Dan Adams is an American, award winning film director and writer. He was born and raised in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. He discovered his passion for writing and directing films in his mid-20s while working in the music industry.
Adams commenced his formal education at The Art Institute of Philadelphia and received an Associate’s Degree in Music Business (1998). He then attended New Jersey City University, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Media Studies (2010).
Following his media studies, Adams worked at Atlantic Records in the video production and promotion department for five years, where he learned the business of producing content. Of his decision to move into a career producing films, Adams said, “After working on various artists’ music videos, I eventually wanted to branch out and start producing my own content.”
Adams was influenced by Spike Lee, Quentin Tarantino and Sylvester Stallone. He said, “Those types of directors really put their all into what goes on in front of the camera, but also behind the camera.”
Since 2010, Adams has produced documentaries, web series’, short films and music videos. His screenplay entitled “NEW YORK’S FLYEST” was nominated for best screenplay in the 2014 Peachtree Village International Film Festival, and was one of the winning screenplays in the 2013 Urban Media Makers Film Festival. Also in 2014, his screenplay “A COMPLICATED LOVE STORY” was nominated for best screenplay in the Sacramento Film Festival.
In 2010, Adams wrote and directed a short film called “The Spirit of EVE.” In 2008 he produced and directed a special Election Day documentary entitled, “The Day the World Changed.” In 2008-2009 Adams created, produced, and directed a web series talk show called “Tonight’s The Nite.”
As a writer, Adams has written film reviews for film guide, Time Out New York, covered red carpet events and conducted in depth interviews during the 2014 American Black Film Festival and Urbanworld Film Festival.
For more information on Dan Adams, visit http://www.danadamsfilms.com