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JEFF WADLOW (Directed by/Screenplay by/Executive Producer) wrote and directed
True Memoirs of an International Assassin, which starred Kevin James and Andy
Garcia, and was at the forefront of Netflix's expansion into original movies.
His preceding action comedy, Kick-Ass 2, was named one of the 10 best films of
the year by Quentin Tarantino, who stated the movie demonstrated a "real auteur
approach." While prepping that movie, Wadlow developed and executive produced
the worldwide hit Non-Stop, which starred Liam Neeson, and wrote the X-Men/Deadpool
spin-off X-Force for Fox and Ryan Reynolds, which will go into production this
A graduate of Dartmouth College, Wadlow attended the Peter Stark Producing
Program at USC, where he conceived and directed his thesis film, tHE tOWeR oF
BabBLe, winning more than a dozen awards before taking the top prize in the
Chrysler Million Dollar Film Festival. Wadlow used the $1 million grant to make
his first feature, Cry Wolf, which was released by Universal Pictures. His next
feature, the action/drama Never Back Down, which starred two-time Academy Award
nominee Djimon Hounsou, beat out big-budget competition to win Best Fight at the
MTV Movie Awards, kicking off an MMA franchise with two sequels and counting. In
television, Wadlow's first pitch sold in a competitive situation to CBS and
Warner Bros. with Joel Silver (The Matrix) producing, eventually going to pilot.
He followed that with another pilot order from CBS for his character-based
procedural starring Minnie Driver. Wadlow went on to collaborate with Cartlon
Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) to help launch the Primetime
Emmy Award-nominated series Bates Motel. Wadlow re-teamed with Cuse as a writer
and producer on the final season of The Strain, created by Guillermo del Toro
(The Shape of Water) and Chuck Hogan (The Town). In addition to his film and
television work, Wadlow has directed award-winning shorts and PSAs starring
beloved actors, such as Vanessa Williams, Danny DeVito and Meryl Streep.
Since 2004, Wadlow has returned to his hometown every year to lead The
Adrenaline Film Project, a program he founded to help filmmakers of all ages
write, shoot and screen a short film in the Virginia Film Festival in just 72
hours. Through the Adrenaline Film Project, Wadlow has helped produce more than
200 short films, personally mentoring over 600 aspiring filmmakers.
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