Brent Maddock
United States
Occupation(s)Screenwriter, producer, director

Brent Maddock is an American screenwriter, producer and film director who has worked with S. S. Wilson on several high-profile projects such as Short Circuit (1986), Batteries Not Included (1987), Tremors (1990) and Wild Wild West (1999).[1] Maddock is a founding partner of Stampede Entertainment.


Year Title Writer Producer Other Director Notes
1975 Recorded Live No No Yes S. S. Wilson Short film; frame clicking & tape pulling
1980 Deer in the Works Yes No No Ron Underwood Short film
The Reference Section Yes No No Ron Underwood Short film
1986 Short Circuit Yes No No John Badham
1987 Batteries Not Included Yes No No Matthew Robbins
1988 Short Circuit 2 Yes No No Kenneth Johnson
The Land Before Time No No Yes Don Bluth Story consultant
1990 Tremors Yes Yes No Ron Underwood
Ghost Dad Yes No No Sidney Poitier
1993 Heart and Souls Yes No Yes Ron Underwood Writer song "Mr. Hug-A-Bug"
1996 Tremors 2: Aftershocks Yes Executive No S. S. Wilson Direct-to-video
1999 Wild Wild West Yes No No Barry Sonnenfeld
2001 Tremors 3: Back to Perfection Story No Yes Himself Direct-to-video (first and only directing credit)
2003 Tremors Yes Executive Yes Variours Developer and executive producer 13 episodes (Wrote 7 episodes)
2004 Tremors 4: The Legend Begins Story Executive No S. S. Wilson Direct-to-video


  1. ^ "The New York Times". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2012. Archived from the original on November 5, 2012. Retrieved February 6, 2017.