Cornelius Broderick

Cornelius Broderick

Nightbreed Films
Director, Screenwriter, Editor, Cinematographer and Producer

Brooklyn, New York

Member Since:
March 2015
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About Cornelius

My passion is storytelling with an emphasis on dark subject matter. Favorite genre is horror, sci-fi a close second. I've written horror, thriller, sci-fi and drama. One comedy short. I model my productions after the D.I.Y./Microbudget/Guerilla-style of indie filmmaking. Examples include: The Blair Witch Project, El Mariachi, Paranormal Activity, Pop Skull, Eraserhead. I use a variety of different, "non-traditional" and experimental production methods-- in particular the style of filmmaking using available light, resources as much as possible.

To pay the bills I build the stages and lighting for concerts in NY/NJ as a member IATSE Local 536.

I am currently in development on my debut feature film, Cemetery Hill (2020), a science-fiction horror based on my own original screenplay. The script is a 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Quarterfinalist.

Official 2016 Oaxaca FilmFest endorsement: "Cemetery Hill is Predator by way of H.P. Lovecraft. Cult Status Guaranteed.'

Looking to connect with like minded artists who share the passion of storytelling on the indy level.


  • Cemetery Hill

    Cemetery Hill Budget: $1M - $5M | Sci-fi Horror In the near future, a group of Marines is sent on a mission into the Alaskan wilderness to take control of a remote outpost where they discover a superhuman enemy lurking in the darkness.

  • Animaniac

    Animaniac Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller A bullied boy who sees acts of violence in the form of cartoons grows up to become a violent and misunderstood vigilante.

  • The Leeds Devil

    The Leeds Devil Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror While traveling to a music festival, a group of college friends get lost in the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey where they encounter an unearthly beast thought only to be a legend.


  • Reverend

    Reverend (2017)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director "Reverend" is a suspense/thriller short film based on the skeletons everyone has in their closets. No matter how people present themselves in the public eye, true evil still lives everywhere lurking beneath the surface. To our dismay, even the most unsuspecting people can be pure evil from one moment to the next. Written by Adam Nutter (screenwriter, co-director)

  • The Checkout Line

    The Checkout Line (2017)
    Film (Drama, Sci-Fi and Short) Director, Writer, Producer In a dystopian American future, two strangers decide to end their lives at a government-sanctioned suicide center known as The Checkout Line. Once they meet, fate may have other plans. Hope and love rage against the darkness of despair in this 10 min sci-fi drama. Written by Cornelius Broderick

  • Now, a short film

    Now, a short film (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The past has the force to pull us back, the future has the power to mentally derange us but it's the present that can keep us afloat. Now is about that moment between past and future, it's a story of someone trying to hold on to her present.

  • Percentage

    Percentage (2015)
    Film (short) by Scordio Productions First AC/Assistant Director

  • Wrong Train

    Wrong Train (2014)
    Film (short) by Nightbreed Films (Horror) Writer/Director/Editor/Producer In the early morning hours of New York City, two young men enter a subway train, only one comes out. But that is just the beginning of this nightmare.

  • Forget Me

    Forget Me (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »


  • Cemetery Hill - Finalist - Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest

  • Cemetery Hill - Finalist - Film & Screenplay Contest

  • Cemetery Hill - Quarter-Finalist - PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

  • Cemetery Hill - Quarter-Finalist - Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

  • Cemetery Hill - Quarterfinalist - Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

  • Cemetery Hill - Finalist (sci-fi) and Nominee Best Original Concept & Best Script - Oaxaca FilmFest

  • Cemetery Hill - Semi-Finalist - Screamfest

  • Winner - Best Demo Reel - Paris Play Film Festival

  • Winner - Best Horror Demo Reel - Shriekfest

  • Animaniac - Winner 2nd Place - Feature Screenplay Competition - Terror Film Festival

  • The Checkout Line - Top 20% - Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

  • The Trail - Winner 'Honorable Mention' - Feature Screenplay Competition - Terror Film Festival

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