Brad Martocello is the writer of Full Ride (starring Anne Heche, Dermot Mulroney & McKaley Miller) and the director of Boy in a Backpack (starring Luke Prael and Michelle Veintimilla). His script Possession Of The Abby Rose sold to Marvista in 2022. He writes across several genres and loves complex characters. Before becoming a writer, he worked as a doorman and bartender in New York City. He has five brothers, was born in Saudi Arabia, and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering.


*2020 Nicholl Fellowship Semifinalist “Burn Town”

*2020 Final Draft Big Break Top-3 Finalist “Queen of Hogs

*2020 Bluecat Screenplay Competition Semi-Finalist “Queen of Hogs”

*2020 Screencraft Quarterfinalist “Queen of Hogs”

*2019 Screencraft Semifinalist “Minimart Recon”

*2019 Creative World Awards Finalist 2019 “Minimart Recon”

*2018 Nicholl Fellowship Semifinalist “American Monsters”

*2018 Page International Screenwriting Awards Quarterfinalist “American Monsters”

*2018 Long Island Film Expo Best Comedy Short (Honorable Mention)

*2017 Directed short film  Boy in a Backpack  (Over 1.6 Million Views)

*2017 Finalist in The Big Script Emerging Filmmaker Incubator (The Black List, Indigenous Media) 

*2016 Script Pipeline First Look Project Teleplay Finalist “Bitter Ghosts”

*2015 Nicholl Fellowship Semifinalist “Boy in a Backpack”

*2015 Austin Film Festival Second Rounder “Boy in a Backpack”