I'm an award winning film and television writer/director, an alumna of Sundance, The TIFF Talent Lab, the CFC Directors Lab and Women in the Director's Chair. My films have screened on five continents and garnered many awards. My comedy feature The WBI just won Best Reserve Screenplay at the 2014 FEFF, and I've optioned two TV series for development this year. I just wrapped directing 6 episodes of the sci-fi series Close Encounters, while developing a full slate of projects for my company The Heat Mansion.
Name: Annie Bradley
Lives in: Toronto, Canada
Company: The Heat Mansion
Occupation: Director, Screenwriter, Story Analyst and Producer
Television (Action) Director Reenactments of alien encounters.
A Woman's Dream (Royaye Shirin)
Television (Drama) Writer A WOMAN'S DREAM (Royaye Shirin) is the dramatic journey of a young Iranian female singer from humble beginnings who is attempting to achieve her dreams and become a big star but it doesn't look possible in the society and country she lives in. A marriage proposal from an older wealthy man will change her life leaving her country, love and family behind, and takes her to America to achieve her dreams but she has no idea what opportunities and cultural challenges in this modern new world await her. Will she have the courage and inner strength to empower her voice to be heard? Written by Anonymous
Television (History) Director
Film by Annie Bradley (Short, Music and Romance) Director II is a short dance film which tells the story of two parents celebrating their partnership and life together, set in the moments before their daughter's wedding. The film features performances by Canadian legends Evelyn Hart and Rex Harrington. Written by Anonymous
Christmas with Holly
TV Movie by Allan Arkush (Drama and Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Traumatized by her mother's death, a 6-year-old girl stops talking but is cared for by her three uncles. The story unfolds as all of them find the importance of family.
Candice Tells All
Television (Reality-TV) Director Candice and her crew remodel homes for people. They usually start by demolishing the part of the home that will be remodeled and after construction work is over, they decorate the space. They combine sequences of the construction work with personal life activities that may involve the home owners. The series is light hearted and does not provide too many details in terms of interior design, as other shows do.
Television (Drama) Director
World's Greenest Homes
Television (Documentary, Crime and Mystery) Director A murder has been committed... But as the evidence piles up, so does the confusion. Cold Blood returns you to the crime scene so you can examine all the clues for yourself. Can you piece together the facts and eventually crack the case? Combining the thrill of a mystery with the visceral experience of true crime drama, Cold Blood navigates the confounding twists and turns on the journey to solving a homicide, tracking the emergence of new evidence, new revelations, and new suspects... As competing theories come to light, Cold Blood explores how the crime could have occurred from each perspective. Experience real investigations as they unfold. Follow the forensics as it reveals the truth. Written by Cineflix Productions
Television (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Director Real-life detective thrillers which combine stylized dramatic reconstructions, unique archive and compelling interviews with key characters.
Television (Crime, Fantasy, History and Horror) Director In each episode, two urban legends and one true strange story are narrated; and in the end the narrator tells us which of the three was true, and which ones were fake legends.
The End of Nevermind
Film by Annie Bradley (Short and Drama) Director The story of the power of friendship in the aftermath of a tragic loss.
Film by Annie Bradley (Short and Drama) Director 12 year old Violet just wants a winter coat that fits, but what she gets is a surprising friendship that fits her best of all.
Film by Annie Bradley (Short) Director On the streets of Havana, Learie McNicolls, a dancer from Trinidad, recites poems he's written as his music plays. The poems are of love, loss, and freedom. Although solitary women watch from time to time, it's basically the poet facing the camera: shaved head, sometimes wearing a hat, dressed simply in black overalls and a white singlet, performing, moving, and gesturing. Written by <email@example.com>
TV Movie by John Badham (Biography and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Since boyhood, orphan Bobby 'Evel' Knievel never could resist risks or keep out of trouble. He's determined to leave the mining town Butte, willing to try any job or scam. Linda Bork agrees to join his adventurous life. Slowly he makes a name for himself using his gift with motorbikes - as an original, traveling stunt-rider. A nearly fatal jump and fall at Caesar's Palace bring national fame. An unprecedented manned rocket canyon jump proves a nightmare challenge. Written by KGF Vissers
Film by Roger Spottiswoode (Comedy and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Early in 1996, three Republican campaign operatives take a job in secret assisting Boris Yeltsin's reelection. Once in Moscow, they find he's polling at 6 percent with the election a few months away. While Dick Dresner wants to go home, George Gorton and Joe Shumate vote to stay. First, they must get someone's attention; they succeed finally with Yeltsin's daughter. Then it's polling, focus groups, messages and spin. Even as Yeltsin's numbers go up, the trio are unsure who hired them and whether Yeltsin's allies have a different plan in mind than election victory. When the going gets toughest, it's Gorton who puts a spin on our stake: democracy and capitalism must win. Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Comfort and Joy
TV Movie by Maggie Greenwald (Romance, Comedy and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The life of Jane Berry was all materialist, until one Christmas Eve, she is involved in a car accident that changes her life forever. She wakes up to discover she is the mother of two, a wife and that her only job is in the house, besides her frequent volunteer work. Written by Alyssa K. email@example.com
In the Hothouse
Film by Annie Bradley (Short) Director A brilliant composer and his wife. A beautiful poetess muse. An illicit liaison. An intercepted letter. A betrayal that happens. In The Hothouse. Experience this chapter from the life of Richard Wagner captured in a web of opera and dance.
Interviews with My Next Girlfriend
Film by Cassandra Nicolaou (Short and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The fight to win the title of next girlfriend is the subject of this hilarious short. Nine women are questioned by an unknown interviewer to see if they measure up.
The Matthew Shepard Story
TV Movie by Roger Spottiswoode (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In 1998, a young gay man by the name of Matthew Shepard was robbed, viciously beaten and left tied to a fence to die. Although he was soon found by the police and hospitalized, he soon expired. This film recounts the events after the conviction of the two men responsible for this hate motivated murder. Matthew's parents, though satisfied by the conviction, are finding the sentencing phase of the trial more difficult. The parents initially want to request the death penalty for their son's murderers, but the mother, Judy, starts to reconsider. As they struggle with their decision, they decide to reexamine the life of their son and rediscover his personality, his struggle to accept his homosexual sexual orientation as a natural part of his being and above all, his generous humanity to others. All of this leads the parents to appeal to the court the way their son would have wanted, not out of vengeance but to represent best of what their son was and the tragedy of his loss. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My Daughter's Secret Life
TV Movie by John Fawcett (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Kaitlyn is a high school student whose obsession with gambling leads to her accumulating a mountain of debt. Her habit also causes a high degree of family tension.
Film by Billy Morrissette (Comedy and Crime) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Joe McBeth is a hard-working but unambitious doofus who toils at a hamburger stand alongside his wife Pat, who has a significant edge in the brains department. Pat is convinced she could do a lot better with the place than their boss Norm Duncan is doing, so she works up a plan to usurp Norm, convincing Mac to rob the restaurant's safe and then murder Norm, using the robbery as a way of throwing the police off their trail. Though two stoners and a would-be fortune teller warn Mac that bad luck awaits him, he gathers his courage and goes through with his wife's scheme. At first, things seem to have gone just as Pat hoped, and after Norm's sons sell the restaurant to the McBeths (they pay for it with the money they stole from Norm), business takes off. But vegetarian police detective McDuff is convinced there's foul play at the new center of the fast food universe, and when the McBeths fear that fry cook Banco knows more than he's letting on, Mac takes charge in the plotting department ... Written by Anonymous
Film by Bill Robertson (Comedy and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Ben Reddick is a writer for Boomer magazine in Toronto. His fledgling career gets a boost when his boss Victor gives him a cover story article to write. He has mixed feelings about it because of the topic: telephone dating. Victor gave him the assignment if only because the job wouldn't threaten his stable marriage to his wife Sarah, despite Victor stipulating that Ben is not to meet any of the female date seekers face-to-face. Beyond the daunting task of finding a larger apartment for themselves, Ben does state that his and Sarah's marriage is perfect, so much so that they are thinking about starting a family, complete with a dog. However, their marriage truly is based primarily on sexual attraction - as all his past relationships have been - and not a true emotional connectedness. Ben's personal and profession lives get intertwined when his apartment hunting duties start to overlap with his telephone dates. But they overlap in a more meaningful way when he truly does make an ... Written by Huggo
Love Come Down
Film by Clement Virgo (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, and his brother, Matthew, is a boxer consumed with the pleasure and pain of his skin. Neville becomes enchanted with Niko, a beguiling young singer who becomes entangled with him on his journey of self-discovery. With the support of their long-time friend Julian and Sister Sarah, a nun with a past, Neville and Matthew come to understand love in all its forms. Written by Conquering Lion Productions/FilmWorks
Film by Annie Bradley (Drama and Short) Director "Cocktailed Confusion" is the story of a young man with a secret. A secret so disturbing that he imbibes to confuse his own mind from the reality of his world. But there is always the morning after and the memories from the night before ....throw in a missing vintage car ....a woman who is bad to the bone ....a series of false clues .....the nasty tricks of the subconscious and a twist ending and nothing will seem like it should be! Written by Annie Bradley
Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang
Film by George Bloomfield (Family and Fantasy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director One day, a boy named Jacob Two-Two (aptly named because every phrase that he utters is repeated) decides to set out to prove himself to his parents that he can do things, so his father, who is tired of hearing his wife order him to do the shopping, sets Jacob out to buy two tomatoes. As Jacob makes his way to buy them, the greengrocer in the shop keeps telling an officer that Jacob was threatening him, so Jacob escapes, but only just, hitting his head rather hard and awaking in court where he is sentenced to two years, two months, two weeks, two days, two hours, two minutes, and five seconds to a children's prison run by not only a mad wrestler presumed lost, but also two (also aptly named) bird-like and fish-like cohorts as well as slimy humanoids that spray resisters with slime to stop them in their tracks. Helping Jacob in his mission are two young agents that aim to free all of the children kept prisoner in the swampy penitentiary. It is up to Jacob Two-Two to escape this heinous ... Written by Theshapeshifter
The Life Before This
Film by Jerry Ciccoritti (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In Toronto, after a holdup goes awry, two gunmen kill or wound several people at a cafe. A flashback takes us through the victims' day. Sheena, a talkative woman approaching middle age, vacillates about showing up for a blind date. Jake, an attorney who has "borrowed" from a client's trust fund, faces ruin when she dies. Maggie, the ugly-duckling daughter of a TV star, gets an audition on her own and may be late for her shift at the cafe. A laconic bug exterminator, grieving for his dead daughter, goes through a day of pain and memory. Two prepubescent girls set up an elderly teacher on a charge of sexual impropriety. Can any make decisions that change the shooting outcome? Written by <email@example.com>
What Katy Did
TV Movie by Stacey Stewart Curtis Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A thirteen year old girl seems to be more than her widowed father can handle at times, even with the aid of her aunt, until a tragic accident changes the young girl's outlook on life.
Film by Don McKellar (Comedy, Drama, Romance and Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director It's 18:00 in a somewhat deserted Toronto on the last day before the scheduled end of the world at midnight, the end which has been known now for months. Most people are treating midnight as a matter-of-fact event with little sense of panic. In fact, many are celebrating this last day. Most have very specific wants for this last day and will do whatever they need to to make those wants happen. And some, such as Duncan and Donna with the gas company, are working, ensuring that the masses are served and comfortable during the final hours. The Wheeler family are marking the last day by having a Christmas party, although sullen adult son Patrick, his thoughts in part stemming from being recently widowed, has made it clear he wants to be alone in his own home at the end. Patrick's wants may be in jeopardy when a woman named Sandra - Duncan's wife - lands on his doorstep. Sandra is stranded, trying to make it across town to her own home so that she and Duncan can carry out their own last ... Written by Huggo
Escape: Human Cargo
TV Movie by Simon Wincer (Action and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director An American entrepreneur is closing a deal in Saudi Arabia in 1977. After a fallout with his influential Saudi partners, they have him arrested. Due to the US policy of noninterference in SA, the embassy won't help him. He must escape.
Boy Meets Girl
Film by Andrew Newman (Short, Comedy and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Time to Say Goodbye?
Film by David Hugh Jones (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A doctor suffering from Alzheimer's wishes to end his life, causing a severe rift in the family, with each side convinced they have the father's best interests at heart.
TV Movie by Don McBrearty (Drama and History) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director This series tells the story of the world's fastest fighter plane ever built, in 1950's Canada, and how the project was dropped due to political pressure from the United States. Written by Steve Richer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues
Television (Action, Crime, Drama and Fantasy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Kwai Chang Caine was a priest at a Shaolin temple, where his son Peter also lived and studied. The temple was destroyed and father and son each thought the other had perished in the fire. For many years, Kwai Chang 'walked the earth,' while Peter became a big-city cop. Finally, they are reunited and now together they battle evil, using wisdom, martial arts, and occasionally even Peter's service pistol (only as a last resort). Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
TV Movie by Alan Smythe (Crime, Drama and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director After a brutal attack leaves Lisa Temple without her memory, her husband declares that she is another woman. She begins to find out just what that means when she begins to try to recover that lost memory. The life that emerges is one of a bitter and depressed woman who who has apparently alienated everyone, including her husband. He has already filed for divorce. This new woman that she has become though, convinces him to put his plans on hold. As she rebuilds her life Lisa and husband fall in love again. There is danger lurking however, and one last angry memory waiting to surface. Will their love survive? Written by CD
Film by Jerry Ciccoritti (Comedy and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Lucy (Leslie Hope), her husband Michael (Victor Ertmanis), and their business partner William (Dan Left) are the owners of a small publishing company in Toronto. The stability of their lives are thrown into an emotional maelstrom with the arrival of Sloan (Peter Outerbrige), a former boxer-turned-writer whose first book (based on a serial killer) is about to be published by their company. Sloan gets in over his head when he embarks on a steamy affair with the sexually ravenous and frustrated Lucy, who longs to re-create her S&M-filled days in Paris gone by. But Sloan soon embarks on another affair of his own with the openly gay William which leads to sexual confusion for the writer. All in the while, Lucy's befuddled husband, Michael, slowly goes crazy over learning of his wife and business partner's dalliance with his client until he decides to join in on their bed-jumping as well. Written by Larry B.
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