#82 | Stephen Bradley | Writer/Director/Producer

On the latest EP of Ireland’s Film and Tv Industry Podcast FNI Wrapchat, Brought to you by Wildcard Distribution is Director Stephen Bradley.

Stephen Bradley has just spent a very hectic time in the recent past, promoting his latest film, Noble , as it was released across the world from Los Angeles to Cannes to New Zealand. What he didn’t’t know at the time, is that during the same period he was also developing a Stage IV cancer that had spread to vital organs. Shooting and Cutting: A Survivor’s Guide to Filmmaking and Other Diseases (his brand new book) alternates between the journey of Stephen’s life-changing treatment, his renewed sense of purpose in current work projects and war-stories from twenty years of filmmaking. It’s available in Easons and all good book stores and available online.

The Hollywood Reporter described ‘Noble’ it as “a joyful and rousing affirmation of the human spirit which resounds widely,” and it is still among the highest-rated films on Amazon Prime. Nobel was shot in Vietnam and England, starring Deirdre O’Kane (IFTA Best Actress), Brendan Coyle, Liam Cunningham, Ruth Negga and Sarah Greene (IFTA Best Supporting Actress).
Stephen wrote and directed his first film reaper in 1995. It was selected for competition at the Venice film festival and the same year he co-produced guiltrip (dir. Gerry Stembridge) which also screened at Venice.
Stephen set up Temple Films with Oscar-nominated producer Ed Guiney and wrote and directed his first feature Sweety Barrett (1998) starring Brendan Gleeson, Liam Cunningham and Andy Serkis. It was selected for world cinema at Toronto film festival and official competition in San Sebastian.
Stephen’s second feature was the comedy-horror Boy Eats Girl (2005), starring Samantha Mumba and David Leon, which was briefly banned and then subsequently distributed worldwide, including by Lionsgate in the USA.
Stephen has also directed three feature-length documentaries, many award-winning television programmes for RTE, TV3 and TG4, and stand-up comedy shows for Universal and EMI.
Stephen is currently developing several screenplays for both television and cinema