About


 

Clockwise from top: promotional images for Adam’s first short film, ‘Imago, Story of a Boy,’ 2001; directing action sequences in Morocco for a historical documentary, 2014.

Adam Shamash is an award-winning filmmaker with over a decade of experience. The colourful fusion of Iraqi Jewish and Canadian heritage, Adam first fell in love with filmmaking as a teenager. He spent his twenties studying its craft and searching the world for powerful stories to tell on film. From the Americas to Europe, from Africa to the Middle East, Adam made commercials and short films for numerous organizations, including the Government of Canada, Friends of the Earth, and the Royal Hashemite Family of Jordan. Adam’s travels finally brought him to London, UK, where he cofounded an acclaimed production company, Film Pill, which has produced content for the BBC, The New York Times, The Guardian, Vice, TEDx and Virgin. In 2016 Adam returned to the West Coast of Canada―the so-called “Hollywood North”―where he has worked on productions for major studios including DC / Warner Brothers (‘Arrow’, ‘Flash’, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’), 20th Century Fox (‘Predator’), and Syfy / Netflix (‘Van Helsing’), as part of a training program by the Director’s Guild of Canada (DGC).

Adam’s short films have won several awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Audience Award. He holds a Master’s Degree in Filmmaking from Goldsmith’s / University of London (UK) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Filmmaking from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema (Canada). His favourite films explore themes of fantasy, mythology and the hero’s quest. He believes that good films can open hearts and transform minds.

Contact Adam via email: adam@adamshamash.com