About Me

Adam is a multi award-winning film and television Director in both live action and animation. With more than 20 years of experience he has established himself as a capable and seasoned veteran with a strong understanding of visual effects and motion capture. He worked also on music videos and did many TV commercials.

It is with a constant attention to rhythm and aesthetics than Adam approaches his craft. As a story-teller first and foremost, Adams goal is to engage the viewer, take them on an enjoyable journey through the use of original and unique narratives - regardless of the style or genre.

 

His critically acclaimed short films have screened at over 85 international film festivals including Fantasia, Film Quest, Shriekfest, Nightmare Film Festival  and RI International film Festival.

In 2015, Adam directed 26 episodes of a ground-breaking animated TV series broadcasted on SRC and TVO, Jerry and the Raiders. The series has been sold all around the world and was the very first animated TV series in Canada done with a pipeline Unity and Motion Capture.

More recently, his short film A LITTLE OFF THE TOP reached over 3.4 Million views on CryptTV and still growing. His most successful film BANSHEE just get picked up by MPX for a worldwide release by mid 2019. In a recent review, Adam’s work has been compared to what the filmmaker James Wan does when he is at his best.

Adam is currently developing two feature films LIMO and THE DAMNED which he plans taking into production in 2021 and 2022.

**NEWS**

He is now filming his first feature film HOME starring Emily Hampshire (Shitt's Creek, 12 Monkeys), François Arnaud (The Borgias, Texas Midnight) and Christian Convery. The release date is not set yet.

Variety article HERE

Deadline article HERE

"I choose to make films that entertain people and give them the chance to pause their busy schedule for a moment. I have no other pretention than wanting to please people by giving them an opportunity to be entertained intelligently, but with a good dose of fun."

2010 - present

Awards / Nominations

  • 2018 - WINNER - Merit Award at Canada Shorts Film Festival - Banshee

  • 2017 - WINNER - Best Foreign Short at Things 2 Fear Film Festival - Banshee

  • 2017 - WINNER - Best Shot Film at Bloody Horror International Film Festival - Banshee

  • 2017 - WINNER - Best Horror Short at Spotlight Horror Film Awards - Banshee

  • 2017 - WINNER - Golden Marquee Award Short Film - Banshee

  • 2017 - WINNER - Outstanding Producing at ZedFest - Banshee

  • 2017 - WINNER - Outstanding Screen Story at ZedFest - Banshee

  • 2014 - WINNER - Emerging Talent Award at Festival Fantasia  - Insane

  • 2014 - WINNER - Directorial Discovery at RI International Film Festival  - Insane

  • 2014 - WINNER - Outstanding Foreign Short Film Direction at Zed Fest - Insane

  • 2014 - WINNER - Best Of The Fest at Idaho Horror Film Festival - Insane

  • 2014 - WINNER - Best Short at Pop Ninja Horror Short Film Festival - Insane

  • 2014 - WINNER - Audience choice at Slaughter movie house - Insane

  • 2018 - NOMINATION - Best Short at Edmonton Festival Of Fear - Banshee

  • 2018 - NOMINATION - Best Horror Film at Horror Film In Hotlanta - Banshee

  • 2018 - NOMINATION - Best Overall Horror Film at FEAR International Horror Film Genre - Banshee

  • 2018 - NOMINATION - Scariest Horror Film at FEAR International Horror Film Genre - Banshee

  • 2018 - NOMINATION - Best Director at FEAR International Horror Film Genre - Banshee

  • 2018 - NOMINATION - Best Director at Indie Horror Film Festival - Banshee

  • 2018 - NOMINATION - Best Fantasy Short at Hexplotation Film Festival - Banshee

  • 2018 - NOMINATION - Best Canadian Short at Hexplotation Film Festival - Banshee

  • 2018 - NOMINATION - Best Horror Short at Hexplotation Film Festival - Banshee

  • 2017 - NOMINATION - Best Jump-scare at HorrorHaus Film Festival - Banshee

  • 2017 - NOMINATION - Best Short Film at Blood in the Snow Film Festival - Banshee

  • 2017 - NOMINATION - Best Horror Short at Nightmare Film Festival - Banshee

  • 2017 - NOMINATION - Best Horror Short at FilmQuest - Banshee

  • 2017 - NOMINATION - Best Horror Short at Alternative Film Festival - Banshee

  • 2015 - NOMINATION - Best Director at Dark Scream  - Insane

  • 2015 - NOMINATION - Best Short Film at Dark Scream - Insane

  • 2014 - NOMINATION - Best Short au Scare-A-Con - Insane

  • 2014 - NOMINATION - Best Horror Short Film at Terror Film Festival - Insane

  • 2014 - NOMINATION - Best Horror Short Film at FilmQuest - Insane

  • 2012 - NOMINATION - Best Screenplay at Killer Film Fest - Bloodbath

2010 - present

© 2017 by Adam O'Brien