has produced a variety of successful movies and helped
discover movie star Keanu Reeves who received his first
main title credit in the feature film "Youngblood",
shot on location in Toronto in 1984 and starring Rob
Lowe and Patrick Swayze.
His most recently released film is Herman USA based
on a true event about lonely Minnesota farmers looking
for love. His most recognized film, ironically entitled
I Love You To Death, is based on a true story and stars
Kevin Kline, William Hurt, Keanu Reeves, the late River
Phoenix and Tracey Ulmann. Wells acquired the true-story
rights from detectives in Allentown, Pennsylvania and
discovered the screenwriter as well. His other films
include The Personals, The Cellar, Honor Bound and now
At Jesus’ Side.
Wells is a co-founder of Lundgren Bros. Construction,
Inc. located in Minneapolis and St. Paul. He and his
partners sold the company in 1999, with sales close to
$100 million, to U.S. Homes, one of the largest homebuilders
in the United States. Recently U.S. Homes was purchased
by Lennar, making Lundgren Bros. a division of the largest
homebuilder in the United States.
Wells is the author of the book Free Rides: How To Get
High Without Drugs copyrighted in 1991 by Dell Publishers.
The book was reprinted in Japan and Poland.
Wells was a member of the Middlebury College hockey
team in 1965 when they won the East Coast Small College
Championship. He was awarded the Army Commendation medal,
as a basic training company commander, for training an
entire company of recruits with behavioral problems and
learning disabilities, and ensuring almost every one
of them would graduate in 1967. In the late 1970s, Wells,
and hypno-therapist Harvey Misel, pioneered the use of
hypnosis therapy in an experimental program that was
documented in People, Newsweek, and USA Today, dramatically
improving sports-performance. (Harvey Misel employed
these techniques after he was hired by the Chicago White
Sox in 1982 and the Sox came from 14 games back to win
the American League Pennant).