December 3, 1982 |
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.
|Occupation||Film director, cinematographer, screenwriter|
Life and career
Wingard was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and graduated from Full Sail University in 2002. His first feature, the horror-comedy Home Sick, starring Bill Moseley and Tiffany Shepis, proved to be a stepping stone to his second feature, the psychotropic ghost story thriller Pop Skull. Made on a total budget of $2,000, Pop Skull had its international premiere at the Rome Film Festival and its domestic premiere at the AFI Film Festival in 2007. A Horrible Way to Die (2010) and What Fun We Were Having (2011) followed.
The serial killer love story thriller A Horrible Way to Die premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival in the ‘Vanguard’ section and was acquired by Starz/Anchor Bay at the festival for a North American theatrical and home media release. What Fun We Were Having is a 4-part anthology dealing with the taboo subject of date rape. The anthology had its premiere at the 2011 Fantastia Film Festival in Montreal where Wingard was honored by the festival with his very own sidebar section: “Medicated Monsters – A Spotlight on Filmmaker Adam Wingard”.
In 2011, Wingard co-directed Autoerotic with mumblecore icon (and frequent actor in Wingard films) Joe Swanberg. He was selected to direct one chapter of The ABCs of Death, a 26-chapter horror anthology for Drafthouse Films and Magnet. His most recent solo directorial effort, You're Next, a home invasion thriller, premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival as part of the ‘Midnight Madness’ section. The film was acquired by Lionsgate, and received a wide release in August 2013.
|2004||The Little One||short film|
|2005||The Girlfriend||short film|
|2007||1000 Year Sleep||short film|
|2007||Laura Panic||short film|
|2008||Paradox Mary||short film|
|2010||A Horrible Way to Die||Horror|
|2008||Little Sister Gone||short film|
|2011||Autoerotic||co-directed with Joe Swanberg|
|2011||What Fun We Were Having||Horror|
|2012||V/H/S||Horror||"Tape 56" segment (actor & director)|
|2013||V/H/S/2||Horror||"Phase I Clinical Trials" segment (actor & director)|
- The New York Times
- "Home Sick Comes Home Today!". Dreadcentral.com. August 26, 2008.
- "Review of Adam Wingard's brilliant POP SKULL". Quietearth.com. September 15, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-10.
- Brown, Todd (December 9, 2007). "News: Adam Wingard Convinces Me I've Wasted My Life. Trailer And Stills From POP SKULL". Twitchfilm.com. Retrieved 2008-11-10.
- Koehler, Robert (November 21, 2007). "Variety Reviews – Pop Skull – Film Reviews – AFI". Variety. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "indyfilmfest". Indianapolis International Film Festival. Archived from the original on October 21, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
- Everleth, Mike (March 28, 2008). "2008 Boston Underground Film Festival: Award Winners". Bad Lit. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
- "FANTASTIC FEST 2010 ANNOUNCES THE FANTASTIC FEST AWARDS". Fantastic Fest. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
- "FANTASTIC FEST 2011 ANNOUNCES THE FANTASTIC FEST AWARDS". Fantastic Fest. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
- Adam Wingard at the Internet Movie Database
- Adam Wingard at AMG
- Twitch Interview with Adam Wingard
- Lumiere Reader Interview
- Fatally Yours Interview with Adam Wingard