Director Bruce Caulk

BWC bts Minkow at monitor w/Dino in gym

EMMY and TELLY Award Winner Bruce W. Caulk wrote an original screenplay and is in development for production in 2017 on the feature film TRAVEL BALL. It’s a family/teen drama, fish out of water story, that explores the high stakes arena of teen athletes managing their parents’ expectations. Over five billion dollars are spent on travel and club teams annually and Mr. Caulk has been right in the middle of the dramas as a parent of student athletes and a filmmaker directing PHENOMS for ABC Family at the IMG Academies.

Mr. Caulk acquired the life rights and feature film footage for the unreleased film entitled MINKOW, a movie he originally directed about the redemption of Barry Minkow. The cast includes James Caan, Ving Rhames, Elisabeth Rohm, Talia Shire, Armand Assante, Mark Hamill and introduces Justin Baldoni. Minkow was the youngest person to defraud Wall Street as a teenager in the 80’s and his rise and fall was epic. Post prison, Mr. Minkow’s comeback was, at face value again larger than life, but tragically flawed and just prior to the release of the film, it required a new ending as Mr. Minkow was on his way back to prison, again. Mr. Caulk has reshot and edited in the new scenes for this unique tale about “redemption gone wrong” to for worldwide distribution by Sony in 2017. It’s being rebranded with a new title, CON MAN.

Mr. Caulk produced and directed CHELSEA’S LIGHT, which premiered to a full house and standing ovation at the San Diego Film Festival in 2014 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. Bruce’s role as a filmmaker and mentor to Tyler while still in high school was described as cathartic and life changing by Tyler’s father Brent King. The documentary film was officially released in 2015.

The attraction to unusual characters and drama started for Mr. Caulk as a teen himself. His mother divorced and remarried literary agent Evarts Ziegler, who introduced Bruce to the works of his clients Robert Towne (Chinatown), Mario Puzo (The Godfather) and Larry Gelbart (MASH). Since then, storytelling has been his passion.

A USC Cinema/Television graduate, Mr. Caulk studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, as well as improvisational theater in Los Angeles with Julliard professor, Stephen Book. He’s been a member of the Director’s Guild of America since 2005.

Early in his career, Mr. Caulk chose to be a dad first and put off any Hollywood aspirations to raise a family in La Jolla, California. His film-making and storytelling tools did not remain dormant. In 1997 he founded the digital media company Intelliscape Films. It specializes in combining entertainment with brand messaging to produce “motion pictures for corporate use”. The clients Mr. Caulk has produced, written and directed programming for range from the Apollo Group in New York to the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia, Konami in Japan to LA Fitness in California.