Adam (1992 film)

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Directed byPeter Lord
Produced byPeter Lord (executive producer)
David Sproxton (executive producer)
Christopher Moll (producer)
Written byPeter Lord
StarringNick Upton
Music byStuart Gordon
CinematographyDavid Sproxton
Edited byNigel Bell
Distributed byAardman Animations
Alta Films (Spain)
Der KurzFilmVerleih (Austria, Germany, Switzerland)
Release date
9 April 1992 (UK)
October 1992 (Chicago International Film Festival)
17 August 1995 (Spain)
5 July 1996 (Portugal)
Running time
6 minutes [1]
CountryUnited Kingdom

Adam is a 1992 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 Animated Short[2] and the equivalent award at BAFTA[3] in 1992, and won two awards at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in 1993.[4] 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".[5] 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 realises 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 released on DVD in 2000 as part of a Creature Comforts collection alongside Wat's Pig (nominated for the same category at the 1996 Academy Awards) and Not Without My Handbag.[6]

Awards and nominations[edit]

This is a list of awards and nominations of Adam:

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1992 Christopher Moll and Peter Lord BAFTA Film Award for Short Animation Nominated [3]
1992 Peter Lord (director) Chicago International Film Festival Silver Plaque for Best Short Film Won [7]
1993 Peter Lord Annecy International Animated Film Festival Audience Award Won [4]
1993 Peter Lord Annecy International Animated Film Festival Special Distinction for Humour Won [4]
1993 Peter Lord Academy Award for Best Short Film, Animated Nominated [8]


  1. ^ CITIA. "Annecy - À propos - Archives - 1993 - Sélection officielle > Fiche film". Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  2. ^ "An Interview With Aardman's Peter Lord". Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b "BAFTA Awards Database". Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b c CITIA. "About - Archives - Award winners". Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Adam - Aardman Animations — Stop Motion Planet". Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  6. ^ " Creature Comforts: Julie Sedgewick, Andy MacCormack, Dave Alex Riddett, David Sproxton, Fred Reed, Nick Park, William Ennals, Alan Gardner, Sara Mullock: Movies & TV". Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Adam (1991)". MUBI. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Short Film Winners: 1993 Oscars". YouTube. Retrieved 19 March 2019.

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