Linda Booker, Producer/Director founded By the Brook Productions in 2005, after completing the Certificate in Documentary Studies Program at Duke University. Her short film “MILLWORKER: The Documentary” chronicled the year-long odyssey of an original and heartfelt grassroots theatre production. Her first feature documentary “Love Lived on Death Row” tells the powerful story of four siblings finding forgiveness and reconciliation with their father who was sentenced to death for their mother’s murder. The film has screened in festivals (including Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, Indie Memphis, Little Rock & New Orleans Film Festivals and Cucalorus), universities, and communities across the USA and internationally since its 2007 release. The film project also received a North Carolina community screening tour grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.
Linda has produced videos for non-profits including NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, NC Coalition for a Moratorium and Girls Rock. She created and coordinates the ChathamArts Sustainable Cinema Series, an innovative and award-winning film program in Chatham County, NC.
In 2003 she spearheaded the opening of Second Bloom, a thrift shop benefiting victims of domestic violence and has served on the board of the ChathamArts and Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services. She has volunteered with Chatham County Together!, an at-risk youth mentoring program for over a decade and currently does outreach for their Mentoring Children of Prisoners project.
Linda is a Florida State University graduate with a degree in visual communications. Before her documentary and video work, she was a graphic designer and art director for publications in Florida and North Carolina.