Adam wrote and directed Freaks with his longtime collaborator Zach Lipovsky. The film is a twisted psychological sci-fi thriller that critics called "electrifying." Freaks stars Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Grace Park, with Amanda Crew, and an unforgettable performance by 7-year-old Lexy Kolker.
The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, was Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and won awards at festivals around the world. Freaks was released in late 2019 and is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and Netflix.
"It’s a film filled with complex, robust ideas that not only have a unique twist to them but a realistic grounding that makes them more relatable and impactful."
"I was raw with worry, drawing ragged breaths as tears streaked down my cheeks and my heart hammered with hope for her salvation."
Adam and his co-director Zach adapted the classic "Kim Possible" animated series into live action, bringing to life a world of insecure supervillains and kick-ass teenage heroines with perfect hair, where anything is possible.
2017 and before
Adam directed 8 episodes of the action-adventure TV series Mech-X4. Before that, he directed the Disney pilot Forever Boys and made comedy pieces for Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC), as well as digital projects for Google, The Walking Dead, the popular Nerd Court comedy series, and over 50 short films. Here are a few favorite clips.
Adam studied literature and theatre at Harvard and directing at USC Film School. After working as an Editor for independent films, he got his start as a director on FOX's "On The Lot," a directing competition produced by Steven Spielberg, in which he wrote and directed a new short film every 5 days. That's where Adam met collaborator Zach Lipovsky. Recently, Adam and Zach co-directed Freaks and Kim Possible, and they are working together on many other future movies and TV ideas.
Adam has also directed projects for Disney, ABC, Google, Skybound, and commercials for companies like Lexus, Ford, Red Bull, Proctor & Gamble, HP, Sports Illustrated, and Universal Studios. Adam’s screenwriting has been recognized by an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Prize and the Humanitas Prize for New Voices.