Brad Mays - Director


"This is no industry showcase unless, of course, these people are completely out of their minds."
Steven Leigh Morris on Brad Mays' acclaimed and controversial 1997 production of Euripides' The Bacchae which was nominated for three LA Weekly Theatre Awards including Best Director.


Director - Motion Picture, Television - Selected Credits - Scroll Down


DIRECTOR'S DEMO REEL
Updated 2012
Basic director's reel - please scroll down for additional clips.


ROAD RAGE 2016

Producer, Director, Writer, Editor
A bleak comedy feature, for BooBat Productions.


I GREW UP IN PRINCETON 2013

Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Feature-length documentary film. Produced by Lorenda Starelt, and directed and edited by Brad Mays, for LightSong Films.


GARLAND JEFFREYS - live at the SOhO in Santa Barbara 2012

Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Feature-length performance film. Produced by Lorenda Starelt and Claire Jeffreys, and directed and edited by Brad Mays, for LightSong Films.


THE DONUT SHOP 2011

Director, Editor
Comedy featurette. Supreme Donuts is in trouble, which means Roy is in trouble. With a fiancee and two infant twins to support, he needs to turn his business around. Unfortunately, the bank isn't impressed with Roy's plans for organic donuts. With his back against the wall, Roy decides to risk everything on a totally new concept - wholesome choco-nut donuts with a definite kick. Before long, his buzz-inducing concoctions are a huge hit, and Roy's troubles are just beginning. Produced and written by Theo Ogunyode, and directed & edited by Brad Mays. Co-produced by Lorenda Starfelt for Two Man Crew & Reddclay Films. OFFICIAL SELECTION of the 2012 San Francisco Black Film Festival.


CUSTOMER DISS-SERVICE (Web Series) 2011

Director, Editor
Comedy web series for StayTunedTV.net. Produced and written by Ron Williams and Scott Weisenfeld and starring Frank Noon and Johnny D'Agostino. Co-produced by Lorenda Starfelt for Staytunedtv.net.


FEATHERWEIGHT (Web Series) 2010
Director, Producer, Writer, Editor
Dramatic web series for Cineplex Studios. Holly Anderson, Bob Rusch, Mike Ivy, Allie Raye star.


WORDS and MUSIC (Concert Film) 2010

Director (film production), Editor, Camera Operator
Filmed live performance of Hollywood and Broadway veteran John Gabriel. Flower and Rose Productions, NYC.


A WAY BACK IN 2009

A WAY BACK IN - Movie Trailer from Brad Mays on Vimeo.

Director, Co-Producer, Editor
Dramatic short for Burping Kitty Productions, sizzle pilot featurette for feature film "Maximum Sociopathy." Holly Anderson, DeLane Mathews, T-Rex, Fred "Spike" McQueen star. Official Selection at the first annual Idyllwild International Festival Of Cinema, and winner of three Indie Fest Awards of Merit for Short Film, Direction, and Performance by Leading Actress. 37 minutes.

Internet Movie Database: A Way Back In

2010 Idyllwild International Festival Of Cinema

The Indie Fest 2010

A WAY BACK IN - Official Website


CONSTRUCTION DETECTIVES 2009
Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Comedy Reality Pilot produced for Mark Wolper Productions, starring comedian Bob Golub. 23 minutes.


CRAZY (Music Viedeo) 2009

Producer, Director, Editor
Music video of the classic country song "Crazy," sung by Jessica Magnuson and arranged by Berington Van Campen. Produced by LightSong Films. 2 1/2 minutes.


THE AUDACITY of DEMOCRACY 2009
Producer, Director, Editor
Feature-length documentary about the 2008 Democratic race for the White House. Produced by LightSong Films. 119 minutes.


THE WATERMELON 2008

Director, Editor
Feature-length edgy, oddball romance. "A man's unlikely inheritance -- a trailer that looks like a watermelon -- brings him all kinds of strange luck and visitors in this quirky romantic comedy. In addition to encountering his mother's ghost, Achilles also meets a runaway who has made the trailer her home and he doesn't want to turn her away". ~ Kimber Myers, Barnes & Noble. Film written by Michael Hemmingson and starring Will Beinbrink, Kiersten Morgan, Elyse Ashton, Julia Aks, Mike Ivy and Steve Shields. Cinematography by Larry Malloy. Music by Peter Girard. Official Selection at the 2008 San Diego Film Festival. Produced by LightSong Films, released by Celebrity Video Distribution. 93 minutes.

Internet Movie Database: The Watermelon

2008 San Diego Film Festival - #1 Film in terms of Audience & Industry Buzz!

www.thewatermelon.com


SING*ularity 2008


Director, Producer & Editor
Feature length documentary of the world-famous OperaWorks training program for opera singers. Running time: 102 minutes.

indieWIRE Article: OperaWorks

Internet Movie Database: OperaWorks


THE KLITZ PLAY AUTOMATIC SLIM'S 2008
Producer, Director, Editor
Feature-length concert documentary starring the fabled all-girl punk band from Memphis. Produced by LightSong Films. 90 minutes.


SMARTWAX 2007

Director, Co-Producer & Editor
Promotional film for Smartwax car care products, starring Julia Aks and produced by Lorenda Starfelt.


A CELEBRATION OF LIFE THROUGH SPORTS 2007

Director, Producer & Editor
David Stein hosts this unusual sports documentary depicting how a mutual love of sports brings people together in
positive and life-affirming ways. Featuring Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda in addition to other notable
sports celebrities.


THE BACCHAE 2002
Director, Adapted Screenplay & Editor
A Rebours Productions. Feature length drama. Produced by Lorenda Starfelt.
Internet Movie Database: The Bacchae
Greg's Reviews: The Bacchae


STAGE FRIGHT 1989
Director, Producer & Editor
Autumn Productions, Inc. A feature-length dark comedy. Featured at BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Internet Movie Database: Stage Fright


LET'S PLAY HOUSE
Director, Camera & Editing
Easy Street Records and House Music. Rock Video. 16mm. Richard Fairbanks, Producer. Artist: Screamin Rachael.


HOWARD STERN'S NEGLIGEE & UNDERPANTS PARTY 1988
Segment Director, Editor & Co-Writer
Weirdo Productions, Inc. A Pay-Per-View cable television special. Executive Producer: Jerry Stanley. Producers: Jim Fitzgerald and Wendy Scatloni. Starring: Howard Stern, Judy Tenuda, Julie Brown, Penn & Teller, Richard Belzer and others.


Producer- Motion Picture, Television


SHAKESPEARE'S MERCHANT 2003
Producer (with Lorenda Starfelt and Paul Wagar) and Editor
Wild Vision Productions. Feature length drama.
Internet Movie Database: Shakespeare's Merchant


Director - Stage - A Partial Listing


A CLOCKWORK ORANGE by Anthony Burgess 2003
Produced by the ARK Theatre Company in Los Angeles.
Nominated for three LA Theatre Awards: Best Direction, Best Revival Production, Best Actress

THE TROJAN WOMEN by Euripides 2003
Produced by the ARK Theatre Company in Los Angeles.

MARAT/SADE by Peter Weiss 2000
Produced by LeanneFonteyn and Lorenda Starfelt for Theatre Of NOTE in Los Angeles.

THE BACCHAE by Euripides 1997
Produced by A Rebours at The Complex in Los Angeles. Ran for ten weeks and broke all box-office records.
Nominated for three LA Theatre Awards: Best Direction, Best Production Design, Best Musical Score.

For full, uncensored video, reviews and photopgraphs of THE BACCHAE 1997 stage production, CLICK HERE.

JOAN by Linda Chambers 1991
Produced by Pamela Goodlow, at the Globe Playhouse, West Hollywood, CA. Starring: Rain Pryor, David Raynor, Robin Skye, Steve Welles. Exec. producer: Richard Pryor.

DRAGON SLAYERS by Stanley Keyes
Produced at The Wonderhorse Theatre and the Union Square Theatre in New York City, and at the American Puppet Theatre in Los Angeles in 1984/1985/1990 respectively. Starring: Lee Taylor Allen, Jacques Tate, James Daughton.

ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare 1990
Produced at the Estelle Harmon Theatre.

THE WATER HEN by Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz 1983
Produced by Patricia Flynn Peate, at the Theatre Off Park, New York City.
Profiles: Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz - Witkacy

AMADEUS by Peter Shaffer 1985
Produced by Audrey Herman at the Spotlighter's Theatre in Baltimore.

THE MAIDS by Jean Genet 1984
Produced at the Wonderhorse Theatre in New York City.

ALTITUDE SICKNESS by David Weisberg 1984
Produced by Mr. Weisberg at the Wonderhorse Theatre in New York City.

REQUIEM by Linda Chambers 1983
Produced by Peter Donath at the Cubiculo Theatre in New York City.

THREEPENNY OPERA by Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weill 1982
Produced in Baltimore.

THE WHITE WHORE & THE BIT PLAYER and CHAMBER MUSIC by Tom Eyan and Arthur Kopit, respectively 1981
Produced at the Corner Theatre in Baltimore. PBS Critic's choice Award: "Best Regional Production" - 1981.

THE BACCHAE by Euripides 1980
Produced by Steve Yeager at the Baltimore Theatre Company.

EQUUS by Peter Shaffer 1979
Produced at the Lovegrove Theatre in Baltimore. Starring: Charles S. Dutton as Dysart.

THE DEVILS OF LOUDUN by John Whiting 1976
Produced by Foster Grimm at Corner Theatre in Baltimore.

LOVERS by Brian Friel 1975
Produced by Foster Grimm at Corner Theatre in Baltimore.

THE BOYS IN THE BAND by Mart Crowley 1975
Produced by Foster Grimm at Corner Theatre in Baltimore.

IN TIMES LIKE THESE by Lou Murphy 1974
Produced by Foster Grimm at Corner Theatre in Baltimore.

JACK OR THE SUBMISSION & THE FUTURE IS IN EGGS by Eugene Ionesco 1974
Produced by Foster Grimm at Corner Theatre in Baltimore.

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