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February 3, 2017 @ 1:52 pm

IFNYC#26: Spirituality Meditation & Indie Filmmaking with Brad Raider

Spirituality, Meditation & Indie Filmmaking

Brad Raider is an actor, a writer, a director and a producer.  His debut feature film Kensho at the Bedfellow explores the nature of fulfillment, relationships, family, social conscience, sex, death, religion, life purpose, and the role that self-reflection plays on the global stage.

I spoke with Brad about the genesis of this film and how his work with meditation and his interest in spirituality influenced his process.

kensho movie poster

Watch the Trailer for Kensho at the Bedfellow

the cast of kensho at the bedfellow
The Cast of Kensho

Kensho at the Bedfellow is an existential drama about a nihilistic playwright who is still reeling from the death of his younger sister years ago.  The film is a well crafted inspirational journey that dips into a surrealism.  The film will go on pre-sale on February 8, 2017 and I invite you to check out the trailer at

Filmmaking and Meditation

brad raider directing kensho

Along with his film, Brad and I touched on some aspects of how meditation and spirituality were not only themes in his film, but a part of his daily life.  He was able to bring that to the set and he feels it was a positive influence that kept the people involved in the production happy and energized during shooting.

Brad also has a theater production company called Red Dog Squadron with James Roday of Psych! Fame, and he shared some great insight into their friendship.  Brad couldn’t mention any details, but he did tip me off that there might be something in the work for Psych fans… so stay tuned.


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Twitter:  @kenshofilm
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James Roday's film Gravy:

brad as kensho on the street

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