About Me

Hey y'all, I'm Ben Adams.

I'm an identical twin originally from Dallas, TX who works in film & advertising all across the United States. I've loved filmmaking ever since I was a kid, and in 2012 I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Radio-Television-Film.

 

With my brother and my closest friends, I own a company called Atomic Productions that specializes in high-concept, visually-driven narrative productions. In 2015, we were fortunate to have a short film of ours selected for the Cannes International Film Festival in the south of France (we would return again in 2018).

I started traveling a lot some years ago, and haven't been able to stop. First it was for work -- go here, film this, get out. But then, it became something else entirely. Exploring new cultures, food, and architecture. For about half of every calendar year, I find myself on the road: flying for work, embarking on a camping trip for fun, or just driving somewhere I've never been before.

Above everything else, I'm a Texan. I'm proud of who I am, where I'm from, and what that means.

Personal Heroes

A. Pacino

The greatest actor of all time.

J. Child

The woman who made me fall in love with cooking.

W. Faulkner

The master of the Southern Gothic.

J. Coltrane

One of the modern masters of Jazz.

T. Romo

The unlikely savior of the Dallas Cowboys.

Stuff I Do

As a Director, Director-of-Photography, and occasional editor, I do a lot of film work both narratively and commercially.

I travel all the time, especially in the United States. I've been to 49 of them -- just Hawaii left to go to. I went to Italy at the ripe age of 25, and loved it so much that I'm now fluent in Italian.

There are many reasons I love taking photos. To capture the moment, to remember where I've been, or just to have something to 'do' while out and about. As years have gone on, I've gotten simpler and simpler in my approach; to where I just use an iPhone for everything now. It works.

I was raised on PBS cooking shows and oil-stained issues of Cook's Illustrated. Cooking food, especially the fancier stuff, is time-consuming, difficult and expensive. And I just really love it.

Favorite Places

St. Louis, MO

A microcosm of American culture.

Austin, TX

There's no place like home.

Rome, Italy

Birthplace of modern society.

Fayetteville, AR

The most beautiful place on Earth.

Park City, UT

The sanctuary for American independent film.