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Film and Television Director
Adam Wimpenny is a London based director of award-winning films and BAFTA winning television.
His work puts an emphasis on bold, stylish storytelling with cinematic visuals. Most recently, Adam directed MADONNA & BASQUIAT, a comedy drama for Sky's Emmy nominated Urban Myth strand, collaborating with Emmy and SGA winning writer Sarah Solemani. Previously, Adam directed BEHOLD THE MONKEY also for Sky. Shot in Spain with an entirely Spanish cast and narrated by Tamsin Greig (EPISODES) the comedy drama was nominated for Best Scripted Programme at the Broadcast Awards and sold to Showtime and Canal+.
Adam's short film ROAR starring Russell Tovey and Jodie Whittaker became part of the official selection at many of the world’s highest profile festivals, and won major jury awards at both Aspen and Rhode Island. It is now being developed into a TV series. His follow-up short FIRST TIME was theatrically released through Lionsgate Films ahead of the Werner Herzog’s movie THE BAD LIEUTENANT. A former Screen International Star of Tomorrow, Adam’s debut feature film BLACKWOOD, premiered at the London Film Festival in 2014. Metro called it "A classic English horror thriller with a killer ending.” The film has been sold to Universal and BBC America.
Before moving into scripted, Adam directed an eclectic mix of popular series encompassing drama, comedy and documentary; literally hundreds of hours of television for the BBC, ITV, Sky and C4 that has been sold all over the world. His work includes BAFTA winning series THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED for the BBC/Hattrick; two series of the hit crime series THE INVESTIGATOR for Netflix/ITV; and Derren Brown's TRICK OR TREAT for C4. Adam is also used to working with high profile names such as Jack Whitehall, Jodie Whittaker, Simon Cowell, Bear Grylls, Sharon Horgan, Samuel L. Jackson and Ricky Gervais.
Adam is an annual judge for the Edinburgh International Television Festival.
He also makes commercials and has directed campaigns for
Sony, Cadbury's, Freeview, Rosetta Stone, Coca-Cola, Stoptober and Visit Britain.
He is currently developing further feature films and scripted series to direct.