Upon graduating New York’s Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Science in Television and Film production, Adam Green went to work producing and directing local cable commercials in Boston. While employed by the cable advertising company, Green began "borrowing" their production equipment after hours to make his own films. Using friends as cast and crew, three lights, and his severely troubled cat...Green’s first feature film (the comedy COFFEE & DONUTS) was completed for a mere $400 in the summer of 1999. In 2003 the movie was bought by Walt Disney Studios/Touchstone TV and developed as a sit-com for UPN with Green writing the pilot.
With the success of C&D, Green made the move out West. While spending the next several years developing, writing, and working on various network television pilots, Green wrote and directed the feature horror/comedy HATCHET which premiered to rave reviews at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. The film was selected for festivals worldwide winning a multitude of awards, including the Audience Choice Award for “Best Picture” in 3 different countries and placement in both MTV’s and Ain’t It Cool News’ TOP 10 FILMS OF THE YEAR lists. Critically hailed as “the greatest slasher film in 20 years”, “the holy grail of slasher films”, and creating “the next icon of horror”- HATCHET saw a successful nationwide theatrical release in September of 2007. The film went on to become the highest selling original title that its distributor (Anchor Bay Entertainment) had ever had and Green made an equally successful sequel (HATCHET 2) in 2010. HATCHET 3 will begin production in early 2012.
Green’s second film, the Hitchcockian psychodrama SPIRAL took home the prestigious “Gold Vision Award” at the 2007 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the Silver Award at Austin’s Fantastic Film Festival, and saw a US theatrical release in February of 2008. Green also produced the disturbing and horrifying thriller GRACE which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009 complete with two men fainting in the audience on opening night. GRACE was released in U.S. theaters in August of 2009.
In 2010 Green’s snowy thriller FROZEN wowed audiences at the Sundance film festival once again and went on to top HATCHET as Anchor Bay’s top selling original film of all time after a limited theatrical release earlier that year. Currently, Green is writing the big budget children’s adventure movie KILLER PIZZA for producer Chris Columbus as well as starring in FEARnet’s first original sit-com (BLOOD & GUTS) which he created and is both writing and directing.