Adam MacDonald

Adam MacDonald

Canada

Biography

Adam was born in Montreal, Quebec. After running in gangs and hitting rock bottom as a rebellious teenager, he became interested in theatre and film and found resurrection as an artist. A highly accomplished actor with over 40 film and television credits to his name, Adam began to shift his focus in recent years to writing and directing, receiving mentoring from Bruce McDonald, one of Canada’s most acclaimed directors. Adam’s previous directorial works include three short films: SOMBRE ZOMBIE, KILLERKILLER, and IN THE DOMINICAN. SOMBRE ZOMBIE aired on Bravo! and screened at festivals around the world, including the Fantasia Film Festival and Nashville Film Festival. His most recent short, IN THE DOMINICAN was a festival hit and was nominated as Best International Short Film at the Barebones Film Festival; received three nominations including Best Short Film at the Treasure Coast International Film Festival; and won an Award of Merit at the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood. Adam is a passionate, obsessive student of the cinéma vérité and thriller genres and is influenced by Hong-Jin Na, Rob Zombie, Nicolas Winding Refn, Tobe Hooper, and Derek Cianfrance. Inspired to follow in their footsteps, Adam wrote the script for BACKCOUNTRY to be his feature-film directorial debut. 

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