Adam Tate


Adam teaches film analysis in Producing 1 and 2. He received his BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and his MA from the University of Texas at Austin. His film credits include the short DR. UNDEAD’S FRIGHTFEST (Riverrun International Film Festival 2007, Worldfest Houston 2007), ROSS MACKENZIE’S REDEMPTION ON THE WEST TEXAS BBQ TRAIL (Indiegrits Film Festival 2010) and PASSENGER PIGEONS (SXSW Film Festival 2010, BAMCinemaFest 2010, Indiegrits Film Festival 2010). PILGRIM SONG, his most recent film credit as producer, continues its festival run after premiering at SXSW Film Festival 2012. The film has screened at Riverrun International Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Indiegrits Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, Fantaspoa Film Festival (Brazil), and Little Rock Film Festival. Adam previously taught at UNCSA’s summer program and has worked as Studio Operations Coordinator for the Austin Film Society and in the Visual Effects department at Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios (MACHETE, PREDATORS). He believes that students should be trained in classical filmmaking methods and the essential tenets of storytelling, and have a well-versed knowledge of its rich history to better serve them in their careers. As well, he believes students should maintain a current and critical perspective of the ever-changing forms, markets, and platforms of the contemporary film industry. He is excited by the possibilities that Horizons University can provide for such lessons. In his spare time, Adam watches movies—lots and lots of movies (and reads about them!)