ortiz Short Film
2017 Father Between Conor Falvation Films Short Film
2017 Sons of 71 Rob Brooklight Creative Short Film
2017 Ascendance Mitchell Vega Productions, USA Short Film
2016 Late Equaliser Dave Dir. Gwen Daly Short Film
2016 Belvedere Excelsior Scott Twentyman Dir. Justin Eade Short Film
2015 A Sorry Business Dealer Little White Dog Films , dir. James Bacskay Short Film
2015 The Flame Kurtl Falvation Films Short Film
2015 Forgive and Baguette (v48 Hour Film Festival) Harper Harrison Cobra Mongoose Entertainment Short Film
2015 Takeout Express Terell Dir. Justin Eade Short Film
2014 Cry Wolf Scottish Caretaker Falvation Films Short Film
2014 Outer Darkness Jason the Zombie Apocalypse Survivor Falvation Films Short Film
2014 Guardian Angels Phillip Dir. Aaron Falvey Short Film
2013 The Cut Customs Officer Dir. Daniel Allen Short Film
2013 Shooting the Moon Travis Early Brooklight Creative and Aperture Short Film
2013 Herbert Herbert Dir. Ashton Wastney Short Film
2013 Rosie Visions Dude Dir. Gary Davis Short Film
2012 Titanium Butter Knife The Lumber Jack Brooklight Creative Media Short Film
2012 The Deep End Improv Artist Allshorts Film Festival / V48 Hr Film Festival Short Film
2011 Aroha Flats Pilot Sam Brooklight Creative Media Short Film
2009 The Griffin Condition Kyle Griffin Brooklight Creative Media Short Film
2008 Space Junk Tall Red Brooklight Creative Media Short Film
2006 One Cold Night Joe Leith 24 Hr Film Festival UK Short Film
2005 Marmite Chris Edinburgh Media Pro Soc UK Short Film


Year Production Role Company / Director
2009 Letting Go - Web Series Jamie Brooklight Creative Media


Year Production Role Company / Director
2019 Holden SUV Range Brains Sweetshop


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2019 Producers Workshop with Nadia Maxwell & Alex Clark NZ Film Commission and Top of the South Film Production Society
2019 Actor's Reset with Jon Hunter Top of the South Film Production Society
2018 New Zealand Film Comission Development Lab New Zealand Film Commission
2018 Introduction to the Perdekamp Emotional Method Sarah Victoria & John Hunter, PEM New Zealand
2018 Chris Dudman Directing Workshop New Zealand Editors and Directors Guild
2016 Dynamic Conditioning - Physical Theatre Mary Rinaldi, Remote Fiction Theatre
2016 Attack of the Killer B Movie - Improv Hayley Webster, Wellington Improv Troupe
2016 Improv and Character Jason Geary, Impro Melbourne
2016 Gender and Improv Jennifer O'Sullivan
2016 Song Circle - Finding Voice Linda Calgaro
2015 Booyah - Improvised theatre Lori Dungey, New Zealand Improv Festival
2013 Meisner Training Rik Stowman
2011 The Art of Improv Daniel Allan (Body in Space)
2011 Suzuki Method Lisa Norriss (Body in Space)


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