Brad Bischoff

Season 3, Episode 2,  Oct 25, 2019, 11:00 AM

Writer / Director / Filmmaker

Named one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film," Brad Bischoff is an award-winning director whose work has been screened in major film festivals, staff-picked on The Atlantic, Vimeo, Short of the Week, and YouTube. He is an alumni of the Telluride Film Festival student symposium (‘07) and Columbia College Chicago (‘09) and just wrapped on what is to be his debut feature film, The Grasshopper.

Brad is dad to his a 4-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son.

In this episode, Brad talks about the myriad odd jobs he's held to make ends meet and make movies happen—from working at a skatepark, to packaging incontinence briefs, to transcribing detective's interviews at 100 words per minute. We talk about his remarkable success (and tenacity) as an independent filmmaker and how much his life feels like scenes from a John Hughes script. He also opens up about the sacrifices he's made for his films and the tolls they've taken on his health, his family, and his marriage. As you might imagine, Brad is a master storyteller which made this episode especially tough to cut down—but particularly enjoyable to get lost in.

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