Jim Marbrook is a filmmaker whose documentaries and short films have won prizes and appeared at global festivals. His short film Jumbo was recognised at the 1999 NZ Film Awards and has screened at festivals and on television here and overseas.
His television work has included contributions to Greenstone’s Mercury Lane and Sons for the Road, a documentary that played on TVNZ’s Artsville in 2006. The feature length documentary Dark Horse won Best Feature Documentary at the inaugural DOCNZ International documentary festival in 2005. Another feature length documentary Ko Whanganui te Awa screened on Maori Television in 2006.
In 2008, Creative New Zealand's Screen Innovation Fund awarded Marbrook a $24,900 grant , which will allow him complete his current documentary Cap Bocage, a film about Indigenous land rights, the environment and mining in New Caledonia. He is also a television lecturer in the School of Communication Studies at AUT University.