Rex Bromfield


This year (2015) my creepy little story “Hearing The Meat” won first place in the Plymouth Writers Group International Open Writing Competition in Plymouth UK.

I worked in the film business as a screen writer and director for many years. My first feature film, "Love At First Sight", Dan Aykroyd's first film, was invited to Filmex in Los Angeles by the American Film Institute. I directed other movies including "Melanie" starring Glynnis O'Connor, Don Johnson and Paul Sorvino and "Café Romeo" starring Jonathan Crombie and Catherine Mary Stewart. I also wrote and directed a dark comedy called "Home Is Where The Hart Is" starring Leslie Nielsen, Martin Mull and my sister Valri Bromfield. (full film and TV credits on IMDB)

In the 1990s I ran an educational software company in Vancouver Canada. My team and I won the Newmedia Invision Award, Newsweek’s Editor’s Choice Award and Parenting Magazine’s Magic Software Award for a musical painting app for preschoolers called "Paint ‘N’ Play". I directed many episodes of children’s television.

But I really wanted to tell larger, difficult, funny stories for adults. I've written a few short stories and the darkly comic novels "At Large" and "Nora-9".

I read a lot of hard science (or, at least, I try to). Real science plays into most of my work. I have spent some considerable time thinking about the obesity epidemic and the extinction of the human species - subjects that I think are closely related in a number of peculiar ways.

Here's my official quote: "There are some difficult social problems that are not going to be solved until we can laugh and are no longer frightened by them."

Smashwords Interview

Why on earth would you ever quit the film business?
The film business is not what people think it is. It's driven by finance and fear. Producers and distributors say they want new and original ideas, but if you come up with something new and original, they hide and won't take your calls. As long as I agreed to do what they knew how to sell I was doing well. I'm one of the very few people who ran away from the circus and went back home to work on something serious. Now, if it's wrong, I know who's responsible.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I used to write screenplays. I actually got to direct three of them. My IMDB link:
My most rewarding work as a director was in children's television. I also worked for a while in Hollywood as a script doctor. I learned that a lot of really good ideas go down the tubes because they don't match the popular markets. Getting my ideas out to the public as motion pictures was going to take more time that I had. I greatly appreciate the input of people who understand what I am trying to do. The movie business is rife with fools and thieves. I decided that the only way to have control over my own ideas was to write them instead.
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Where to find Rex Bromfield online


Fred and Me
Price: Free! Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Anti-war, Pro Troops. In the year 2032 two old men reminisce about their past, our present. It's a little story about war by someone who has no idea what he is talking about.
David AND Goliath
Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
My friend Sara Allen likes big men. Not big strong men mind you; big fat men. I've tried and tried to understand it but I have to admit I can't.

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  • Looking for Mr. Right on Oct. 31, 2011

    First porn I've gotten through without getting bored. Funny as hell too. Nice work. Rex Bromfield