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Overview (2)

Born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (2)

At 19 Adam got his start in feature film making early with his directorial debut Home Sick, a slasher horror film starring Bill Moseley and Tom Toweles. However it was his second effort at 24 years old with the film Pop Skull that garnered him a talent to watch. Made for a budget of around 2000 dollars he managed to capture the attention of French Distribution company The Wild Bunch. The film went on to premiere at the prestigious Rome Film Festival and the American Film Institute Film Festival. His dark and sometimes abrasive directing/editing style has been compared to directors such as David Lynch, Darren Aronofsky, and Shinya Tsukamoto.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Liz Nakamura

Alabama-based filmmaker Adam Wingard got an early start in his field, as he shot and directed his first feature film at the age of nineteen while still enrolled in film school. That film, the horror-comedy Home Sick (2007), starring Bill Moseley, Tiffany Shepis, 'Tom Towles' qv, and 'Brandon Carroll', premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival in 2007 and was released by Synapse Films in August 2008. Upon its release, The Onion A.V. Club wrote, "Equal parts Rob Zombie, Takashi Miike and John Waters, Home Sick is easily one of the boldest gorefests to show up in video stores this decade."

Prior to the release of Home Sick (2007), Wingard had already commenced work on his second feature, the indie thriller Pop Skull (2007), which he shot in high definition video for a total budget of $2,000. The film had its international premiere at the Rome Film Festival and its domestic premiere at the AFI Film Festival in 2007. Reviewing the AFI screening of Pop Skull, both Variety and L.A. Weekly singled the film out as one of their top picks of the fest. In additional to Home Sick and Pop Skull, Wingard has written, shot, produced, directed and edited several short films, including "Cerebella," "Laura Panic," and "Paradox Mary," which have screened at festivals such as Fantasia and the Leeds International Film Festival. He has completed production of the feature film What Fun We Were Having (2011), starring Joe Swanberg, in January 2010; that film was in post-production. He continues to reside and work from Alabama and is represented in Los Angeles by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment and Spectacle Entertainment.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jim Kramer

Trivia (2)

Graduated from Full Sail University in 2002.
He was a contestant on the reality show On The Lot, but was eliminated in the first episode during the preliminary round. He is now the most successful filmmaker to emerge from that show.

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