Lawrence Ribeiro is an action cinematographer/director who specializes in combining stunts, culture, movement and aesthetics. Lawrence has shot 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 and Andy Armstrong. Earlier in his career, Lawrence also trained classically under well-known cinematographer Howard Wexler as well as Lane Leavitt, an innovator in the stunt world. He has written for ICG, MovieMaker and Filmmaker magazine and 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 has been privileged to be a judge for the Emmys last several years.
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 50,000 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, studying algorithms, art appreciation, hiking and hockey.