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About Waide Aaron Riddle
Waide is the winner of over 40 writing and filmmaking awards and achievements!
Born in Kingsville, Texas, but raised in the suburb of Spring Branch in Houston. He now resides in Los Angeles.
His poetry and short stories are in the permanent collections and archives at UCLA Library, Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance, Poets House/NYC, USC ONE Institute & the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.
As a filmmaker, his short films "LOST HILLS, CA.," "Two Men Kissing" and "The Lines In Their Faces" are available on Amazon Direct.
His short, black and white, silent film, "Something Wicked Dwells," was screened at the prestigious Tampa Bay Film Society.
In 1987, Waide was cast in the low-budget classic cult horror film, "The Necromancer," directed by Dusty Nelson, where he plays the ultimate geek. It was a supporting role. Today, the film has been resurrected, re-issued, and re-discovered by Vinegar Syndrome Productions & Film Distributors. Look for it!
His mother, Gloria Riddle-Roe, was an award-winning artist and musician. Among her many achievements, the People's Choice Award for Colorado Arts in 2000. She was Inducted into the Houston Symphony Archives in 2020.
His grandfather, Max Longnecker, was an award-winning artist. His portrait of "Martin Luther King, Jr." won 1st Place at Palestine Arts League/Texas in 1978. He was also a decorated fireman for the Houston Fire Department; Inducted into the Houston Fire Museum in 2020.
Waide is a Features writer for NoHo Arts District dot com, which covers the entire San Fernando Valley, Glendale, Pasadena & Los Angeles County.
To reach Waide directly:
Waide Riddle is Managed as a Screenwriter by ATN Entertainment/Hollywood.
He is a proud SAG/AFTRA member.
He has been a Licensed Cosmetologist for 39 years.
He is a proud member of the Sundance Association for Country-Western Dancing/San Francisco.
The short film adaptation stars Bill Oberst, Jr., Troy Mittleider, Fabian Alomar and CJ Brady; with Stand-in/Understudy Jake Wesley Stewart. Recommended and excellent for junior high and high school levels. Educator and teacher approved. A mainstay in American Poetry and American Horror Poetry.