Adam Hamdy

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Adam Hamdy
Born (1974-03-12) 12 March 1974 (age 45)
London, United Kingdom
OccupationAuthor, screenwriter, film producer
NationalityBritish
Period2004–present
Notable worksBattalion, Pulp, The Hunter
Website
www.adamhamdy.com

Adam Hamdy (born 12 March 1974) is a British writer and film producer best known for his debut comic book limited series The Hunter and his comedy feature film Pulp, which became the first film to ever premiere on the Xbox Video platform.[1]

Biography[edit]

Hamdy was born and raised in London, United Kingdom. He attended the University of Oxford, and graduated with a degree in law. He also holds a degree in philosophy from the University of London. After a number of low-level jobs in the media industry, Hamdy joined the consulting team at Lloyd's of London. From there, he went on to join a niche management consulting firm.

Using seed finance provided by the partners in his consulting firm, Hamdy founded a company that developed specialist online payment systems. He raised £7.5m in venture capital to launch the business. The business was later sold to one of the venture capital investors. Between 2000 and 2001, Hamdy co-wrote a weekly diary column for The Guardian on the ups and downs of being an Internet entrepreneur.[2]

Hamdy left the corporate world to focus on building a career as a writer. One of his first writing jobs was doing additional story work on 50 Cent: Blood On the Sand. He went on to write comics, and created The Hunter, which launched in December 2007. He also created Starmaker: Leviathan, another comic series that was published online and in print in 2009.[3] In late 2009 it was announced that Hunter had been optioned for a film by Scarlet Fire Entertainment, with Hamdy providing the script.[4]

Hamdy has since been working as a screenwriter, and has written for film producers on both sides of the Atlantic. He recently completed the screen adaptation of number9dream by David Mitchell.[5][6]

Hamdy's debut novel Battalion was published on Kindle on 27 September 2012.[7] Richard Caldwell of review site, The Lottery Party, describes Battalion as "a blistering political techno-thriller".[8] His second novel, Out of Reach, was published by Endeavour Press in May 2015.

Hamdy's next novel, Pendulum, has been acquired by Headline and will be published internationally[9] in November 2016.

Hamdy produced the feature film, Pulp, which became the first film to ever premiere on the Xbox Video platform.[10]

In November 2016 Hamdy published Pendulum - the 1st book in a trilogy. In January 2017 it featured on BBC Radio 2's Book Club. The 2nd book, Freefall was released in November 2017 and the 3rd, Aftershock, is due out in November 2018

Filmography[edit]

  • Pulp (2012) Director, Producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Izundu, Chi Chi (4 March 2013). "Film to be distributed by games console for first time". BBC Radio One Newsbeat. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  2. ^ ,Adam Hamdy, Guy Mallison (26 March 2001). "Slaughter of New Dot Com Ventures". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 June 2010.
  3. ^ Bug, Ambush (2 December 2009). "Ain't It Cool News Reviews Starmaker: Leviathan". Ain't It Cool News. Archived from the original on 12 December 2009. Retrieved 2 December 2009.
  4. ^ Brown, Graeme (7 December 2009). "Midland Dare Comics founder inspires Hollywood movie". Birmingham Post. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
  5. ^ "Three high-concept Hamdy thrillers to Headline | The Bookseller". www.thebookseller.com. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  6. ^ Geary, Joanna (25 November 2007). "The Hunter goes global for comic man Adam". Birmingham Post. Retrieved 10 December 2007.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Kindle, Amazon (10 October 2012). "Battalion Kindle Page". Amazon Kindle. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  8. ^ Caldwell, Richard (10 October 2012). "Lottery Party Review of Battalion". Lottery Party. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  9. ^ "Three high-concept Hamdy thrillers to Headline | The Bookseller". www.thebookseller.com. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  10. ^ Hernandez, Brian Anthony (4 March 2013). "Xbox Live Debuts a Movie for First Time". Mashable. Retrieved 4 March 2013.

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