After Quentin Tarantino saw Jeff Wadlow's latest writing and directing effort, Kick Ass 2, he named it one of the 2013's best films, stating it demonstrated a "real auteur approach." While prepping that movie, Jeff developed and executive produced the worldwide hit, Non-Stop, starring Liam Neeson. Currently, Jeff is writing the feature film X-Men spin-off, X-Force, with an eye to direct, in addition to re-working the feature adaptation of Masters of the Universe for Sony Pictures. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Jeff attended the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC where he conceived and directed his thesis film, tHE tOWeR oF BabBLe (narrated by Kevin Spacey), winning more than a dozen awards before taking the top prize in the Chrysler Million Dollar Film Festival. Jeff used the million-dollar grant to make his first feature, Cry_Wolf, which was released by Universal Studios. His next feature, the action/drama Never Back Down, starring two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou, beat out big-budget competition to win "Best Fight" at the MTV Movie Awards. In television, Jeff's first pitch sold in a competitive situation to CBS and Warner Brothers with Joel Silver producing, eventually going to pilot. He followed that with another pilot order from CBS for his character-based procedural starring Minnie Driver. Recently, he collaborated with Cartlon Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) to launch the Emmy-nominated series, Bates Motel. In addition to his film and TV work, Jeff has directed award-winning short subjects, featuring acclaimed actors like Meryl Streep and Danny DeVito. For the last ten years, Jeff has returned to his hometown to lead The Adrenaline Film Workshop, 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. Five years ago, the program added a west coast edition, when the University of Oregon began hosting AFP in the spring.
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