Adam Wingard is an American film director, editor, cinematographer, and screenwriter.
Let’s find out some interesting facts about him!
1. Adam Wingard was born December 3, 1982 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and graduated from Full Sail University in 2002.
2. His first feature, the horror comedy Home Sick, starring Bill Moseley and Tiffany Shepis, proved to be a stepping stone to his second feature, the psychotropic ghost story horror film Pop Skull. A Horrible Way to Die (2010) and What Fun We Were Having (2011) followed.
3. What Fun We Were Having is a 4-part anthology dealing with the taboo subject of date rape. The anthology had its premiere at the 2011 Fantastia Film Festival in Montreal where Wingard was honored by the festival with his very own sidebar section: “Medicated Monsters – A Spotlight on Filmmaker Adam Wingard”.
4. In 2011, Wingard co-directed Autoerotic with mumblecore icon (and frequent actor in Wingard films) Joe Swanberg. He was selected to direct one chapter of The ABCs of Death, a 26-chapter horror comedy anthology for Drafthouse Films and Magnet.
5. A recent solo directorial effort, You’re Next, a home invasion slasher, premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival as part of the ‘Midnight Madness’ section. The film was acquired by Lionsgate, and received a wide release in August 2013 to favorable reviews.
6. His most recent film, The Guest starring Dan Stevens, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, and Fantastic Fest and has received critical acclaim upon its wider theatrical release in mid-September.
7. Wingard directed Lionsgate’s horror film Blair Witch, based on a script by Simon Barrett. The film is a sequel to the 1999 found footage horror classic, The Blair Witch Project.
8. More recently, Adam Wingard has signed on to direct an upcoming live-action American film adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s popular manga series Death Note.
9. All of Adam Wingard’s films are given a contemporary backdrop, briefly alluding to current events and attitudes prevalent in the social zeitgeist of the 2010s, as well as trends in pop culture.
10. In May 2017, Wingard was announced as the director for Godzilla vs. Kong.
11. Wingard’s film Pop Skull won the Best Feature Film award at the Indianapolis International Film Festival and the Jury award at the Boston Underground Film Festival.
12. Wingard’s A Horrible Way to Die won Best Screenplay (Simon Barrett), Best Actor (A.J. Bowen) and Best Actress (Amy Seimetz) at the 2010 Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.
13. Wingard’s You’re Next won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay (Simon Barrett), and Best Actress (Sharni Vinson) at the 2011 Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.