Bradford Richardson

Bradford Richardson

Screenwriter and director in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

About Bradford

I write Heartwarming Misfit Misadventures.

I was a seventeen-year-old misfit-dreamer, ditched in Minnesota, a thousand miles from my Philly home, by alcoholic parents on the run from the law. One went West. The other went East. I stayed. I discovered that my new life on my own, and making tons of mistakes, was a gift which enabled me to become an amateur stock car driver, the Lead Graphic Designer for the Coen Brothers, and Tim Burton’s Superman Lives. Naturally, I write about hope-fueled misfits who dream big, and stumble into larger-than-life situations where they must face their fears to earn unexpected new lives.

I became the Lead Graphic Designer for the Academy Award-Winning, FARGO, THE BIG LEBOWSKI and several other terrific films including, SUGAR & SPICE, THE MIGHTY DUCKS and Tim Burton's unfinished SUPERMAN LIVES.

2011 - RECKLESS WHEELS, (aka Evel Like Knievel), my Coming-of-Age Drama, was an Amazon Studios December 2011, Best Screenplay Competition, Semi-Finalist.

2016 - TUTTLESON'S HAUNTED TOY STORE, my Supernatural Family feature script became a Semi-Finalist in the ScreenCraft: Family-Friendly Screenplay Competition.

2015 - A GUITAR A DREAM & YOU, my half-hour Dramatic Comedy TV Pilot, became a Semi-Finalist in the ScreenCraft TV Pilot competition. (as, ZACH'S NEW GIG).

2015 - A GUITAR A DREAM & YOU, my half-hour Dramatic Comedy TV Pilot, also became a Quarter-Finalist in the Stage 32 TV-Writing Competition, (as SING IT).

2015 & 2014 - Top-Finalist in the ABC Talent Showcase with my Romantic Comedy short, SHUD-UP & KISS ME, (aka SPEED-DATE #3).

2012 - CRAYON HEARTS, my feature Dramatic Romantic Fantasy, was given an 8 out of 10 score by The BlackList's Professional Reader. (as WALTER CRISP'S ALMOST PERFECT MOMENT).

2011 - Successfully completed my first paid Dramatic Writing Assignment for UK Indie Producer, Ahmed Maasarani, the Dramatic Thriller - MANIPULATION.

2010 - 2nd Place Winner in Writer/Director Jessica Bendinger's Adaptation Screenwriting Competition for her YA Romantic Drama Novel, THE SEVEN RAYS.

2008 - Action-Comedy, SEMI-DANGEROUS MEN, became a Second-Rounder Finalist in the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition.

I'm a two time Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, Second Rounder Finalist. 2006 & 2008.

2nd Place Winner in Writer/Director Jessica Bendinger's Adaptation Screenwriting Competition for her YA Romantic Drama Novel, THE SEVEN RAYS. 2010

Plus, I'm a two-time Top-Five Winner in the Screamfest LA, Screenwriting Competition. 2004 & 2005.


Name: Bradford Richardson

Lives in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Occupation: Screenwriter and Director

Unique traits: Dumb-Lucky

Credits

  • Joe Somebody

    Joe Somebody (2001)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Art department When underappreciated video specialist Joe Scheffer is brutally humiliated by the office bully Mark McKinney in front of his daughter, Joe begins a quest for personal redemption. He proceeds by enduring a personal make-over and takes martial arts lessons from a B-action star. As news spreads of his rematch with Mark, Joe suddenly finds himself the center of attention, ascending the corporate ladder and growing in popularity. He's determined to show everyone in his life that he is not a nobody, but a force to be reckoned with. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

  • Sugar & Spice

    Sugar & Spice (2001)
    Film (Comedy and Crime) Art department Jack and Diane were lovers, two crazy kids living in the heartlands (Gee, and John Mellencamp didn't get any writing or soundtrack credits). Diane is the airheaded captain of the cheerleading squad, who follows her through whatever she does. Jack is, of course, the football team's star quarterback. Diane comes up pregnant and the two are thrown out of their homes. They move into an apartment, where they try to live on Jack's part-time salary as a clerk at a video store. Meanwhile both continue in school - cheerleading and quarterbacking. As Diane realizes that they are not making it financially, she recruits the other cheerleaders to help her rob a bank. Their cheerleader oath of all for one commits them to helping her. They get guns from a local hood, who gives them the weapons in exchange for putting his homely daughter on the cheerleading squad. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

  • Herman U.S.A.

    Herman U.S.A. (2001)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Art department Bachelors in a small Minnesota town, where unmarried men greatly outnumber unmarried women, decide to find wives by running an advertisement. They are surprised (but pleased) when hundreds of eager women descend upon the town. Written by dinky4, Minneapolis

  • Here on Earth

    Here on Earth (2000)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Art department The lives of three young people - a rich student, a girl from the "wrong side of the tracks" and her boyfriend - unexpectedly intersect during one fateful summer in the romantic drama "Here on Earth." Kelley Morse (Chris Klein), who is cocky and brash, normally would never have crossed paths with the residents of a small town near his posh private school. But when he takes his shiny new Mercedes out for a drive, he locks horns with some of the locals, including Jasper (Josh Hartnett). As Jasper's willful girlfriend Samantha (Leelee Sobieski) looks on, Kelley and Jasper engage in a dangerous car race that turns disastrous, leaving a popular diner owned by Samantha's mother in ruins. Kelley and Jasper are sentenced to a creatively ironic but fitting punishment: They must help rebuild the diner. Not only does this ruin Kelley's summer plans, he also must board at the home of his rival, Jasper. Kelley begins to fulfill his "sentence," but refuses to have anything to do with Jasper and his... Written by Rebecca <xxbluestarxx@yahoo.com>

  • Drop Dead Gorgeous

    Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
    Film (Comedy) Art department In a small Minnesota town, the annual beauty pageant is being covered by a TV crew. Former winner Gladys Leeman wants to make sure her daughter follows in her footsteps. Explosions, falling lights, and trailer fires prove that. As the Leemans are the richest family in town the police are pretty relaxed about it all. Despite everything, main rival (but nice) Amber Atkins won't be stopped. There could well be more death and disappointment to come. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

  • The Naked Man

    The Naked Man (1998)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Art department A man takes matters into his own hands when a pharmaceutical kingpin moves into his town to cause some real trouble.

  • The Big Lebowski

    The Big Lebowski (1998)
    Film (Comedy and Crime) Art department When "The Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude. Written by J. Lake

  • Fargo

    Fargo (1996)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Art department Jerry works in his father-in-law's car dealership and has gotten himself in financial problems. He tries various schemes to come up with money needed for a reason that is never really explained. It has to be assumed that his huge embezzlement of money from the dealership is about to be discovered by father-in-law. When all else falls through, plans he set in motion earlier for two men to kidnap his wife for ransom to be paid by her wealthy father (who doesn't seem to have the time of day for son-in-law). From the moment of the kidnapping, things go wrong and what was supposed to be a non-violent affair turns bloody with more blood added by the minute. Jerry is upset at the bloodshed, which turns loose a pregnant sheriff from Brainerd, MN who is tenacious in attempting to solve the three murders in her jurisdiction. Written by Anonymous

  • The Mighty Ducks

    The Mighty Ducks (1992)
    Film (Comedy, Drama, Family and Sport) Art department Gordon Bombay, a hotshot lawyer, is haunted by memories of his childhood, when, as the star player in his champion hockey team, he lost the winning goal in a shootout, thereby losing the game, and the approval of his coach. After being charged for drunk driving, the court orders him to coach a peewee hockey team, the worst in the league, Gordon is at first very reluctant. However, he eventually gains the respect of the kids and teaches them how to win, gaining a sponsor on the way and giving the team the name of The Ducks. In the finals, they face Gordon's old team, coached by Gordon's old coach, giving Gordon a chance to face old ghosts. Written by Liz Jordan <c9310494@alinga.newcastle.edu.au>

  • Equinox

    Equinox (1992)
    Film (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Art department Henry Petosa and Freddy Ace are twins who were separated being babies, and they do not know each other. Henry was adopted by a honest man, while Freddy becomes a gangster. Henry is very shy and has a lot of mental troubles. The film melts the two stories by a young writer who discovers that they were sons of an european noble and they own a large inheritance Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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