Aaron Brookner is a director and a scriptwriter based in New York City. He began his career working on Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Coffee and Cigarettes and Rebecca Miller’s Personal Velocity before making the award-winning documentary short The Black Cowboys (2004). His feature film The Silver Goat (2012) was the first ever feature film created exclusively for iPad, released as an App and downloaded across 24 countries.
In 2011 Brookner initiated a project to find and restore the films and archive material of his late uncle and earliest filmmaking influence, director Howard Brookner. This led to the successful recovery and restoration of cult classic Burroughs: The Movie (1983), about beat generation icon William S. Burroughs.
Brookner is currently at work on his second feature film Uncle Howard, a documentary about the life and newly rediscovered work of Howard Brookner, who died in 1989 at the age of 34. It is executive produced by Jim Jarmusch.