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About Kenneth Mader


Kenneth Mader is an award-winning writer-filmmaker and author working at the intersection of character-driven narratives and high concept genre stories. Following the release of his recent feature film Displacement, his first novel, “Afterlife: Book One of the Arcadia Chronicles,” was published in February 2020. His follow-up feature film Deep Focus is currently packaging, and he is writing and directing the audio drama series Sentinel which will premiere summer 2021, among various other projects.

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Between this world and the next … a new hero is born.

Afterlife, the first book in The Arcadia Chronicles series, was written by J. K. Ishaya and Kenneth Mader. It provides the foundation and source material for an epic new paranormal fantasy adventure saga and is based on the multi-award-winning short film Passing Darkness. Afterlife will be published in February, 2020. The next three books in the series are currently in development, with writing having begun on Book Two, Archangel.

Now available for preorder in hardcover and eBook through  Zimbell House Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Books-A-Million.

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Deep Focus Poster 2020DEEP FOCUS

Ken’s next film is the supernatural thriller DEEP FOCUS. “Stargate Universe” and “Supernatural” alum Alaina Huffman has been cast in the lead role of Maggie Cleatone, legendary actor Malcolm McDowell (“A Clockwork Orange”) and returning DISPLACEMENT star Bruce Davison (“X-Men”) are also attached to the project.

In this supernatural bio-thriller, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer begins seeing images of death through her lens, which she believes are precognitive visions of a coming global pandemic — the same disease that killed her young daughter… or did it?


Grieving over the death of her mother to cancer, a physics student must find a way to reverse a deadly quantum time anomaly and solve the apparent murder of her boyfriend, while battling short-term memory loss and time slips caused by the event.

Displacement has won numerous awards on the film festival circuit, had a U.S. Theatrical Release in early 2017, a world television broadcast premiere on and premiered on A+E/Lifetime, is now available on VOD and DVD, and is being hailed by critics as “A clever masterpiece.”

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