Bradley Pontecore

Bradley Pontecore

Madness Maker Films
Filmmaker

Chicago, Illinois

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June 2017
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About Bradley

Since the moment of his birth in Danville Illinois, Bradley knew he had a knack for telling stories. That his mother went into labor with him during CHINATOWN, could have something to do with it.

As a producer, writer and director of short films dating back to the age of 13, Brad brought his love for storytelling to the American Film Institute in 1997. As one of the youngest filmmakers in his class, Bradley wrote and produced five films including the thriller TERRA MEA - the story of a man trapped for eternity inside a box with a jealous lover. He also wrote the Hitchcock-inspired film, STALE IDENTITY for director Mitch Levine. While spending a year immersed in the Native American culture of California and Canada, Bradley wrote and produced the 2000 Sundance Film Festival selection, MY BROTHER, starring the film and television actor Adam Beach (FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS, WINDTALKERS and SMOKE SIGNALS).

Changing his sights to the advertising world, Bradley teamed up with the marketing unit at Miramax for Martin Scorsese's GANGS OF NEW YORK and wrote the tag line, "American was born in the streets", which promoted the film on a world-wide basis on both posters and the theatrical trailer.

For 13 excruciating years, Bradley became a minor league player in the advertising and marketing industry, specializing in online and social media marketing for top agencies in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. Bradley has written copy for global brands including Wrigley's, Kellogg's and Jim Beam, while staying true to his innate artistic sensibilities, but eventually grew tired of writing Nascar oriented landfill.

Over the years, Bradley has teamed up with director Mitch Levine for a number screenplays including SHUDDER, the story of a police photographer who discovers that his photography is revealing haunting truths from the past. Mitch and Brad have also written BACK OF THE YARDS, the tale of an inner-city artist who loses his way and must find redemption. This script was a quarter-finalist in the 2010 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting Competition.

In 2015 after a life changing epiphany, Bradley picked up the camera again and began making music video for his friends, the Chicago murder metal band, Macabre. It was while shooting a video with long-time friend Ian Tomele, that the two decided to make PUNK BAND (2018). For the film, Bradley and Ian's band Voice of Addiction spent four and a half grueling weeks on the road. The tour just happened to take place during the 2016 Presidential Debates and took on and took on an extreme revolutionary feel.

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  • PUNK BAND

    PUNK BAND Documentary PUNK BAND is the chaotic story of a politically conscious Chicago punk-rock band self-destructing on the road, as the country self-destructs around Donald Trump's American Dream.

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