Kevin Stuart Brodie’s day job is as a high school history teacher, but he has been writing and publishing most of his adult life. He has published essays in the Santa Cruz Spectacle, Grassroots Economic Organizing (where he once served as contributing editor), and poetry in a number of publications including Sojourners. Kevin has done a number of poetry readings throughout southern New England. He has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
A few years ago, a story that had tormented him for months was consistently refusing to be written as a novel, despite Mr. Brodie’s best efforts to turn it into one. He finally realized that he actually saw the story as a movie and wrote his first screenplay, “Ashes.” That script, work shopped at the Pulse Ensemble Theater in New York City, placed in both the Writer’s Digest and Century City Film Festival competitions. It was also a quarter finalist in the 2012 Nicholl Fellowship for Screenwriting.
Incurably infected with the screenwriting bug, Kevin has since written four others, and all have been work shopped in New York with Pulse. One of his most recent efforts, “Season of Mists,” has won thirteen different contests and festivals and reached the semifinal round of the Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. Mr. Brodie recently assisted San Francisco area producer Brant Smith (“Quality of Life”) with script development and on set script supervision for his forthcoming project, “In World War.” Kevin is a graduate of UCLA’s MFA program, Dov Simens’ Film School, and Robert McKee’s Story Seminar.
Recently, Mr. Brodie has branched out into play writing. He has had three one act plays produced at the Playhouse on Park theater in West Hartford, Connecticut, In October 2016, his first two act play “Invincible Summer” was staged for a reading at the John Desotelle Theater in New York City.
A former district Teacher of the Year, Kevin lives in Storrs, Connecticut with a silly English Shepherd named Lollie.
Unique traits: In my closet, you will find a bag of boxing gear, another with yoga gear, a firearm, and a walking stick with a hidden sword.
Ravine Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama A lonely school teacher who discovers his deceased father’s closeted homosexuality finds he is unable to cope with his own insecurities and his family’s prejudices—prompting an all consuming obsession with returning his father’s ashes to his British birthplace.
Secondary Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama A PTSD damaged high school teacher returns to the classroom after a two year absence and finds himself fighting a political war with a duplicitous superintendent.
Outclassed Budget: $5M - $10M | Romance ⋄ Comedy A misanthropic animal shelter owner allows himself to fall for a woman he thinks he can trust--unaware she's a disguised pop star desperately searching for meaning in her own life.
Season of Mists Budget: $5M - $10M | Drama ⋄ Romance A Kurdish escapee from an honor killing is imprisoned in a detention center, from which she must find the strength to resist her captors and gain freedom--forcing a confrontation with the brother that still wants her dead.
Ashes Drama A combative college professor accused of Holocaust denial tries to clear his name and repair the strained relationship with his teenage daughter before the scandal irreparably widens the chasm between them.
In World War
Film by Studio La Mismo/Brant Smith Script Supervisor
Winner, Bridge International Screenwriting Competition
Winner, Script Vamp Screenplay Competition
Winner, Visionfest Screenplay Competition
Winner, Big Bear Lake Screenplay Competition
Winner, Big Idea Writer’s Challenge
Winner, Golden Brad Awards
Winner, Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood
Winner, Los Angeles Movie Awards
Winner, Mountain International Film Festival
Winner, Ventura International Film Festival
Winner, StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest
Winner, Skyfest International Film Festival
Winner, Yosemite International Film Festival
University of California - Santa Cruz
University of Connecticut
Dov Simens 2 Day Film School
Robert McKee Story Seminar