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About Wade

Wade Cox was born and raised in Salem just outside of Roanoke, in Southwest Virginia. He was always a storyteller, but didn't really consider himself a writer when he was young. He developed a love of fiction early, however. His younger brother was always an avid reader, and Wade picked up the habit from him.
He graduated from Radford University with a degree in Marketing, but after a few failed sales jobs, found that marketing and sales was not really the path for him. After being downsized out of a sales job in Los Angeles, California, he sat up all night writing down a story that had been bouncing around in his head for a while. The creative writing classes that he’d taken in college certainly helped stoke his passion and skills.
That first story turned into his first novel, Bootleg Spirits. It took him 4 years to write it, working a day job the whole time. It took another 4 years of trying to get it published. Bootleg Spirits is the story of a mob war between Irish and Italians during the Prohibition era of 1920s Los Angeles.
His second book followed 2 years later, and was a collection of short stories called Splintered. Five dark tales of greed, revenge, and the horrors one visits on populate the short collection.
Wade’s literary influences range from Stephen King to Jimmy Buffet. When he started writing, Wade leaned more toward the Stephen King style, and emulated him as much as he could until he found his own literary voice.
Many people know Jimmy Buffet for his music and his restaurants, but not as many know that Jimmy has written extensively, and has been on the fiction AND non-fiction best seller’s lists. The tales of the Caribbean flow through his writings, and now Wade’s as well.
Wade has traveled extensively, living in California (where he wrote his fist book.), Virginia, and Florida. Early in his teenage years, Wade traveled to the Caribbean and immediately fell in love with island life. He has been back many times, and he currently resides in Deltona, Florida, halfway between Orlando and Daytona Beach.
Caribbean Danger marks Wade’s third published effort and he has authored numerous short stories that have appeared in various collections.

In addition to his writing, he also works in film, on both sides of the camera. He has written for film, directed, run sound, produced, and acted.

He wrote and co-produced his first film in 2012. UNSEEN MALICE won an honorable mention at a local film festival, and he was hooked. Since then, Wade has written, produced, and directed several more shorts, being nominated in several categories on the festival circuit. Since then, he has shifted his focus to features, penning several feature-length screenplays.

Loglines

  • NOVA ROAD

    NOVA ROAD Sci-fi Action Veterans of Mars' independence war deal the hottest new club drug, but are pursued by a tenacious cop and his team, who try to tighten the noose before political shifts force them to abandon their crusade altogether.

  • Gears and Fears

    Gears and Fears Western A tormented bounty hunter must stop the mysterious cult plaguing a dusty western mining camp, or an unspeakable evil will be unleashed upon the world.

  • Caribbean Danger

    Caribbean Danger Budget: $100K - $1M | Action Mystery Lee Gibson is a private detective with PTSD, whose latest case sees him hunting for a missing hacker, who it turns out is on the run from the Russian Mob.

  • Dirty Blue

    Dirty Blue Action A police detective and his partner, who both walk an ethically ambiguous line, are about to go down for their latest score, and have to figure out a way to avoid winding up on the wrong side of prison bars.

Credits

  • Dirty Blue

    Dirty Blue (2017 - 2018)
    Film by Cap Studios/Ian Stevens Writer/Producer Two police detectives, who are self-proclaimed Robin Hoods rip off drug dealers and thieves and try to make their corner of the world a better place by giving most of their loot to charities.

  • Zombros

    Zombros (2014)
    Film (short) by LMAM Productions/ Luke Chrusciel (Comedy, Horror and Short) Writer/Producer Two friends who eagerly await the zombie apocalypse quickly grow bored when it actually happens to them, but they may hold the key to the cure for the zombie plague.

  • LOOK!

    LOOK! (2013)
    Film (short) by LMAM Productions/Joe Costa (Horror and Thriller) Sound Engineer A group of friends go into the cemetery one night to visit the grave of a friend on the 1 year anniversary of her death, but they find only horrors await them after the ghost of their dead friend comes to warn them of their plight.

  • One Good Turn

    One Good Turn (2013)
    Film (short) by LMAM Productions/Wade Cox/Joe Costa (Comedy and Crime) Writer/Director Two disparate partners in a successful video game company are having sex with the same woman, and try to steal the company from one another on the most important day in their company's future.

  • Unseen Malice

    Unseen Malice (2012)
    Film (short) by Metz Productions/Dale Metz (Horror) Writer/Producer An orphaned girl grows up and goes on vacation to St. Augustine, FL, the last place she was with her parents before they died. An entity there is stalking and haunting her, but why? And what does it want?

Awards

  • Best Cinematography - Nominated for Zombros
    (2014)

  • Best Visual Effects - Nominated for Zombros
    (2014)

Education

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