With over 100 action sequences under his belt—from fist fights to car chases—Director and Action Design expert Lawrence Ribeiro is an international man of action.
In 2019, Lawrence released his latest book, "Action Realism: The Art of Action." Using the art and science of an innovative new approach, "Action Realism" gets to the heart of creating action.
MovieMaker Magazine reviews, "Action Director Lawrence Ribeiro's new book goes beyond its scope as a technical production manual to become a holistic treatise on creativity... ‘Action Realism’ is a great overview of an intimidating aspect of the moviemaking process."
In 2017, his film “The Chase” won 8 Best Action and Cinematography Awards. Originally conceived as a camera test for JVC, it exemplifies what can be done through raw stunt work, camera movement, locations, sound, and the editing of extraordinaire Rick Pearson (The Bourne Supremacy). Adforum cited, "Lawrence’s personal style combines art with grit."
Now as a consultant to a major Silicon Valley company, he’s designing a Formula 1 driving program for next generation drivers. And in seminars at ProMaxEurope, Art Center College for Design and Film Independent, he teaches: How to maximize action on screen. How to cut costs in the creative process. And, how to be safe on set.
Adforum states, "Lawrence's mission is to educate clients, agencies and production companies about how a combination of the right team and the right techniques can result in genuinely thrilling content that doesn’t cost a fortune.”
You can look forward to his bold collaboration with three cinema legends. A unique project with Hollywood VFX legend Doug Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner)—an experience that will set the bar for what can be done with revolutionary Maji technology. An exceptional artistic endeavor with cinematographer legend Chris Doyle (Hero, In the Mood for Love) that will combine action principles with aesthetic movement. A hush-hush project with Hong Kong martial arts legend.
Lawrence is a contributor to MovieMaker and Filmmaker magazines and BCMA (Branded Content Marketing Association). He serves as a finalist judge for the Emmy Awards and the Venice Television Awards.