MADERFILM is an award-winning motion picture, television, and IP creation studio founded by multi-award-winning filmmaker Kenneth Mader that has been creating content for over two decades, delivering finished feature films for theatrical exhibition to cinemas such as Regal, AMC,
Laemmle, Logan, Landmark, Arclight and more, plus broadcast television content to A+E Networks, the Lifetime Movie Network, SyFy Channel, Fox Home Entertainment, numerous international territories including Germany, France, the UK, Latin America, South Africa, Russia, China, Canada, and many others. We are a full-service turnkey studio with in-house production and post facilities, and the ability to take projects from inception through completion and delivery.
Maderfilm is focused on creating high-quality entertainment properties with superior production values that also ‘have something to say’ regardless of genre. Well-told, compelling, entertaining stories where the human condition is explored. We operate on the principle that quality and
marketability are not mutually exclusive. The company seeks to gain recognition for its high level of commitment to writing and filmmaking excellence, and to bring profitable returns to its investors, distributors, and partners.
Maderfilm is currently in pre-production on its latest feature film DEEP FOCUS, a supernatural thriller starring legendary actor Malcolm McDowell, Academy Award Nominee Bruce Davison, and Alaina Huffman ("Supernatural," "Stargate Universe"). Mr. Mader will be helming from his own award-winning screenplay.
Its previous feature film DISPLACEMENT enjoyed a multi-city U.S. theatrical release, was acquired by A+E Networks for a World Broadcast Premiere on the Lifetime Movie Network in the U.S. and internationally as a Lifetime Original Movie, was curated by the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences for inclusion in their historical Margaret Herrick Library, and is now available on DVD and VOD worldwide.
Hailed by genre critics as “A Clever Masterpiece” (Dan’s Movie Report) and “One of the most enjoyable sci-fi flicks I’ve settled into in a while” (HK Film News), it was also honored with numerous award wins on the film festival circuit. The film stars The Bold and The Beautiful’s Courtney Hope, Academy Award® Nominee and Golden Globe® Winner Bruce Davison, Golden Globe® Winner Susan Blakely, legendary actress Sarah Douglas (“Ursa” in the original "Superman" films), and Christopher Backus ("Bosch," "Underground").
Maderfilm’s debut feature CARNIVORE was released by 20th Century Fox with a broadcast premiere on the SyFy Channel, where it played in rotation for a full year. It also achieved much success on pay-per-view and VOD, with tens of thousands of DVD units sold in the U.S., as well as internationally including Germany. It has become a virtual cult classic, recently re-released for Halloween on Amazon Prime, Xfinity, and other platforms.
The company is also developing and packaging a number of franchise properties, including a book series entitled THE ARCADIA CHRONICLES, based on its multi-award-winning short film PASSING DARKNESS starring "NYPD Blue" series regular Andrea Thompson and the late Don S. Davis of "Stargate SG-1" fame. The first book in the series, AFTERLIFE, was released by Zimbell House Publishing on February 11, 2020 and vaulted immediately into the top 10% on Amazon’s Bestseller Ranking. It is available wherever books are sold.
Mr. Mader has been involved in the film industry for over two decades, having begun his career in his native Chicago. He has since become an award-winning Writer-Producer-Director and now Author who has created and delivered numerous projects, from successful features to award-winning short films and music videos. He has been nominated for both the NBC Universal and the HBO/DGA Directing Fellowships, had development deals with companies such as Shoreline Entertainment, and is a founding member and former President of the Chicago Screenwriters Network, co-founded along with television showrunner Edward Allen Bernero ("Third Watch", "Criminal Minds"). He is also an award-winning Cinematographer, Editor and Visual Effects Artist. A tireless creative force with an intense passion for film and the industry that shows dramatically in his work.