Bruce is in development on his next film, TRAVEL BALL, a family/teen drama, fish out of water story that explores the high stakes arena of teen athletes managing their parents’ expectations. Over fifteen billion dollars are spent annually on travel and club teams in America. As a parent of student-athletes and a filmmaker directing PHENOMS for ABC Family at the IMG Academies (now in development as an episodic) Bruce has been right in the middle of the youth sports genre.
Bruce produced and directed CHELSEA’S LIGHT, released in 2015 and received the prestigious “Golden Eagle Award”. The film explores the underbelly of sexual predators and was told thru the eyes of Tyler King, who lost his 17-year-old sister Chelsea when she set out for a run and never returned.
The attraction to memorable characters in dramatic films started for Bruce at an early age. His stepfather, literary agent Evarts Ziegler, introduced Bruce to the writings of his many clients including Robert Towne (Chinatown), Mario Puzo (The Godfather) and Larry Gelbart (MASH). Since then, storytelling has been his passion.
A University of Southern California Cinema/Television graduate, Bruce also studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London and improvisational theater in Los Angeles with Julliard professor, Stephen Book. He’s been a member of the Director’s Guild of America since 2005.