DP Alice Brooks ASC and her collaboration with Lin-Manuel Miranda on Netflix’s hit musical Tick, Tick… BOOM!

Iain Blair

January 2, 2022

2021 was a huge year for cinematographer Alice Brooks ASC. Well-known for her rich, textured photography, powerful compositions and dramatic lighting, she become a member of the American Society Of Cinematographers (ASC), and received rave reviews for her inspired work on In The Heights (2021) the film adaptation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical, directed by Jon M. Chu. She followed that success with another high-profile project, Tick, Tick…BOOM! for Netflix and Imagine Entertainment. Another musical, it’s directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who makes his feature film directorial debut, and produced by Ron Howard. An adaptation of the semi-autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson (Rent), the film stars Andrew Garfield as Jon, a young theatre composer trying to make it in New York City in the 1990s, alongside a stellar cast that includes Alexandra Shipp, Vanessa Hudgens, Judith Light and Bradley Whitford.

2021 was a huge year for cinematographer Alice Brooks ASC. Well-known for her rich, textured photography, powerful compositions and dramatic lighting, she become a member of the American Society Of Cinematographers (ASC), and received rave reviews for her inspired work on In The Heights (2021) the film adaptation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical, directed by Jon M. Chu. She followed that success with another high-profile project, Tick, Tick…BOOM! for Netflix and Imagine Entertainment. Another musical, it’s directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who makes his feature film directorial debut, and produced by Ron Howard. An adaptation of the semi-autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson (Rent), the film stars Andrew Garfield as Jon, a young theatre composer trying to make it in New York City in the 1990s, alongside a stellar cast that includes Alexandra Shipp, Vanessa Hudgens, Judith Light and Bradley Whitford.