The arts have always been central to Bradford Brown’s life. Born and raised near Cleveland, Ohio, as a teen he performed in high school musicals, local television, and was recruited to sing in the Ohio Boys Choir, touring much of the United States and overseas. He attended Syracuse University with a concentration on musical theater direction. After graduation, Bradford moved to New York City where he founded the Off Broadway theatre company Ring of Fire Productions which combined film and computer animation with live actors on stage. He also continued his education by studying with legendary teachers Salem Ludwig (directing) and James Price (Meisner Technique). Bradford moved to Wilmington in the early 2000s and continued his theatre career directing several shows for the Thalian Association Community Theatre including Carousel, Pippin and The Pirates of Penzance. He continued his education with a Master of Computer Science from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he specialized in computer animation, film, and television special effects. His professional career in the film and television industry began as a set dresser on the show One Tree Hill. Set dressing and Prop Master credits include the films Ironman 3, Scream 5, and The Georgetown Project and television shows Swamp Thing, Under the Dome, Revolution, Sleepy Hollow, Reprisal, Our Kind of People, and Welcome to Flatch. During the years that the film and television industry left the Wilmington area, Bradford became an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he taught computer animation, special effects for film and television, website design, video game and computer user interface design. He also formed the company Laughing Soul Media which developed a virtual reality play space projected inside a geodesic dome, hands free without a headset. Bradford continued to work in theater as a stage technician in local venues as well as performing as the Mad Hatter for Pied Piper Children’s Theater and Fred in Rob Zapple’s production of A Christmas Carol. He’s also created several dance/film hybrid performances over the years at Dancelorus, the first event of the Cucalorus film festival.