A Father-Daughter Cinematic Endeavor
Driven by a passion to establish cinematic, narrative storytelling in Lancaster, PA, Dadley Productions is founded by Bradley Hawkins, and daughter, Sarah Hawkins.
Bradley Hawkins, a former film studies and humanities teacher, is a multi-award-winning director, best known for his coming-of-age family drama, Calf Rope, and his comedy-fantasy, Filling In. Sarah Hawkins, is an emerging award-winning producer in Los Angeles, best known for her activism for gender equality in Hollywood through her eight-part series, Or Die Trying.
Bradley Hawkins and daughter, Sarah Hawkins, first teamed up on a project together with the comedy short film, ROLLER COASTER, based on a true story about a harrowing audition experience Sarah went on in 2014. This first-time film collaboration as father and daughter ended up being a film festival darling, winning 30 film awards across the country.
After the success of Roller Coaster, the father-daughter team morphed from a director/actor professional relationship to a director/producer pairing with the comedy-fantasy, FILLING IN, in 2017 which won 61
awards on the film festival circuit. In June of 2017, Sarah launched the eight-part series about women in film, OR DIE TRYING, which she executive produced and stars in, and has teamed up with other film production companies on several projects outside of Dadley Productions as a producer. The dynamic duo then teamed up again as director & producer in 2019 on the production of the coming-of-age family drama, CALF ROPE which was released in May of 2020 and has currently won over 135 film awards from around the world.
Dadley Productions is now currently in development on the feature-length screenplay adaptation of Calf Rope with award-winning screenwriter, Jake Stetler. Additionally, Hawkins is co-writing the feature-length western, Wrangled, being adapted from the faith-based western novel, The Trail Ends in Texas, by author, T.W. Lawrence. Hawkins has also completed a new short film screenplay for Book Drive, co-written by award-winning screenwriter, Peter Fenton, with the film targeted to go into production early next spring (2022).