Adam Jay Crawford

Writer of Colosseum nominated for 2022/23 Edition

Adam Crawford started writing at age 11. Beginning with simple short stories, and eventually upgrading to novels and plays. He graduated with an honors in English and distinction for his original play script story and it's sequel in novel and comic book form.

He briefly attended the Academy of Art University for writing and Acting, and eventually had his first novel, "Dark Age of Eden", released in 2017.

He followed up with an original short film in "A Blacktop Canvas", which he wrote, directed, produced and starred in, resulting in the "Audience Award" upon premiering during festival's biggest category in 2018.

After attending Screencraft's Screen Writer's summit in 2019, Adam now looks to eventually establish a writer's room in Atlanta, Georgia, and use it to push original work from his palette of imagination!

What is your project about?
"Colosseum" is a story about overcoming mental obstacles set by social standards and unexpected life occurrences – demonstrated through a story that follows two basketball players damaged by past choices.

What are your ambitions with your project?
So far I've used this script, and it's 27 Award run, to spearhead mental health advocacy through a Charity Gala, and now Pre-Production on a film that I look to donate to NAMI.

Tell us something about your shooting. What pleasantly surprised you?
We haven't shot anything yet. But what has surprised me is the immense popularity and success that this little 23-page script has brought. It's changed my life for the better and made me a better creative, father, and all-around person.

Why should distributors buy your film?
Because I don't see it as a film. Or a story. It's a statement. If you created the problem, you can also fix it. All you need to do is make the same choice that got you there, to get yourself out.

Which topics interest you the most?
Anything that I can relate to. If there's a topic I can use a part of myself to translate to the world, I am all in!