BRADFORD N. SMITH
Clever • Funny • Moderately Handsome
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These three traits have been used on numerous occasions by Bradford's mother to describe him to family friends. And although others have used words like "determined" and "decent at miniature golf," none of these truly capture Bradford's essence.
Born on California's central coast, Bradford made the most of what he had, whether it was writing and illustrating an award-winning children's book, creating "Bradford's Random Facts" - a daily morning announcement segment - in junior high or winning two consecutive Audience Choice awards at his high school's annual film festival. Majoring in Cinema & Television Arts at Cal State University, Northridge, Bradford did the unthinkable... graduating cum laude in less than four years. During that time he held not one, but two prestigious internships; one allowing him to craft western documentary scripts and another in development at The Mark Gordon Company. Simultaneously, Bradford wrote & directed two short films starring Mark Hamill, Dan Povenmire, Eric Roberts, Ed Asner, Troian Bellisario and Gilligan's Island &The Brady Bunch creator, Sherwood Schwartz, among others.
After graduation, Bradford hit the ground running, forming Ugly Brown Chair Productions with Joe Gonzales. Together, they produced a wide array of film and television scripts, as well as multiple award-winning short films. In their first couple years, the pair had not only optioned a film to an award-winning director and pitched to HBO, but were invited guests at San Diego Comic Con and the Cinequest Film Festival.
Venturing out on his own, Bradford began crafting scripts for an Australian showreel company before landing a position writing several Amazon Prime docu-series programs produced by the Turnt Network. Beginning in 2020, his focus has primarily been television ads, writing multi-million dollar ad campaigns for companies like CarShield, Choice Home Warranty, HairClub and more. His work has also been featured in issues of the MAD-inspired humor magazine, FREAKY.
Bradford's dream job is to write for the Scooby-Doo franchise and both his wife and daughter have red hair.