Tom Madden

Writer.  Director.  Filmmaker.  Storyteller. 

For over 35 years I have been telling stories.  

 

First on stage, where I have written, produced and or directed well over 200 plays, sketch comedies and musicals.  Local premieres like CHICAGO, THE 39 STEPS, THE GRADUATE and A FEW GOOD MEN.  I wrote and created the original productions, VIVA BROADWAY,  HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD and the dramas, SCORN, DANCE OF THE MOTH and WAKE OF DREAMS for the stage.  

 

It all begins with the story.  As a writer I was a quarterfinalist in the PAGE INTERNATIONAL SCREENPLAY and FINAL DRAFT BIG BREAK competitions and finished in the top 10% in the ACADEMY AWARD NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP AWARDS.  These competitions represent three of the most prestigious screenwriting competitions in the world.  I believe story, narrative, commercial or corporate is everything!  That is how you engage the audience.

 

I am the Executive Producer and Director of Asylum Entertainment.  This company  provides me with the best artistic and technical talent the city has to offer.  Our corporate clients include, UPMC, CHARTWELL PHARMACEUTICAL, ST. BARNABAS, COMMUNITY LIFE, CINEMARK and 9 individual SENIOR COMMUNITIEs to name a few.  

 

The companies passion is the narrative.  We make movies so we can make more movies.  Short films include the award winning CASE CLOSED, the beautiful drama, MEMORIES and the love story, TIME.  We are currently developing a web series, WRITTEN IN BLOOD and have two features in pre production.  The psychological horror film, THE DAMNED and the disturbing drama, SCORN.  

 

This is who we are and this is what we do.

 

Awards

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INTERNATIONAL

2019

PGH INDEP FILM FEST

48 HOUR

Festival

2019

2018

2022 - PITTSBURGH INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

CASE CLOSED chosen to compete by Pittsburgh Independent Film festival

2021 - FINAL DRAFT QUARTERFINALIST

SCORN screenplay scores quarterfinalist at Big Break

2021 - SCREEN CRAFT QUARTERFINALIST

THE DAMNED makes cut at Screen Craft

2020 - FILM FESTIVAL CIRCUIT 

The short film, MEMORIES is competing on the 2020 film festival circuit.

2019 PAGE INTERNAIONAL SCREENPLAY

The psychological horror film, THE DAMNED places as a quarterfinalist

2019 NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP AWARDS

The psychological horror film, THE DAMNED places in the TOP 10% at the Academy Awards event

 

2019 PITTSBURGH 48 HOUR FILM FESTIVAL

The police dramatic short, CASE CLOSED is nominated for Film of the Festival and wins Best Sound Design.

2018 PITTSBURGH 48 HOUR FILM FESTIVAL

The super hero comedy, THE FORGETTABLES, wins Best Costume Design.