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Adam is a screenwriter/director whose first feature as screenwriter (Hangar 10) was released in cinemas across the U.S in November 2014 followed by a UK release under the title The Rendlesham UFO Incident. The film was executive produced by Will Clarke (Four Lions, Attack The Block, Submarine).
Adam began his career at Transatlantic Films in London where he worked as a researcher and production assistant on the 13-part documentary series Greek Fire for Channel Four. After volunteering on student feature films at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield he went to the United States where he worked as an assistant editor for the "Direct Cinema" company Maysles Films in New York. On his return to London Adam worked as production manager and a producer for Entertainment Productions, making entertainment programming and live comedy videos.
Throughout his career Adam has written and directed a series of short films including Le Boast, which premiered at the World Comedy Film Festival in Toronto. It has subsequently been broadcast 10 times on the TV Channel Movieola. His most recent short The Last Post has been nominated for five awards including best short film 2015 at the Madrid International Film Festival and Best Writing (Original Screenplay) at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival in Texas. He has developed a half-hour sitcom (Digital Natives) based on the principal characters in the short.
Adam has also directed theatre productions including Chekhov's The Proposal at the Na Pradle Theatre in Prague. His short comedy Powder premiered at the Prague Playhouse Theatre.
Adam has written for Sight and Sound, The Times, The Financial Times and The Times Literary Supplement. His cartoons have been published in Private Eye and The Economist and his work as a portrait artist has been profiled in the Financial Times. His portrait of the Master of Fitzwilliam College Cambridge hangs permanently in The Darwin House at the college.
Adam's comic novel The Peppered Moth is available on Amazon and his screenplay A Love Like That is in development with Pandemonium Films, Bill Mechanic's LA based company. The film is being produced by Suzanne Warren (The Last King of Scotland) and Adam is expected to direct it as his first feature. Adam has also performed more than 300 gigs as a stand up comic including at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.