I love telling stories about family, the bigger the drama the funnier I find them. John Cassavetes is my favorite filmmaker; and I'm addicted to watching online dog videos.
ADAM CHRISTIAN CLARK
Originally from Seattle, Adam Christian Clark attended the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. While in school, Clark hosted the nationally syndicated TV talk show CU@USC. It was there that Clark first met fellow film-student Adam Hendricks, who would go on to produce Clark's first and second feature films.
Clark began his directing career in reality television. While still a student, he was hired to direct the hit CBS television show Big Brother. Clark then relocated to Shanghai to write and direct China's first-ever reality television series, Fashion Star. Clark would two years later return to China to shoot his second narrative short film Goodbye Shanghai.
Before focusing on narrative filmmaking, Clark also worked in commercials and music videos as a roster director for Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender's production company, A Band Apart. As a commercial, music video, and reality director, Clark has worked for such notable artists and brands as Kanye West, Jackie Chan, Gnarls Barkley, Lupe Fiasco, Pepsi, Motorola, MAC, Diesel, Quaker State, and Lay's.
Clark's narrative career began while collaborating with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Charlie LeDuff on Clark's first short film, The Editor: A Man I Despise; and Bag Men, a feature screenplay for Jeremy Kleiner and Plan B Entertainment.
Caroline and Jackie, Clark's critically-acclaimed first feature film, was theatrically released after premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Clark's second feature, Newly Single will be released in 2018. Newly Single premiered in competition at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF); and marks Clark's first time acting in a feature film.
Clark lives and works in downtown Los Angeles.
NY TIMES - The true indie mentality and style are reassuringly alive in 2013 in “Caroline and Jackie.” It captures the awkwardness, loneliness and unacknowledged desperation that haunt us all but that are particularly poignant when seen among attractive 30-somethings.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL - Visually polished and emotionally raw.
VARIETY - Displaying nerves of steel and a generous heart, helmer Adam Christian Clark takes a lot of chances with “Caroline and Jackie,” a tale of troubled sisters that keeps the viewer off balance throughout before delivering a payoff that serves as both catharsis and absolution.
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER - Their relationship will ring true for many viewers, and Clark's intelligent handling of it should elicit good word-of-mouth at arthouses.
NY MAGAZINE - Top-Notch!
REUTERS - The plot is complex, the performances brilliant. First-time director Adam Christian Clark has made a compelling film.
VILLAGE VOICE - Sounds like family to us.
GENE SHALIT’S MOUSTACHE - It's the first time in awhile that a scripted, dramatic film was able to play with my senses; the way CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS did, in documentary form.