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Screen Test

An actor lands her first big role, but in the screen test she realizes that it might’ve not been her talent that landed her the part... the question now is, stand up for herself or swallow it and take the role?

  • Adam Shimberg
  • Adam Shimberg
  • Becca Gelb
  • Adam Shimberg
  • Ali Grutchfield
  • Hannah Elizabeth Smith
    Key Cast
  • Joe McAlear
    Key Cast
  • Matthew Snoep
    Key Cast
    "Matt Walton"
  • Serge Burack Jr
    Key Cast
    "Al "Producer""
  • Sophie Winchester
    Key Cast
    "Nancy "Casting Director""
  • Ava Smith
    Key Cast
  • Shane Hecksel
    Director of Photography
  • Jolie McCauley
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 29, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital - Arri Alexa
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah College of Art and Design
  • SCAD 2023 Showcase
    United States
    June 1, 2023
    North American Premiere
Director Biography - Adam Shimberg

Adam Shimberg is a film director that emerged onto the cinematic scene with an amplification on women's voices. A recent graduate of the prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Shimberg wasted no time in making his mark in the industry.

His debut film, "Screen Test," stands as a bold testament toward his ambition and forward-thinking approach towards women's issues. The story came to fruition after my Co-Writer, Becca Gelb, experienced a situation that became the conclusion of the film. After discussing the situation at hand, it was suggested that we make a piece based on it that could be relatable and affective toward other women who have experienced similar situations themself.

With a keen eye for storytelling and an unwavering commitment to addressing critical issues, Shimberg delves deep into the murky waters of misogyny in the film industry. The film not only sparked conversations but also ignited a fire for change, earning him accolades and recognition for his artistry.

Shimberg's unique ability to blend innovative filmmaking techniques with thought-provoking narratives sets him apart as a visionary director. He confronted these societal issues and challenges them through his work.

Graduating from SCAD served as the launchpad for Shimberg's career, and his determination to disrupt conventional storytelling is a testament to his relentless passion. As he pushes boundaries and creates provoking pieces, Shimberg will continue to generate media that not only fulfills his creative flow but also manufacture thought inducing work.

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Director Statement

Adam's experience as an actor allowed him to witness firsthand the disparities and biases that often plague the film industry. His perspective as a male navigating this world exposed him to the pervasive inequalities faced by his female colleagues. It ignited a passionate desire to use his platform to amplify their voices and shed light on these issues.

"Screen Test" is a testament to Adam Shimberg's understanding of the misogynistic world that women everyday have to endure. By choosing to tell this story from a female perspective, he and his co-writer Becca Gelb challenges preconceived notions and invites audiences to confront their own biases. This film serves as a bridge, fostering empathy and understanding between genders. The piece shows the imbalance of the two by the reactions of the audience after the film. Many women that Becca and Adam have spoken to have vocalized how it hits deeply within the community while with others, they tend to ask what the issue at hand is that they are trying to address.

Adam created the piece to show that more men in the industry should stop turning a blind eye to the actions of others. He recognizes the importance of using his privilege to stand up against injustice and promote gender equality in the film industry. Through "Screen Test," Adam Shimberg not only exposes the harsh realities faced by women in Hollywood but also generates meaningful dialogue and progress toward a more inclusive and equitable future.