Mark Brooks (director)

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Mark Brooks
MarkBrooks in 2010.jpg
Born (1970-05-07) May 7, 1970 (age 52)
Denver, CO
OccupationProducer, director, writer, musician

Mark Brooks (born May 7, 1970)[1] is an American producer, director, writer and musician known for his work on projects such as Metalocalypse, Moonbeam City and Serenity. He is a member of the dark electronic pop group Night Club.

Early life[edit]

Brooks was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. Using the pseudonym 3 Kord Scissor King, Brooks co-founded and played guitar for the influential punk band Warlock Pinchers while still in high school.[2] The group disbanded in early 1992 when Brooks was 22[3] During college Brooks co-founded the band Foreskin 500 with Diggie Diamond in the mid-1990s. Initially just a duo with Diamond on vocals and Brooks playing everything else, the group eventually rounded out its lineup with Dave Kerr and Dave Moore.[4][5]

Directing career[edit]

In 1999, Brooks began his animation career in Los Angeles, co-founding the animation studio Gifted Men Productions. It was here where he co-created the animated shows "Lil' Pimp", "Creamburg" as well as directing The Slim Shady Show starring Eminem. Lil Pimp would go on to become a feature film produced by Revolution Studios/Sony Pictures co-written and directed by Brooks.[6] The film featured Brooks in the lead role alongside William Shatner, Bernie Mac, Ludacris, and Lil' Kim. After Lil' Pimp was completed, Brooks began writing/directing TV shows such as Metalocalypse, Black Panther" and Moonbeam City.

Music career[edit]

In 2012, Brooks formed the dark electronic pop band Night Club with Emily Kavanaugh.[7] In 2017, Brooks produced and co-wrote "Tears in the Rain", "Wild Roses", "Edge of the Blade", "528hz" and "432hz" with electronic cholo-goth duo, Prayers for their Baptism of Thieves LP. Brooks' music has been featured in such films and television shows as The Fan, Mad Money, Blonde Ambition, "Las Vegas", and The Riches.

Filmography[edit]

Feature film[edit]

  • Lil Pimp – director, writer[8]
  • Serenity – Director for "Fruity Oaty Bar" sequence.
  • Baton – Animation director [9]

Television[edit]

Music videos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ says, Joshua Fields (2012-10-10). "Night Club Tackles Dark Pop". The Nervous Breakdown. Retrieved 2022-06-30.
  2. ^ Murphy, Tom (2010-08-06). "Warlock Pinchers: An extensive oral history straight from the jokers' mouth | Westword". Blogs.westword.com. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  3. ^ Night Club Band Interview, retrieved 2022-06-30
  4. ^ "Flash Metal Suicide: Foreskin 500". 9 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Man Posse". 2003-08-14.
  6. ^ "Web's 'Pimp' joins Revolution". 2000-08-09.
  7. ^ "Night Club — Free listening, videos, concerts, stats and pictures at". Last.fm. 2015-10-22. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  8. ^ a b "'Lil' Pimp' Co-Creator Mark Brooks Promoted to Creative Director at Titmouse". 21 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Azumi's Kitamura to Direct Baton Animation in US/Japan - News". Anime News Network. 2009-01-28. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  10. ^ "Little Big Awesome – Titmouse".
  11. ^ "Black Breath Releases "Home Of The Grave" Video - in Metal News". Metal Underground.com. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  12. ^ "Danzig: Assista ao trailer de 'Danzig Legacy' - Didi Ramone". Archived from the original on 28 April 2015.
  13. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110721010404/http://www.pitchengine.com/pitch/95048/. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved October 18, 2010. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ "Watch the Melvins' new video, "The War on Wisdom," and download their new EP". AUX.TV. 2012-03-13. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  15. ^ [1][dead link]
  16. ^ "Slayer Debut "World Painted Blood" Video Online | Theprp.com – Metal And Hardcore News Plus Reviews And More". Theprp.com. 2015-09-17. Retrieved 2016-02-15.

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