Adam (1992 film)

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Directed by Peter Lord
Produced by Peter Lord (executive producer)
David Sproxton (executive producer)
Christopher Moll (producer)
Written by Peter Lord
Starring Nick Upton
David Tennant
Music by Stuart Gordon
Cinematography David Sproxton
Edited by Nigel Bell
Distributed by Aardman Animations
Alta Films (Spain)
Der KurzFilmVerleih (Austria, Germany, Switzerland)[1]
Release date
9 April 1992 (UK)
October 1992 (Chicago International Film Festival)
17 August 1995 (Spain)
5 July 1996 (Portugal)[2]
Running time
6 minutes[3]
Country UK
Language English

Adam is a 1991 British 6-minute stop motion clay animated short film written, animated and directed by Peter Lord of Aardman Animations. It was nominated for an Academy Award for best short film, and won the equivalent award at BAFTA in 1992 as well as the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in 1993. It is based on the beginning of the Book of Genesis. It was distributed by Aardman Animations.


The film is a "spoof of the creation of life".[4] Adam is a man who is created by the Hand of God and is put on this lonely planet. He does silly acts and does all sorts of strange things. When God realizes that Adam is lonely, he makes Adam a friend. Adam, expecting it to be Eve, gets himself ready as if for a date only to find out his new friend is a penguin.



The film was edited into the 1996 video Wallace & Gromit: The Best of Aardman Animation.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Adam received a rating of 6.8/10 on IMDb from 387 users.[6]

Awards and nominations[edit]

This is a list of awards and nominations of Adam.[7]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1992 Christopher Moll and Peter Lord BAFTA Film Award for Best Animated Film Nominated
1992 Peter Lord (director) Chicago International Film Festival Silver Plaque for Best Short Film Won
1993 Peter Lord Annecy International Animated Film Festival Audience Award Won
1993 Peter Lord Academy Award for Best Short Film, Animated Nominated


  1. ^ "Adam (1992) - Company credits - IMDb". Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Adam (1992) - Release Info - IMDb". Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Adam (1992) - Technical Specifications - IMDb". Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Adam - Aardman Animations — Stop Motion Planet". Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Adam (1992) - Connections - IMDb". Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Adam (1992) - IMDb". Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Adam - Awards - IMDb". Retrieved 2014-01-31.