Bradley Beesley
Austin based filmmaker, Bradley Beesley has made a cinematic career documenting oddball Americana, strange sub-cultures and homegrown rock stars.
YETI
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Good Housekeeping
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Thumbtack
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Spanish Gold
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Costa
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Dell
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The Flaming Lips
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Mudcats
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KMART
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Costa
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Heartless Bastards
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Criquet
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Show Reel
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Calls to Okies: The Park Grubbs Story
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Mr. Hypnotism - SXSW 2009
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Road Kill Zoo - SXSW 2014
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Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo – HBO
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Christmas on Mars – Warner Bros
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Okie Noodling – Part 2
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Summercamp! -Toronto Film Festival 2006, Sundance Channel
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The Creek Runs Red – PBS
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The Fearless Freaks - SXSW 2005, Sundance Channel
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Okie Noodling - SXSW 2001 and PBS
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Hill Stomp Hollar – SXSW 1999
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About Me
Bradley Beesley, an Austin-based filmmaker and television producer, thrives on documenting the strange, nearly forgotten recesses of Americana.

His first documentary experiment was Hill Stomp Hollar, a homemade collage shot by a crew of friends, featuring legendary bluesman R.L Burnside. Employing similar filmic methods and a borrowed credit card, Beesley's next film, Okie Noodling, explored the backwoods tradition of catching catfish with your bare hands. The film has spawned a tournament, a sequel, a television show and has become a common fishing practice for the filmmaker.

Beesley has since directed eight films. His documentaries include Summercamp! (Sundance), The Creek Runs Red (Independent Lens), Okie Noodling II (PBS), Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo (HBO), and Calls to Okies (SXSW).

Beesley is known for having a close working relationship with the band The Flaming Lips. In addition to directing Fearless Freaks (Sundance), an intimate film covering 15 years of the band's career, he co-directed the concert film UFOs at the Zoo (WB) and the sci-fi frolic Christmas in Mars (WB) with the band’s lead singer, Wayne Coyne.

Between film projects, Beesley turns his eye to the small screen, directing and producing a number of television series, including Paranormal State (A&E), Rollergirls (A&E), Storm Chasers (Discovery) and Mudcats (History). Beesley has recently directed lifestyle films for such clients as Yeti, Dell, Nike, and Costa, bringing his unique blend of the real, the whimsical, and the fantastical to ad work.