Upon graduating New York’s Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Science in Television and Film production, Adam Green went to work producing and directing local cable commercials in Boston. While employed by the cable advertising company, Green began “borrowing” their production equipment after hours to make his own films. Using friends as cast and crew, three lights, and his severely troubled cat…Green’s first feature film (the comedy COFFEE & DONUTS) was completed for a mere $400 in the summer of 1999. The movie was ultimately bought by Walt Disney Studios/Touchstone TV and developed as a sit-com for UPN with Green writing the pilot.
With the success of C&D, Green made the move out West. While spending the next several years developing, writing, and working on various network television pilots, Green wrote and directed the feature film HATCHET which premiered to rave reviews at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. The film was selected for festivals worldwide winning a multitude of awards, including the Audience Choice Award for “Best Picture” in 3 different countries and placement in both MTV’s and Ain’t It Cool News’ TOP 10 FILMS OF THE YEAR lists. Critically hailed as “the greatest slasher film in 20 years”, “the holy grail of slasher films”, and creating “the next icon of horror”- HATCHET saw a successful nationwide theatrical release in September of 2007. The film went on to become the highest selling original title that its distributor (Anchor Bay Entertainment) has ever had and a sequel is now in the works.
Green’s next film, the Hitchcockian psychodrama SPIRAL (co-directed by HATCHET’s star Joel David Moore), took home the prestigious “Gold Vision Award” at the 2007 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the Silver Award at Austin’s Fantastic Film Festival, and saw a US theatrical release in February of 2008.
Green is now writing the animated AQUAMAN movie for Warner Brothers/D.C. Comics and just wrapped production on his new snowy thriller FROZEN due out in theaters in early 2010. He currently resides in Hollywood, California with his fiance Rileah and their cats Tyler, Perry, and Chewbacca. More about Adam Green and his production company can be found here.