Lawrence Ribeiro is an action cinematographer/director that specializes in combining stunts, culture, movement and aesthetics forming Action Design. Lawrence has shot and directed well over 100 action sequences, from car chases and motorcycle stunts to fight sequences and has been mentored by the top stunt coordinators in the industry – Garrett Warren, Gary Powell and Andy Armstrong. Lawrence is currently in post on a car chase, and his recent collaborations include editor extraordinaire Rick Pearson and Hollywood legend Doug Trumbull. Earlier in his career, Lawrence trained classically under well-known cinematographer Howard Wexler and under Lane Leavitt, a top innovator in the stunt world. He has written for ICG, MovieMaker and Filmmaker Magazines. Lawrence has given talks on action cinematography at the Art Center College of Design and at Film Independent, and currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Previsualization Society. Lawrence is privileged to be a finalist judge for the Emmys.
Lawrence’s love for action and the arts was fused in his unique upbringing. His father was a Navy frogman, professional rally driver and robotic engineer and his mother was a lover of all art forms. By the age of 21, Lawrence had traveled over 60,000 miles around the globe. His curiosity and sense for adventure led him to some of the most dangerous environments and jobs in the world, from heli-logging to mountain search and rescue to conflict zones. Lawrence has written the book, The Unknown Art of Driving, and is releasing his second book, Action 101 – A Guide to 2nd Unit/Action and the Arts. In his free time, Lawrence enjoys treasure hunting, Native American mythology/culture, 1960s-1970s African-American culture, art appreciation, hiking and hockey.