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 Actor’s 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 acquired by Image Entertainment, released theatrically that year, and distributed in dozens of international markets. It features Emmy Rossum, Zach Gilford, Alan Cumming, Sandra Bernhard, the first starring role of Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara, and was produced by Mary Jane Skalski (WIN WIN, THE STATION AGENT).
In 2016 Adam was selected for the Warner Brothers Television Directors’ Workshop. He has since directed three episodes of NBC’s hit show, Blindspot, including the 2017 midseason return, "Hot Burning Flames", their hightest budget episode, which was filmed in part in Morocco. Pursuing a deep interest in new media content creation, Adam has directed viral videos with over 13 million hits on Youtube, and directed UNCABARET, an unscripted pilot produced for Amazon.com.
Adam has served as an advisor at the Sundance Labs, has guest lectured on directing at Columbia University and various high schools, and taught directing at USC’s Graduate School of Cinematic Arts. 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, and was the recipient of the James Bridges Award. Adam currently lives in LA.