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You may have already seen Adam’s films without knowing it. His work has played every day for months on network TV, won awards at film festivals around the world, and been watched by many millions online.


In 2016-2017, Adam directed eight episodes of “Mech X4,” a new action comedy Disney series about 4 teenagers and their giant fighting robot. He also directed the 2016 Disney pilot “Forever Boys.”


WATCH JONATHAN FRAKES DEFEND COMMANDER RIKER

Nerdist

Oh, Nerd Court, this time you may have outdone yourself…


NERD COURT IS NOW IN SESSION

AdWeek

Maker Labs may be producing more than new forms of storytelling...


INGRESS OBSESSED RETURNS

A-List Daily

We kept hearing about ever grander and crazier missions people were going on, so we said 'It would be great if we could capture this on video.'


WATCH A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT TRAILER FOR A TV SERIES

Slashfilm

This is the kind of series I feel like JJ Abrams would have created five years ago, with a mystery box premise, but one focused on human relationships.


NEW SHOW “FLIPSIDE” GETS AT THE BIG QUESTIONS FOR COLLEGE KIDS

College Magazine

It’s the kind of television that gets in your gut; you can’t help thinking: “this is me...” This prompting of introspection, whether for a 20 year old or a 60 year old viewer, is what makes the idea of Flipside feel so important.


SHOPPING A TWENTYSOMETHING ENSEMBLE DRAMA

Deadline.com

As part of their pitch for Flipside, Stein and Friedlander shot a proof of concept teaser... The co-creators credit the video with garnering them preliminary interest from broadcast and cable nets.


JURASSIC PARK-INSPIRED DINOSAUR MAGIC

New Media Rockstars

The video helped push over 17.5 thousand clicks to Fandango for tickets, showing just how influential YouTube can be in helping with the success of a Hollywood movie.


THE FINAL FOUR FILMMAKERS FIGHT IT OUT ON THE LOT

Film.com

Adam's was a stroke of unbridled creativity that packed a pee-yourself ending and blew the judges, and everyone else, away.


HIS LOT TO LOSE

The Harvard Crimson

From a pool of about 12,000 applicants... Stein has beaten the odds and landed himself in the final rounds of the show’s competition.

In 2014-2015, Adam directed 50 digital episodes for Google, Niantic Labs, The Walking Dead, and Maker Studios, including the popular “Nerd Court” comedy series.  He directed daily comedy pieces for ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live from 2011-2013.


Adam was a finalist on FOX's "On The Lot," a directing competition produced by Steven Spielberg, in which he wrote and directed a new short film every 5 days.


Adam’s writing has been recognized by an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Prize and the Humanitas Prize for New Voices. He’s created commercials and videos for companies like Lexus, Ford, Red Bull, Proctor & Gamble, HP, Intuit, Sports Illustrated, and Universal Studios.


Before all this, Adam worked as an editor for independent feature films that played at Sundance, Tribeca, and SXSW, getting to work with great people like Miguel Arteta, Mike White, Miranda July, Kristin Bell, Zooey Deschanel, Anna Paquin, Michael Lehmann, and Gary Winick.


He graduated from Harvard College and studied directing at USC Film School.

ON THE LOT: THE SHORTS

Variety

Stein manages a complete arc in just one minute with humorous flashback sequences satisfyingly fleshing out the story.


CNN - PAULA ZAHN NOW

Entertainment correspondent Sibila Vargas set out to find what could be the next digital revolution, right on your own computer...

Adam answers questions on stage with Yo-Yo Ma.

Hot Java wins the GenArt Film Festival.

COMIC RAPPERS BATTLE FOR CRED

CNET News

 ...in Los Angeles, television and movie actor Mark Feuerstein -- who has been in movies including "In Her Shoes" -- and film editor Adam Stein, thought "Lazy Sunday" smacked of heavy New York bias and decided the West Coast needed to respond. Thus, their challenge, titled “Lazy Monday,” and their call out for a new East Coast-West Coast rivalry were born.

YO-YO MA PLAYS ENNIO MORRICONE

Variety

Concert also included the debut of four short, impressionistic films created to accompany Morricone's music.  Adam Stein's "Suburban Symphony," a quaternary domestic drama set to "Ecstasy of Gold," was the standout.

IN THE NEWS


DISNEY GREENLIGHTS SUPERNATURAL VAMPIRE PILOT

Variety

The potential series follows three brothers, played by the band, who were bitten by a vampire during their debut concert in 1957.


DISNEY’S UNDEAD BOY BAND SHOW IS YOUR NEXT OBSESSION

Bustle

Done right, this comedy could totally fit right in with '90s fair like Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Teen Angel.


DISNEY CHANNEL IS LAUNCHING 12 SHORT FILMS ONLINE

Entertainment Weekly

When two brothers discover a trunk that transforms toys into real-life people, they accidentally ignite a power struggle that endangers their lives...

NERD COURT: GET AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT SEASON ONE

Slashfilm

I’ve always felt that fans of science fiction, fantasy, comics, and video games needed their own dedicated specialist legal forum in which to debate and settle the issues that so often divide us, and Nerd Court was created to fill that void.