Adam’s earliest experience of cinema can be traced back to recurring childhood nightmares of ‘Pinocchio’. It was around this time he decided he wanted to be a filmmaker. Upon leaving school he opted for a fallback qualification and graduated in 2008 with a BA in philosophy.

Adam’s first written project Just Desserts (2015) won the Discovery Award at the London Comedy Festival and was picked up for distribution by Amazon Prime. His directorial debut Kitty’s Fortune (2016), a short drama based on the life of Holocaust-survivor Kitty Hart-Moxon, won Best Fiction at the Polish International Film Festival. 

Turning the lens upon his own community, Adam set his next film The Outer Circle (2018) within London’s Iraqi diaspora. The script was awarded the UK Pears Short Film Fund and played in over 30 festivals worldwide. His most recent short The Covenant (2019) was awarded funding by The Story Lab and is currently in post-production. 

Adam is developing his first feature-length project ‘The Descent of Man’ through the Columbia University Screenwriting and Directing MFA programme. This year he was selected for the 2019 BAFTA New Talents scholarship award.

In his spare time Adam brews kombucha and gives his friends unsolicited life advice. He still thinks about becoming a professional philosopher and hopes one day to shoot a feature in Baghdad.

Awards & Nominations

The Covenant (2019) [in post-production]

Winner of The Story Lab Short Film Grant 2018 (Germany)

The Outer Circle (2018)

Winner of 2017 Pears Foundation Short Film Fund (United Kingdom)

Nominated for Narrative Short Competition at Moscow Jewish Film Festival 2018

Nominated for Jury Prize Award at Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2018

Official Selection San Diego International Festival 2018

Official Selection Salento International Festival 2018

Official Selection Sao Paulo Jewish Film Festival 2018

Official Selection Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival 2018

Official Selection San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2018

Official Selection Arizona International Film Festival 2018

Official Selection Geneva International Jewish Film Festival 2018

Official Selection London Short Film Festival 2018

Official Selection UK International Jewish Film Festival 2017

Official Selection Zagreb Film Festival 2018

Official Selection Emden Nordeney Film Festival 2018

Official Selection Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival 2018

Official Selection Plymouth Rebel Film Festival 2018

Official Selection Houston Jewish Film Festival 2018

Official Selection Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival 2018

Official Selection Carmel Jewish Film Festival 2018

Official Selection Palm Springs Jewish Film Festival 2018

Official Selection San Antonio Jewish Film Festival 2018

Official Selection Chelsea Film Festival 2018

Official Selection East Bay International Jewish Film Festival 2018

Official Selection Warsaw Jewish Film Festival 2018

Official Selection Summer Shorts Film Festival 2019

Official Selection New Jersey Jewish Film Festival 2019

Official Selection British Shorts Berlin  Film Festival 2019

Official Selection DC Shorts ‘Short and Sweet’ program Film Festival 2019

Official Selection Mumbai Shorts Film Festival 2018

Official Selection JellyFEST Film Festival 2019

Official Selection New York Sephardic Film Festival 2019

Official Selection San Diego Jewish Film Festival 2019

JUST DESSERTS (2016) [co-writer and producer]

Winner of Best Comedy Award @ Isle of Man Film Festival 2016
Winner of Discovery Short Film Award @ LOCO London Comedy Festival 2016

Finalist of Promax Short Film Festival 2016
Nominated for Best Screenplay @ Hamilton Film Festival 2016
Nominated for Best UK Short @ London Short Film Festival 2016
Nominated for Best UK Short @ Raindance 2015
Official Selection 2016 Flickerfest International
Official Selection 2016 London Comedy Festival
Official Selection 2016 Berlin British Shorts Festival
Official Selection 2015 Encounters Shorts
Official Selection 2015 BFI London Film Festival
Official Selection 2015 Encounters Shorts

Kitty's Fortune (2015)

WINNER – Best Short – Polish International Film Festival 2017
NOMINATED – Best Fiction – Plymouth International Film Festival 2016
Official Selection 2017 London Short Film Festival
Official Selection 2016 UK Jewish Film Festival

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