Private Project

Adam's Apple

Adam has returned to the Stand-Up Scene after a brief hiatus following a personal tragedy. However, the much anticipated return of his classic chauvinistic set takes a strange downward turn as a routine joke forces Adam to deal with the loss of his daughter, live on stage.

A commentary on masculinity and grief.

Made with the Support of Sandstorm Studios.

  • Dann Emmons
    Director
  • Dann Emmons
    Writer
  • Raghav Mukerji
    Producer
  • Dann Emmons
    Producer
  • Pete Picton
    Key Cast
    “Adam Tanda”
  • Marc Coleman
    Key Cast
    “Philip Oldman”
  • Howy Bratherton
    Key Cast
    “Miles Moore”
  • Scot Openshaw
    Director Of Photography
  • Kerreshea Miller
    Editor
  • Claire Batchelor
    Composer
  • One Thousand Eyes
    Production Company
  • Sandstorm Studios
    In Association with
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 19, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital - RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Dann Emmons

As a filmmaker I have always been interested in the notion of identity and storytelling within the world we live in and in our communication of character, whether real or fictional. Having chosen a career in the Film and Media Industries I hope to continue to put this natural curiosity of mine into a visual format, telling stories through the medium of Film Making and Visual Media.

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Director Statement

Adams Apple was born from a Festival Compeititon win from my last Short Film 'Backseat' which awarded me a free equipment and crew grant for a one day film shoot. Immediately I knew I wanted to tackle a topic around masculinity and mental health as they are two topics I am always interested in exploring and had, until that point, been waiting for the right opportunity to do so. The idea behind Adam was to build a character that historically had adopted a very chauvinistic persona, and had even profited from doing so, who was then forced to question everything he had been riding on after a very personal tragedy. Seeing that unfold in the films powerful monologue from Pete Piction (in the role of Adam) was an absolute pleasure.