My films are no longer streaming on Amazon Prime, but they will be available again soon on another platform. In the meantime, this N.Y. Times piece from last summer provides a cursory overview.
Below you can find synopses and reviews for each film.
AROUND THE BAY
- A wealthy businessman asks his estranged daughter to live with him temporarily and care for his young son from a failed second marriage.
- "A true find. Beautifully realized. Every single moment of the story rings true, aided by uniformly excellent performances." - IndieWire
- In the not-so-distant future, commercial brokering of human organs is a major growth industry, and Canary Industries is the leading firm in the business.
- "Very different, period. Fascinating to the point of repeat viewings. This second feature by Alejandro Adams confirms him as an arresting talent." - Variety
When a sex trafficking ring takes an interest in a destitute young girl, Russian immigrants from various walks of life are sucked into an elaborate plot to abduct her.
- "BABNIK marks Adams as a fresh directing talent. It’s a rousing success." - BoxOffice Magazine
A divorced Air Force sergeant rents a limousine to surprise his estranged daughter at her high school graduation. Reeling from her rejection, he finds himself bonding with the limo driver until they encounter a group of rowdy women.
- "I was absolutely floored by AMITY. A triumph on every level." - Mark Bomback, screenwriter (WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, THE BATMAN)
If you've had a chance to watch any of the films, drop me a line and let me know what you think.email
Things people have said about my films.
Poignant and engrossing. A very fine film which stays with me.
An arresting talent. Very different, period. Fascinating to the point of repeat viewings.
Micro in budget, macro in ambition, accomplishment, and scope. Prompts multiple viewings, and deserves them.
Distinctive and provocative. Adams produces work that is too prickly and individual to categorize.
(WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, THE BATMAN)
I was absolutely floored by AMITY. I’m not sure I’ve experienced a film quite like it. A triumph on every level.
So much more ambitious and intelligent and accomplished than the films that come out of Sundance every year.
A must see. Wildly ambitious and overwhelming. A fresh-feeling sense of dystopian dread.
Adams is playing on a whole other level.
Richard von Busack
Adams is no longer a local genius but a national contender.
BABNIK marks Adams as a fresh directing talent. It’s a rousing success.
Adams has a deceptive style; initially his films seem loosely shot, but the aggregation of seemingly tossed-off scenes tightens like a noose.
It's a sucker punch of a film, and its creator is a master in the making.
An adventurous filmmaker continuing to push forward. His use of actors, light, editing rhythms, and sound design are all calibrated to the emotions on the screen, and often to the extent of becoming nearly hallucinatory.
A true find. Beautifully realized. Every single moment of the story rings true, aided by uniformly excellent performances.