Adam Turkel is a born and raised New Yorker and 2018 graduate of Northwestern University, where he majored in radio/television/film (with a minor in English literature). In the fall of 2016, he studied screenwriting at the Film & TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). He currently works in the theatre department at WME.
During his second year at Northwestern, Adam received a Media Arts Grant from the RTVF department to write, direct, and edit a short mystery drama entitled 39 Across. The project was also one of two recipients of the department’s Joann Torretta Award. 39 Across went on to gain recognition from various festivals, being named Best Student Film at the 2016 Big Apple Film festival, among others. In his senior year, Adam was accepted into the RTVF Advanced Directing sequence, over the course of which he produced his undergraduate thesis film Freehand. He received additional funding for the project from Studio 22 Productions. Thus far, Freehand has been accepted to the Boston Film Festival, HollyWeb Festival, and New York No Limits Film Series, among others. That year, Adam also co-directed and edited the 5-episode comedy webseries Better Days, written by Nabeel Muscatwalla.
In addition to filmmaking, Adam is an active graphic designer, creating logos and artwork for various productions, organizations, and events. Scroll through his work in the menu on the left!