Adam was born in Anniston, Alabama while his father was in basic training at the local army depot. He grew up outside New York City in a town near the Hudson River called New City. After graduating from High School in New City, he went on to college at the University of Michigan, where he graduated with a liberal arts degree in communications.
After college, Adam followed friends to London to learn the film business. It was there that he cultivated the idea to become an editor. He edited several music videos and then decided to move to Los Angeles in order to pursue a career in filmmaking. He went on to edit three feature films, “Just Desserts”, “Loser” and “Sunset Strip” and received an MTV Music Video audience award for Bush’s “Glycerine“.
In 1996, Adam joined Rock Paper Scissors, where he is currently an Editor/Partner. He has earned multiple commercial editing awards, including a Gold Clio for Paul Hunter’s Nike “Freestyle”, a Bronze Clio, multiple AICE and AICP awards, and an Emmy for his work on Jake Scott’s Nike spot “Move”.
Between editing jobs, Adam has directed various ads, including a PSA for Safety Belt Safety USA, a campaign for Uncle Ben’s and a high profile spot for the PGA Tour starring Adam Scott.
Within months after completing his first feature, bgFATLdy, Adam directed “The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306”. This civil rights documentary is currently getting rave reviews from audiences, in addition to opening their eyes to what really took place during the final hours of Dr. Martin Luther King’s life.