As a kid growing up in North Potomac, MD, Madden Meiners always knew he wanted to be a filmmaker. Through his experience editing the documentary Dugout Canoes for the Cape Fear Museum, Madden gained valuable insight into how to visually tell a story. This positive experience encouraged him to learn more about the industry, and upon graduating from UNCW landed a role on One Tree Hill as the lead’s basketball double. He made use of his time on set to shadow numerous directors, and during the downtime co-produced the sports documentary For Keeps with fellow cast-mate James Lafferty, serving as the film’s director of photography. The documentary was accepted into Wilmington’s Cucalorus Film Festival, and gave Madden the confidence to continue making films. His next project, the short-film Cat Show earned a small cult-following online for its humorous portrayal of cats and their owners at an actual show event, and premiered at the 19th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival. Since then he has produced, directed and even performed in various low-budget commercials, web-videos, and music videos with the latest being the band ScreamCreature’s first released single, “Bonfire.” Currently Madden lives in Durham, NC where he continues to write, produce, and direct short films.