William Brooks: An Indie Filmmaker

 William Brooks is a graduate from the Art Institute of Charlotte with a bachelor’s degree in digital film and video production. Some of his work has been selected in local student film festivals as well as showcases in the Charlotte community. He has experience in all types of video work including short films, music videos, commercials, short documentaries, and television. He is cofounder of a small production company with two of his friends called Envy Pictures. His main passion for filmmaking is telling stories that create emotions for audiences while giving them an escape from their normal lives.

The Modest Truth is a short film about a 12-year-old boy named Daniel Ferris Jr. and his struggle to overcome physical weakness in order to impress his father and build their relationship back to normal. The story takes place in the 1960's where family is the most important aspect of any household but Daniel Jr and his father find it difficult to remedy. Daniel Jr finds that he has to put away his childhood and begin exercising in order to gain back his father's love.

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Trailer  for The Modest Truth

The Modest Truth Trailer #1 from William Brooks on Vimeo.


'The Modest Truth' Montage from Isiah Donte' Lee on Vimeo.

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