How Do You Know You Are A Filmmaker? by Adam Davis

Film Courage: Adam, how do you know this is what you’re meant to do, filmmaking? How do you know this is for you?

Adam Davis, Writer/DirectorThat is…I think that’s a tough question but I also think I know how I can answer that. It’s the feeling that I get when I do it first and foremost that it really makes me feel most like myself. In other stuff, other jobs, in other situations in life I definitely sometimes feel like I’m not myself or I can’t be myself (I’m not my most authentic self I think someone very smart put it). But filmmaking, that’s where I really feel that and I love it, you know? It’s the sort of thing where in life if you can choose the pain you’re given, then that’s better than having pain forced upon you.

The fact that filmmaking has all of these highs and lows. It can be exhilarating and it can be super painful when you get rejected or when a project doesn’t come together or a project that you’ve put out isn’t received how you might want it to be received. The fact that those are the pain points that I can choose is kind of great because it’s all part of it. You can’t have those dizzying highs of…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

Writer/Director Adam Davis has created numerous short films and has half a decade of professional on-set experience. The short films that he’s written, directed, produced and edited have garnered first place wins in various film festivals around the country since 2002. In total, his short films have won 13 top awards.

In 2016, Adam self-financed his debut feature film that he shot in just 4 days. BROKEN CEILING found distribution in 2018 and opened to stellar reviews from The Los Angeles Times. The film is now available on iTunes, Amazon, TubiTV and many other VOD services where it’s receiving rave reviews from the public. 

Adam and his writing partner, Will Corona Pilgrim, successfully Kickstarted a horror/action short film titled NO TOUCHING, which stars Zoë Bell, Heidi Moneymaker, Jake Busey, Tracie Thoms, Kevin Daniels and Doug Jones. It has amassed over 1 million views on YouTube and Facebook. 

Adam’s most recent project is a short film called LOSING SIGHT, about a man struggling with the new life he’s forced to live as a blind man.




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