|Name Bret Wood||Role Film director|
|Books Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of the Exploitation Film, Orson Welles|
Movies Hell's Highway: The True, Kingdom of Shadows, Billy Wilder Speaks, The Little Death, The Unwanted
Similar People Daniel Thomas May, Richard von Krafft‑Ebing, William Katt, Ted Manson, Sheridan Le Fanu
TEDxFSU Bret Woods
Bret Wood is an Atlanta-based film director and author.
Wood was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and attended the University of Tennessee. After living in New York City, where he was hired by Kino International, he moved to Atlanta.
Wood's most recent film is The Unwanted, inspired by Sheridan Le Fanu's vampire tale Carmilla. His previous films include The Little Death (2010), Psychopathia Sexualis (2006), and Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films(2002), released by Kino International. His shorts include Judgement (2005), Rapture (2006), Security (2007), and The Other Half (2009).
He also co-authored the book Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of the Exploitation Film with his wife, Felicia Feaster. He edited the books Queen Kelly: The Complete Screenplay by Erich von Stroheim and Marihuana, Motherhood and Madness: Three Screenplays from the Exploitation Cinema of Dwain Esper. In 2013, Wood wrote the introduction to Centipede Press's edition of William Lindsay Gresham's Nightmare Alley, and edited an anthology of Gresham's selected works entitled Grindshow.
In February 2007, his feature-length screenplay The Seventh Daughter was developed as part of Emory University's Brave New Works festival of plays. It was later named one of the winners of the first annual Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition.