How To Shoot A Movie In 4 Days — Adam Davis [FULL INTERVIEW]

Film Courage: Adam, you had a goal to make a movie before a certain age?

Adam Davis, Filmmaker: Yes. I’ve been trying to be a filmmaker since I was 17, in earnest it was like This is what I’m going to do. I always thought I was going to be like Robert Rodriguez, he was my idol…young gun, doing his feature by age 23, I was like That’s going to be me. I definitely have that talent.

Then 23 came, then 23 went and I hadn’t done it. I was like Okay maybe I’m not like Robert Rodriguez. Maybe I’m more like…I don’t know? Quentin Tarantino. He did his first feature by age 27.

27 comes, 27 goes. I was sort of devastated because I was working on a lot of projects and doing a lot of shorts but I hadn’t gotten it done and it hit me when I turned 30, it was like that’s a big milestone. Your body starts changing, you get weird aches in your knees or whatever…it just happens at 30.

Film Courage: Try age 40.

Adam: [Laughs] I was like I have to do this, I’m 30. I wanted to do this by at least 30. How do I do it before I become age 31?…(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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