PIGOTT | BAFTA SCHOLAR 2019 & 2020
Adam’s earliest experience of cinema can be traced back to recurring childhood nightmares of Pinocchio. It was around this time he decided he wanted to be a filmmaker. Upon leaving school he opted for a fallback qualification and graduated in 2008 with a BA in philosophy.
Adam’s first written project Just Desserts (2015) played at the BFI London Film Festival and won the Discovery Award at the London Comedy Festival as well as Best Comedy at the Isle of Man Film Festival. His directorial debut Kitty’s Fortune (2016), a short drama based on the life of Holocaust-survivor Kitty Hart-Moxon, won Best Fiction at the Polish International Film Festival.
Turning the lens upon his own community, Adam set his next film The Outer Circle (2018) within London’s Iraqi diaspora. The script was awarded the UK Pears Short Film Fund and played in over 30 festivals worldwide. His most recent short The Covenant (2019) was selected for funding by The Story Lab and is currently in post-production.
Adam is developing his first feature-length project ‘The Descent of Man’ through the Columbia University Screenwriting and Directing MFA programme on a BAFTA scholarship.
In his spare time Adam brews kombucha and gives his friends unsolicited life advice. He still thinks about becoming a professional philosopher and hopes one day to shoot a feature in Baghdad.