Current Projects

Brad Riddell ScreenwriterBrad has optioned and adapted Katrina Kittle‘s third novel, The Kindness of Strangers, which he will also produce. The story deals with  a broken family healing itself after taking in a sexually abused child far more broken than they are.


Harmony, a script that won the Hitchcock Scholarship when Brad was at USC,  was  a finalist for both the Sundance and Chesterfield screenwriting labs, has been optioned by director Stu Pollard of Lunacy Unlimited Productions. Harmony tells the story of a white man and a black woman who were once on opposite sides of a fire hose during the civil rights movement, only to later find themselves living across the hall from each other in a retirement home.

Just Cant Get Enough Teaming with fellow USC Alum and screenwriting professor Sandy Sternshein, he is adapting  Neil Pollack’s  Yoga-noir-novel,  Downward Facing Death into a pilot.  Sandy and Brad are also developing an 80s-themed class reunion comedy called, Just Can’t Get Enough.

Brad is also excited to be working with director Sam Zalutsky  to produce Jon Lucas Murphy’s horror script, BiT. He was also recently hired by Branded Pictures Entertainment to develop a skateboarding comedy.

Finally, jumping into the action/road trip genre, Brad is co-writing the spec screenplay Travel Nanny with Mark Shepherd, about a rogue smuggler and an uptight nanny who are forced together in order to deliver tiny human cargo across the country. He’s also partnering with Rebekah Reaves on the feature comedy spec Pre-Schooled, about a family’s fight to get into an exclusive preschool program.