Bradley Spinelli has herded cattle, worked on Wall Street, and run away with the circus. He was born in North Dakota and has lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, since 1999, when the neighborhood was rife with grit and promise. His play Elusive was presented by the National New Playwrights Network in Denver and given a staged reading at 13th Street Rep (NYC). His play Ifni, set in Morocco, was workshopped in New York, and his one-act Pretty Mouth was produced at the Duplex. Spinelli was a principal actor in the well-received independent film Home (various festivals). He also wrote, directed, and performed in the short film Kind of Blue (Dallas Video Festival). His short fiction has been published by Sparkle Street Press and Le Chat Noir (We Live for Blood and Glory and Drinking with Papa Legba). He competed in Canteen Magazine’s first flash fiction write-off versus Dana Goodyear, and one of his novels was a semifinalist for the Faulkner (Pirate’s Alley) Competition. Selections from Killing Williamsburg appeared in Sensitive Skin, and also won the 2013 Naked Girls Reading Literary Honors, with an excerpt in The Ampersand Review. Spinelli is working on a novel set in Bangkok, and recently published the short story CHUCHOS. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn.
Spinelli produced the film #AnnieHall.