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About Kenneth Mader


Kenneth Mader is an award-winning and critically-acclaimed Writer-Filmmaker whose most recent feature film received a U.S. theatrical release and premiered on A+E/Lifetime. He was named one of the “Top 100 Indie Filmmakers in the World,” has written numerous award-winning screenplays, and his first novel will be published in early 2020.

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The line between this world and the next has just been blurred.

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 supernatural adventure saga and is based on the multi-award-winning short film Passing Darkness. Afterlife will be published in 2020. The next three books in the series are already in development, with writing having begun on Book Two.

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Ken’s next film now in pre-production 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 biological holocaust — 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 Limited U.S. Theatrical Release in early 2017, is now available on VOD and DVD, and is being hailed by critics as “A clever masterpiece… Forceful and intellectual.”

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