Wade Wofford

Wade Wofford

Director

Other Roles: Producer, Independent Filmmaker, Other

Areas of Focus: Feature Films, Shorts

Organization: Happy Wasteland Studios

Website: www.HappyWasteland.com

Biography

A graduate of Los Angeles Film School’s Production program, Wofford worked on Hollywood sets as a scenic carpenter, gaffer, props fabricator before moving to NYC and founding his own production company. There, he produced his first feature film – PERCEPTION – which won the Royal Reel Award in Vancouver, and Best Drama at Hollywood’s DIY Film Fest. He shortly thereafter partnered with 2 filmmakers in western Massachusetts and formed Happy Wasteland Studios, then produced 2 more features:

THE ANSWER (which he again wrote, produced and directed), which won the Rising Star Award at Canada International Film Festival & is distributed by Indie Rights

HEROES DON’T COME HOME (which Wofford DP’d and acted as a producing partner on), which had its world premiere at Mann’s Chinese, home of the Oscars, as part of the Dances With Films film festival

Happy Wasteland has since produced three more short films (PUREBRED, which Wofford again directed – and SOOT and RAVENS & SWALLOWS, which Wofford DP’d) that are in post-production right now, as a proof-of-concept for the 5-season episodic SEMBLANCE. 

An accomplished screenwriter, Wofford’s screenplay for URBAN ED – inspired by his teaching experiences in the inner city of Springfield – won the PAGE/New England Fellowship at Stowe Story Labs, recently garnered an 8 on the Blcklst. He won Best SciFi Screenplay at Nashville Film Festival for his drama THE SOUTHERLAND SCHOOL. He is repped by Blake Reading of TheMachine.

A graduate of Los Angeles Film School’s Production program and U.Mass Amherst’s “180 Days

in Springfield” M.Ed program, Wade Wofford is a filmmaker and educator wrapped into one. He

taught high school English, Drama, and TV/Film Production at three different high schools in

Springfield. In his “off time” from his teaching career – and for a decade before teaching – Wade

has studied filmmaking and written, directed and produced dozens of film projects: here and in

Hollywood & NYC. Most substantially, he’s produced two micro-budget feature films (both of

which won awards domestic and international on the film festival circuit) via his local production

company, Happy Wasteland Studios. He was Director of Photography on Jake Hulse’s feature

film, Heroes Don’t Come Home, which walked the red carpet at Mann’s Chinese (home of the

Oscars) as part of Dances With Films. Happy Wasteland is also in post-production on three

short films that act as a proof-of-concept for a 5-season episodic sci-fi series. Wofford produced

all three, directed one (Purebred) and was DP on the other two.

An accomplished screenwriter, Wofford’s screenplay for “Urban Ed” – inspired by his teaching

experiences in Springfield – won the PAGE/New England Fellowship at Stowe Story Labs,

recently garnered an 8 on the BlackList, and is currently a quarter-finalist in WeScreenplay’s

Diverse Voices screenplay competition. He won Best SciFi Screenplay at Nashville Film

Festival. He is repped by Blake Reading of The Machine.

Wade’s experience as a filmmaker who works with obscenely small filmmaking budgets and his

awareness of the realities of urban classrooms make him the ideal candidate to write, direct and

produce our film.

A graduate of Los Angeles Film School’s Production program and U.Mass Amherst’s “180 Days

in Springfield” M.Ed program, Wade Wofford is a filmmaker and educator wrapped into one. He

taught high school English, Drama, and TV/Film Production at three different high schools in

Springfield. In his “off time” from his teaching career – and for a decade before teaching – Wade

has studied filmmaking and written, directed and produced dozens of film projects: here and in

Hollywood & NYC. Most substantially, he’s produced two micro-budget feature films (both of

which won awards domestic and international on the film festival circuit) via his local production

company, Happy Wasteland Studios. He was Director of Photography on Jake Hulse’s feature

film, Heroes Don’t Come Home, which walked the red carpet at Mann’s Chinese (home of the

Oscars) as part of Dances With Films. Happy Wasteland is also in post-production on three

short films that act as a proof-of-concept for a 5-season episodic sci-fi series. Wofford produced

all three, directed one (Purebred) and was DP on the other two.

An accomplished screenwriter, Wofford’s screenplay for “Urban Ed” – inspired by his teaching

experiences in Springfield – won the PAGE/New England Fellowship at Stowe Story Labs,

recently garnered an 8 on the BlackList, and is currently a quarter-finalist in WeScreenplay’s

Diverse Voices screenplay competition. He won Best SciFi Screenplay at Nashville Film

Festival. He is repped by Blake Reading of The Machine.

Wade’s experience as a filmmaker who works with obscenely small filmmaking budgets and his

awareness of the realities of urban classrooms make him the ideal candidate to write, direct and

produce our film.A graduate of Los Angeles Film School’s Production program and U.Mass Amherst’s “180 Days in Springfield” M.Ed program, Wade Wofford is a filmmaker and educator wrapped into one. He taught high school English, Drama, and TV/Film Production at three different high schools in Springfield. In his “off time” from his teaching career – and for a decade before teaching – Wade has studied filmmaking and written, directed and produced dozens of film projects: here and in Hollywood & NYC. Most substantially, he’s produced two micro-budget feature films (both of which won awards domestic and international on the film festival circuit) via his local production company, Happy Wasteland Studios. He was Director of Photography on Jake Hulse’s feature film, Heroes Don’t Come Home, which walked the red carpet at Mann’s Chinese (home of the Oscars) as part of Dances With Films. Happy Wasteland is also in post-production on three short films that act as a proof-of-concept for a 5-season episodic sci-fi series. Wofford produced all three, directed one (Purebred) and was DP on the other two. An accomplished screenwriter, Wofford’s screenplay for “Urban Ed” – inspired by his teaching experiences in Springfield – won the PAGE/New England Fellowship at Stowe Story Labs, recently garnered an 8 on the BlackList, and is currently a quarter-finalist in WeScreenplay’s Diverse Voices screenplay competition. He won Best SciFi Screenplay at Nashville Film Festival. He is repped by Blake Reading of The Machine. Wade’s experience as a filmmaker who works with obscenely small filmmaking budgets and his awareness of the realities of urban classrooms make him the ideal candidate to write, direct and produce our film.A graduate of Los Angeles Film School’s Production program and U.Mass Amherst’s “180 Days in Springfield” M.Ed program, Wade Wofford is a filmmaker and educator wrapped into one. He taught high school English, Drama, and TV/Film Production at three different high schools in Springfield. In his “off time” from his teaching career – and for a decade before teaching – Wade has studied filmmaking and written, directed and produced dozens of film projects: here and in Hollywood & NYC. Most substantially, he’s produced two micro-budget feature films (both of which won awards domestic and international on the film festival circuit) via his local production company, Happy Wasteland Studios. He was Director of Photography on Jake Hulse’s feature film, Heroes Don’t Come Home, which walked the red carpet at Mann’s Chinese (home of the Oscars) as part of Dances With Films. Happy Wasteland is also in post-production on three short films that act as a proof-of-concept for a 5-season episodic sci-fi series. Wofford produced all three, directed one (Purebred) and was DP on the other two. An accomplished screenwriter, Wofford’s screenplay for “Urban Ed” – inspired by his teaching experiences in Springfield – won the PAGE/New England Fellowship at Stowe Story Labs, recently garnered an 8 on the BlackList, and is currently a quarter-finalist in WeScreenplay’s Diverse Voices screenplay competition. He won Best SciFi Screenplay at Nashville Film Festival. He is repped by Blake Reading of The Machine. Wade’s experience as a filmmaker who works with obscenely small filmmaking budgets and his awareness of the realities of urban classrooms make him the ideal candidate to write, direct and produce our film.A graduate of Los Angeles Film School’s Production program and U.Mass Amherst’s “180 Days in Springfield” M.Ed program, Wade Wofford is a filmmaker and educator wrapped into one. He taught high school English, Drama, and TV/Film Production at three different high schools in Springfield. In his “off time” from his teaching career – and for a decade before teaching – Wade has studied filmmaking and written, directed and produced dozens of film projects: here and in Hollywood & NYC. Most substantially, he’s produced two micro-budget feature films (both of which won awards domestic and international on the film festival circuit) via his local production company, Happy Wasteland Studios. He was Director of Photography on Jake Hulse’s feature film, Heroes Don’t Come Home, which walked the red carpet at Mann’s Chinese (home of the Oscars) as part of Dances With Films. Happy Wasteland is also in post-production on three short films that act as a proof-of-concept for a 5-season episodic sci-fi series. Wofford produced all three, directed one (Purebred) and was DP on the other two. An accomplished screenwriter, Wofford’s screenplay for “Urban Ed” – inspired by his teaching experiences in Springfield – won the PAGE/New England Fellowship at Stowe Story Labs, recently garnered an 8 on the BlackList, and is currently a quarter-finalist in WeScreenplay’s Diverse Voices screenplay competition. He won Best SciFi Screenplay at Nashville Film Festival. He is repped by Blake Reading of The Machine. Wade’s experience as a filmmaker who works with obscenely small filmmaking budgets and his awareness of the realities of urban classrooms make him the ideal candidate to write, direct and produce our film.A graduate of Los Angeles Film School’s Production program and U.Mass Amherst’s “180 Days in Springfield” M.Ed program, Wade Wofford is a filmmaker and educator wrapped into one. He taught high school English, Drama, and TV/Film Production at three different high schools in Springfield. In his “off time” from his teaching career – and for a decade before teaching – Wade has studied filmmaking and written, directed and produced dozens of film projects: here and in Hollywood & NYC. Most substantially, he’s produced two micro-budget feature films (both of which won awards domestic and international on the film festival circuit) via his local production company, Happy Wasteland Studios. He was Director of Photography on Jake Hulse’s feature film, Heroes Don’t Come Home, which walked the red carpet at Mann’s Chinese (home of the Oscars) as part of Dances With Films. Happy Wasteland is also in post-production on three short films that act as a proof-of-