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Agent: Edward Hughes

Adam Butcher is a writer and director who experiments with narrative structure and visual style to tell stories that entertain and provoke. A graduate of the Berlinale Talents campus, he is a Semi-Finalist of the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship and a winner of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Showcase. Having earned five Vimeo Staff Picks, his short films have seen great success. Viral thriller Internet Story attracted over a million views in its first week online, while Bradley Manning Had Secrets has played festivals worldwide, winning Best Short Film at MIX Copenhagen 2013. His short The Prevailing Winds was funded by Film London and premiered at the BFI London Film Festival.

His early work includes creating promos for BBC brands like Doctor Who and The Last Kingdom, winning 5 Promax Golds and 2 Eurovision Connect Awards. Adam has had several TV series optioned and his current slate includes a feature adaptation of Internet Story, commissioned by Western Edge Pictures. His Rocliffe-winning script Not The End Of The World is attached to producer Oliver Kassman and will be Adam’s directorial debut.

In Development:

NOT THE END OF THE WORLD

LGBTQ Cross-Genre feature film.
Semi-Finalist (Nicholl Fellowship 2019), Winner (BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Showcase 2018)
Writer and director

INTERNET STORY Western Edge Pictures

Feature adaptation of short film.
Writer

UNHOLY ISLAND

Horror Anthology TV series
Writer and Co-Creator with CI Smith

FULFILMENT Bryncoed Productions

Thriller TV series
Writer and Co-Creator with Bob Denham

HEREAFTER Darius Films

Sci-Fi TV series
Writer and Co-Creator with Bob Denham

CORONAVILLE Channel X Productions/Ficto

Remote-filmed interactive comedy series
Writer and director

HAS ENTERED THE CHAT – Channel X Productions

Remote-filmed comedy series
Writer and director

Short Films:

WHAT HAPPENED TO CROW 64?

Documentary Short
Vimeo Staff Pick
Short Of The Week
Writer and director

THE PREVAILING WINDS

Drama short
Nominated for Grand Jury Prize at Promax Short Film Festival
Premiered at BFI London Film Festival
Director

SIMULATED DEAD PEOPLE

Sci-Fi Drama web series (4 x 5 mins)
Official Selection (Geneva International Film Festival, Marseilles Web Fest, Raindance Web Fest)
Web Series of the Week (IndieSeriesNet)
Writer and director

BRADLEY MANNING HAD SECRETS

LGBTQ Docu-Drama short
Winner of Best Short Film (MIX Copenhagen 2013), In Competition (Oberhausen Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, CFC Toronto Worldwide Shorts, BFI Lesbian and Gay Film Festival)
Vimeo Staff Pick and Vimeo Best of 2013
Writer and director

INTERNET STORY

Thriller short
Official Selection (BFI onedotzero Festival, London Short Film Festival, East End Film Festival, InterFilm Berlin, Brussels Short Film Festival)
Vimeo Staff Pick – a million views in first week of online release
Writer and director

Freelance (Selected):

FREELANCE WRITER/DIRECTOR

Writing and directing on projects for various companies: StoryFutures, MTV, Comedy Central, Maverick Media (Client: Bandai Namco), Infinite Content

CREATIVE/DIRECTOR BBC Creative/Red Bee Media (October 2010 – May 2018)

Writing and directing high end promos for big BBC/UKTV brands: Doctor Who, The Last Kingdom, Dave, Blue Peter, Eastenders, BBC Two, BBC Four, BBC Radio 2 and many more
Winner of 5 Promax Golds and 2 Eurovision Connects Awards including “Best Overall Promo”

Education:

BA ENGLISH LITERATURE University of Bristol (2005-2008)

First Class Honours