Cliff Bumgardner

Writer, Filmmaker


Cliff Bumgardner is a writer, filmmaker, podcaster, and professional creative weirdo. He’s known for his work in a variety of media including screenwriting, short fiction, and comic books, where he was selected as a winner of the first-ever Millarworld Talent Search Competition by comics legend Mark Millar, with his story "American Jesus: Undeath" appearing in the 2016 Millarworld Annual from Image Comics.

Each week you can find Cliff jawing about what’s new in film, comics, gaming, and pop-culture at large on Internet Picnic, a comedy talk show he hosts alongside comedian and film-fanatic Brad Hennigan. The show is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, or whatever your pod-source of choice.

As a director his work includes commercial advertising for top brands as well as documentaries and original series, including This is Human Trafficking, a five-part docu series exposing the myths behind one of the most contentious and misunderstood topics of our time.

He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with an old typewriter and way too many books.