Brad Fuller (producer)

Bradley Fuller (born 1965) is an American film and television producer. He co-owns Platinum Dunes, partnering with both Michael Bay and Andrew Form.

Fuller at the Sydney premiere of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 2014

Early life and educationEdit

Bradley Fuller was born in 1965 into a family of theatre owners.[1] His parents were Irving and Bonnie Fuller (née Corwin).[1] The Corwin family have run a theatre in Los Angeles since 1923.[2] His grandfather Sherrill C. Corwin[3] expanded the business and also produced movies in the 1970s.

Fuller is a 1987 graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut.[4][5] Michael Bay, another of the co-owners of Platinum Dunes, is also an alumnus of the school (Class of 1986).[4] Directors Joss Whedon and Miguel Arteta were also Fuller's classmates at Wesleyan.[6]

CareerEdit

Circa 2001/2002, Fuller, his childhood friend Michael Bay, and Andrew Form founded Platinum Dunes,[6] a production company which specializes in producing horror movies, such as the remakes The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), The Amityville Horror (2005), Friday the 13th (2009),[5] and A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010),[7][8] and original horror franchises such as Ouija (2014), prequel Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016), and the five The Purge films.

Fuller has produced multiple films that garnished box-office success. Both The Purge: Anarchy and Ouija (2014) have each grossed over $100,000,000 worldwide,[9][10] while Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) has reached as high as $485,000,000.[11] Fuller, along with Platinum Dunes, was named The Hollywood Reporter (THR)'s "2014's Producers of the Year".[12] In 2015, the company was named as part of THR's 30 Most Powerful Film Producers in Hollywood.[13] In 2016 the company released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, The Purge: Election Year and Ouija: Origin of Evil.

In 2018, Fuller and Platinum Dunes produced the post-apocalyptic horror film A Quiet Place. The film premiered as the Opening Night film at South by Southwest on March 9, 2018,[14] and was released in the United States on April 6, 2018, by Paramount Pictures. It became a major box office hit, grossing $332 million worldwide,[15] and received acclaim from critics, who praised its originality and atmosphere, as well as the acting, direction, and sound design, calling it a "smart, wickedly frightening good time."[16] On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 95% based on 288 reviews, and an average rating of 8.1/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "A Quiet Place artfully plays on elemental fears with a ruthlessly intelligent creature feature that's as original as it is scary."[17] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 82 out of 100, based on 55 critics, indicating "universal acclaim."[18] A Quiet Place ranks sixth on the list of all-time highest-grossing films in the horror-thriller genre, and currently has the highest worldwide box office gross for a live-action film from an original screenplay since Gravity in 2013.[19]

Later in 2018 saw the release of the fourth installment in The Purge Franchise, The First Purge. The prequel and joint production between Platinum Dunes and Blumhouse Prouductions opened in the United States on The Fourth of July, and has grossed over $135 million worldwide, becoming the highest grossing entry in the franchise.[20]

Fuller has also found success in producing for television. His TV works include the Starz series Black Sails and TNT naval drama The Last Ship. He has also produced an unscripted television show, Billion Dollar Wreck, which premiered on February 8, 2016.[21] In 2018, Fuller and Platinum Dunes produced two new shows that debuted in the summer: Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, an Amazon series, premiered in August while The Purge TV Series premiered on the USA Network in September.

Prior to co-founding Platinum Dunes, Fuller previously worked as a talent manager,[5] as well as produced the films Emmett's Mark, starring Gabriel Byrne and Tim Roth, and A Better Way To Die, featuring Natasha Henstridge and André Braugher.

Personal lifeEdit

He and his wife, Alexandra, have two sons: Cameron, an actor,[22] and his younger brother Paxton.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Film Credit
1998 Virtual Girl Producer
2000 A Better Way to Die Producer
2001 Virtual Girl 2: Virtual Vegas Producer
2002 Emmett's Mark Producer
2003 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Executive Producer
2005 The Amityville Horror Producer
2006 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Producer
2007 The Hitcher Producer
2009 The Unborn Producer
Friday the 13th Producer
Horsemen Producer
2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street Producer
2013 The Purge Producer
2014 The Purge: Anarchy Producer
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Producer
Ouija Producer
2015 Project Almanac Producer
2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Producer
The Purge: Election Year[23] Producer
Ouija: Origin of Evil Producer
2018 A Quiet Place Producer
The First Purge Producer
Slender Man Producer
2020 A Quiet Place Part II Producer
2021 The Forever Purge Producer

TelevisionEdit

Year Show Credit
2014 Black Sails Executive Producer
The Last Ship Executive Producer
2016 Billion Dollar Wreck Executive Producer
2018 Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Executive Producer
The Purge (TV Series) Executive Producer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Motion Picture Herald, 1966, Quigley Publishing Company, p. 27.
  2. ^ Company History. In: metrotheatres.com, access date 9 May 2021.
  3. ^ Stephen Galloway: Hollywood Reporter Reveals 2014 Producers of the Year. In: hollywoodreporter.com, 17 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Pictures from Past Events". Film Studies Department, Weskeyan University. Archived from the original on May 16, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Cast and Crew". visualhollywood.com. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  6. ^ a b Giroux, Jack (June 7, 2013). "'The Purge' Producer Brad Fuller on The Future of Platinum Dunes". filmschoolrejects.com. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  7. ^ Fleming, Michael (January 29, 2008). "New Line Sets Up New 'Nightmare'". Variety. Reed Elsevier. Archived from the original on January 30, 2008. Retrieved December 15, 2010.
  8. ^ "Producers Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller on Set Interview A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET". collider.com. Retrieved December 15, 2010.
  9. ^ "The Purge: Anarchy". boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  10. ^ "Ouija". boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  11. ^ "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)". boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  12. ^ "Hollywood Reporter Reveals 2014 Producers of the Year". HollywoodReporter.com. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  13. ^ "The 30 Most Powerful Film Producers in Hollywood". HollywoodReporter.com. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  14. ^ Setoodeh, Ramin (March 10, 2018). "Emily Blunt, John Krasinski Scare SXSW With 'A Quiet Place'". Variety. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  15. ^ "A Quiet Place (2018) - Box Office Mojo". www.boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  16. ^ "A Quiet Place and Blockers Are Certified Fresh". Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  17. ^ A Quiet Place, retrieved September 25, 2018
  18. ^ A Quiet Place, retrieved September 25, 2018
  19. ^ McNary, Dave (May 22, 2018). "'A Quiet Place' Tops $300 Million at Worldwide Box Office". Variety. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  20. ^ "The First Purge (2018) - Box Office Mojo". www.boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  21. ^ "Billion Dollar Wreck". History.com. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  22. ^ "Cameron Fuller". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  23. ^ Miska, Brad (January 16, 2015). "'Purge' Won't Be a Prequel, and Frank Grillo Could Return". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved May 22, 2016.

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