Adam is currently in post-production on INTRUSION, a thriller for Netflix starring Freida Pinto and Logan Marshall-Green, to be released in 2021. Adam's second feature film, I SMILE BACK, stars Sarah Silverman in her first dramatic leading role, alongside Josh Charles and Tommy Sadoski. Sarah’s award-winning performance received widespread critical acclaim and she was nominated for a 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. The film premiered in dramatic competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, was selected by the Toronto and Deauville film festivals, and is distributed by Broad Green Pictures in North America.

 

Adam made his feature film directorial debut with DARE, a Grand Jury Prize Nominee of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in the Dramatic Competition Category. DARE was released theatrically that year and distributed in dozens of international markets. It features Emmy Rossum, Zach Gilford, Alan Cumming, Sandra Bernhard, and the first starring role of Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara. The short film on which the feature is based, also called DARE, went viral with over 14 million views on YouTube. 

 

In 2016 Adam was selected for the Warner Brothers Television Directors’ Workshop. He has since directed multiple episodes of NBC’s hit show, Blindspot, including the 2017 midseason return, "Hot Burning Flames", their highest budget episode.

 

Adam has served as an advisor at the Sundance Labs, has guest lectured on directing at Columbia University and various high schools, taught directing at USC’s Graduate School of Cinematic Arts, and currently runs the Directing Discipline at the The American Film Institute Conservatory. A magna cum laude graduate of Emory University, Adam completed his MFA at Columbia University's Graduate School of the Arts Film Division where he directed several award winning short films. He Currently lives on Zoom. 

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