Writer/Director CROSS OF WOTAN
Bradley Stryker's visual acuity comes from his avid love of photography that began in his teenage years. It started with the composition of images and evolved into the stories they have the ability to tell. A skillset that still informs him daily as a filmmaker.
His feature film directorial debut, LAND OF SMILES, an adventure thriller, took the International film festival circuit by storm on its way to becoming a 35x Award-Winning film. The film, his screenplay, and his direction received acclaim, including the London Film Awards, the American Film Awards, Los Angeles Film Review, and the Toronto Independent Film Awards. His brand of storytelling has been said to be, “Emotionally raw”; and “Unnervingly honest, subtle, and terrifying.”
Bradley started his career in front of the camera over twenty-one years ago. In that time, he has become an Award-Winning actor with 100+ Film/TV credits. While exploring a variety of characters and their intimate relationships, he has developed a spine of intrigue in-regards-to the human condition, a fascination that informs his storytelling from many constructive angles. An intrigue which also fuels his want and need to tell stories that not only entertain; but have social relevance as well.
Bradley recently completed his second feature film as a writer/director; SHELTERING SEASON, a psychological thriller, which was filmed in Vancouver, BC and will be distributed by the prestigious Vertical Entertainment in the US/UK; and Filmoption in Canada respectfully. He also recently wrapped his third feature, MOMMA BIRD, also a horror thriller, which is actively in post-production now.
It’s his eye for talent, high aesthetic acuity, and clear vision as a director that allow him to deliver critically acclaimed content at a modest price point... an equation that has him on many up-and-coming lists of filmmakers to watch.
Bradley on the power of story:
“It is through the magic of storytelling that we as filmmakers can approach social issues from a constructive angle. We have the opportunity to give an audience an outlet to ponder these issues with more depth. The ability to ignite conversations and insight change around these issues that in a perfect world will help facilitate change for the greater good.”