We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Lionel Anthony Cook, a filmmaker who started out as an indie filmmaker and made his way to Hollywood! It was fascinating to hear about his journey in the film business and how he managed to achieve success through sheer perseverance and talent.
Lionel Anthony Cook is a film and television editor Director of Photography, and producer who has over a decade of professional working experience.
A Philadelphia native, Cook obtained his bachelor's degree in film and television production from Temple University. He went on to write, direct and produce his first short film, “Keep Calling Me”. The film received High Acclaim at the 2008 Philadelphia Independent Film Festival. His feature film “Sure Looks Good” was an official selection of the 2010 San Diego Black Film Festival and was distributed by Maverick Entertainment. Cook went on to direct, edit, and produce four short films, a web series, and a feature film from 2012 to 2018.
In 2019 Cook got the opportunity to edit the independent feature film “The Available Wife”. This film went on to be selected for the 2020 American Black Film Festival, where it received high acclaim. Later that year, “The Available Wife” aired on BET. Later that year, Cook relocated to Los Angeles, California, where his editing career ascended. Cook was hired as the assistant editor for the feature film “True to The Game 2” which was one of the highest-grossing theatrical releases in the Indies and 2020.
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