Past Projects

Brad RiddellBrad’s credited professional work began as an associate producer on Sam Peckinpah’s West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade (2004). Written by Tom Marksbury and directed by Tom Thurman, this feature-length documentary aired on the Starz Westerns Channel. The film was shot at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood and Brad’s personal highlights included paying hush money to leaf-blowing groundskeepers, stalking Michael Madsen, asking Val Kilmer to quiet his kids, acquiring a Manhattan for Harry Dean Stanton at 10 AM, and driving Kris Kristofferson to the dentist.

Brad RiddellThat same summer, Brad’s thesis script, Band Geek (a love letter to his hero, John Hughes), landed on a desk at Universal, and eventually mutated into American Pie Presents: Band Camp. Released on DVD in December of 2005 and  starring Eugene Levy, the movie has sold millions of copies to date, and is syndicated on TBS. It’s the highest-grossing live-action DVD movie of all time — or at least at one point it was!

Brad RiddellBand Camp lead to another assignment for Universal, adapting the classic 1979 film, Slap Shot, for a PG audience (which he swears on “old time hockey” was not his idea). Starring the “Hanson Brothers” from the original, as well as Leslie Nielson, Slap Shot III: The Junior League was released in November, 2008 .

 

Brad took on the task of writing a sequel to Road Trip (2000) for Paramount, incorporating the popular drinking game, Beer Pong, into the story. roadtripbeerpongr1art1 Starring Community’s Danny Pudi and the original film’s DJ Qualls, Road Trip II: Beer Pong reached top-ten status on iTunes in 2009 and won the Straight2DVD.com Best Comedy Award.

Brad RiddellBrad earned a Written By credit for his rewrite of the first theatrical lacrosse movie to ever be released. Crooked Arrows is the story of a Native American team reclaiming the sport as their own, competing in a New York state prep league. The film stars Superman Returns‘ Brandon Routh and Twilight‘s Gil Birmingham.

Before, in between, and after, Brad has adapted books and done professional rewrites for independent producers.  His script, The Plebe, is in turnaround at MTV (bummer). He hopes someone will rescue it someday.