Bruce Mason (Writer and Director) makes his feature debut with Chez Upshaw, for which he was awarded Best Director at The IFS Film Festival. In addition to numerous theater and television credits, he previously wrote and directed the award-winning short Clowns, which starred Dan Butler and John Fleck and was produced by Christopher Lore. Clowns screened at Slamdance, Cannes and other festivals around the world. As a playwright, he’s the only artist that legendary young adult author Judy Blume has authorized to adapt her work Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. Tales premiered at The Kennedy Center then toured internationally, and it has never been out of production since. Bruce’s television credits include serving as Head Writer and Associate Producer for the Barton-Printz series “Imagine” and as Head Writer for a series of short dramas sponsored by KCTS, Seattle’s PBS affiliate. Mason was educated at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts and The American Film Institute in Los Angeles, from which he received an MFA in Directing.