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Adam & the Water

Adam is stuck. Anxious. Alone. Trapped in a nine to five. Lost without purpose, he meets Eva. As she enters Adam’s life, something changes, and a new reality awakens him.

  • Matthew Appleby
  • Matthew Appleby
  • Matthew Appleby
  • Ben Dally
  • Matt Consalvo
  • Qado
    Key Cast
  • Elisa Alemparte
    Key Cast
  • Julio Morales Lagarda
    Original Music
  • Enrique Fernández Tanco
    Sound Design
  • Joey D'Anna
    Color & Conform
  • Robbie Carman
    Color & Conform
  • Bryan Berrios
  • Camila Zepeda
    Production Design
  • Ben Dally
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Romance, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 22 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 13, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    102,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Blackmagic 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Washington DC Independent Film Festival
    Washington, DC
    United States
    March 4, 2022
    World Premiere
    "Best of Fest" Award Winner
  • Maryland International Film Festival
    Hagerstown, Maryland
    United States
    March 25, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Paris Independent Film Festival
    Paris, France
    April 22, 2022
    "Best Micro-Budget Feature" Award Winner
  • Manhattan Film Festival
    New York, New York
    United States
    June 21, 2022
    New York Premiere
    "Best Feature Romantic Drama" Award Winner
Distribution Information
  • Freestyle Digital Media
    Country: United States
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Hotel, Airline, Ship, Video / Disc, Free TV, Paid TV, Console / Handheld Device
    Country: Canada
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Hotel, Airline, Ship, Video / Disc, Free TV, Paid TV, Console / Handheld Device
Director Biography - Matthew Appleby

Matthew Appleby is a director, writer, actor, and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. His debut feature film, Adam & the Water (2022), premiered at the Washington DC Independent Film Festival, where it won the “Best of Fest” award. The film went on to win “Best Feature: Romantic Drama” at the Manhattan Film Festival, “Best Micro-Budget Feature” at the Paris Independent Film Festival, and was an Official Selection at the Maryland International Film Festival.
Raised in Silver Spring, MD, Matthew holds a BA from Boston College (2015) in international relations and theater, and an MFA in acting from the Actors Studio Drama School (2018). He is currently in pre-production for his next films, "Jacks + Diane" and "Translation", with writing and producing partner Matt Consalvo.

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