Rex Bromfield

Biography

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. I directed many episodes of children’s television.

But I really wanted to tell larger, strange, 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.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I used to write screenplays. I actually got to direct three of them. My IMDB link:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0111314/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
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 perceived 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. That way if things go wrong I know who the culprit is. It is me.
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Books

Certain Realities
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Price: Free! Words: 15,920. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A man of the cloth wonders where his faith has gone. A heart-stopping few minutes first thing in the morning. Follow that octopus! A diabolical plot in the making. Quiet weirdness in the dark. Why we haven't heard from ET. A young man plans an exciting life. Boy meets girl - boy meets boy - girl loses boy.
What Happens When You Die
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Price: Free! Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A little while ago I got into some weird trouble for someone who's just in grade six. In English class we were asked to write some paragraphs about something we didn't know anything about.
Interloper
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Price: Free! Words: 15,490. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
1: You've heard of Bathroom Humour. Well, this is Bathroom, Sci Fi, Mystery. 2: A wild experiment to test a theory of time travel and the solution to a long forgotten mystery.
Fred and Me
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Price: Free! Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Category: 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.
The Great Song
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Price: Free! Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Great Song: a sweet, little, epic story of intergalactic warfare
Paid in Plates
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Price: Free! Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A short autobiographical story about me and the mob. Paolo was a wanted man in hiding. He was wanted by mafia families in at least two American cities. He was running for his life. What I couldn't figure out was why he wanted me to write a movie script about it.
Coming Out - The Short Saga of Russell Kelly
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Price: Free! Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(4.00)
At 460 Russell Kelly had given up on losing weight. It was simply impossible. But, in one delirious and insanely creative moment Russell had an inspiration. He had found a way to join once more with mankind without attracting the unwanted attention and harassment. He would disguise himself as two people.
David AND Goliath
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Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(4.00)
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.
Fat Pat
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Price: Free! Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
School starts tomorrow so my big sister Patricia has locked herself in her room and isn’t coming out because she says she’s fat.
At Large
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Price: Free! Words: 143,670. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Ed Miller thought he was going to Toronto to beg his estranged mom for money. He wasn't. In just a few hours he would be plunged into a nightmare of political correctness, partner with a preacher's daughter gone rogue and lead a revolution against the war on obesity. Together they would wreak havoc on a society determined to deprive some of their right to self determination.
Nora-9
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Price: Free! Words: 120,510. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Warning: Adventure, comedy, violence, sex, strong language and the end of the world.

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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