Adam Ryan Barnett

Adam Ryan Barnett

Spectralite Films Inc.
Screenwriter and Student

Austin, Texas

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March 2016
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About Adam

Screenwriter, producer, and director based in Austin, TX. I began my film career as an intern at Whitestone Motion Pictures in Buford, GA. That experience remains the most formative, and I wouldn't have the skills that I posess today without that opportunity being given to me. During my three years with Whitestone, I completed a year long screenwriting fellowship as a part of their "Protege Program", and served as a grip on many of their short films which can be found at . I continue to write screenplays and am in the process of producing/directing several of my short scripts. More information on these and other projects can be found at my company website, . Filmmaking is my biggest passion, and I'm here searching for others who are passionate, and skilled enough to produce high quality films on a shoestring budget. I plan to begin selling my scripts (including my first feature film) by June 2017, but until then I'd like to continue pursuing the dream of bringing my shorts from script to screen.


  • Life Support

    Life Support Sci-fi After waking to an CO2 alarm, a planetary geologist must battle the ghosts of his psyche in order to return his ship's atmosphere to normal before suffocating. 

  • The Summoning

    The Summoning Romance Horror Historical After the brutal murder of her forbidden lover, an Irish American University of Georgia student takes vengance into her own hands in the summer of '59.

  • Pendulum: Catalyst

    Pendulum: Catalyst Sci-fi Thriller Crime Following the the police shooting of his activist girlfriend, Jeremy begins to unravel the darker side of her politics and is led on a search for answers that transforms him from pushover to vigilante.


  • Lili Marleen

    Lili Marleen (2012)
    Film (short) by Whitestone Motion Pictures (Drama, War and Short) Best Boy After experiencing the devastation of D-day, a young American soldier will do anything to reconnect with his humanity, even if it puts his life at risk. Lili Marleen is a true story about the power of a simple song and a courageous act that helps us remember what’s really important in our lives. Inspired by Jack Leroy Tueller

  • Tiny Little Words

    Tiny Little Words (2012)
    by Whitestone Motion Pictures Grip Sometimes it's not the words, but the silence between the words that speak volumes. 'Tiny Little Words' is a contemplative film about two people struggling through difficult confrontations, sleepless nights, and unbearable heartache.

  • Jack and the Dustbowl

    Jack and the Dustbowl (2011)
    Film (short) by Whitestone Motion Pictures Grip Jack Spriggs, a poor dust bowl farmer from Alabama, is determined to keep his family’s land. Set during the Great Depression, record heat waves and over-farming have turned the once fertile soil into worthless dust. Refusing to become a victim of his circumstances, Jack embraces his surroundings and digs in. Jack’s tenacious spirit and ingenuity will either keep his family together or he'll lose everything trying.

  • Cut Off

    Cut Off (2011)
    Film (short) by Takashi Doscher (Short) Grip When fiction starts to blend with reality, a novelist must act quickly - his life may depend on it. Best Picture Winner at the VHS Awards and featured on Film School Rejects' Short of the Day.

  • Blood On My Name

    Blood On My Name (2011)
    Film (short) by Whitestone Motion Pictures Grip On the run after a botched robbery, Erwin, who's experienced a change in heart, tries to take advantage of a deal he's made for himself and fellow thief Thomas. Instead he calls down the agents of a malevolent supernatural force who will hunt him to the ends of the earth rather than see him escape. Starring Justin Welborn (The Signal) and Sean Bridgers (Deadwood) this film features the craftsmanship and dedication of the artisans at Whitestone Motion Pictures.

  • The Candy Shop

    The Candy Shop (2010)
    Film (short) by Whitestone Motion Pictures (Short) Production Assistant Jimmy Balcom’s new job selling newspapers is a God-send to a kid working hard to help his family survive during the depression. But then Jimmy figures out what’s happening in the candy shop across the street. And he is confronted with a choice that no twelve-year-old should ever have to face. Giving his family a better life, or keeping his soul. Doug Jones (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy) stars as the Candy Shop owner in this original film from Whitestone Motion Pictures in conjunction with Street Grace. The Candy Shop is a film initiative to help fight against child sex trafficking.


  • Short Screenplay Finalist - Screenplay Contest

  • Short Screenplay Finalist - Oaxaca Film Fest

  • Screenplay Semi Finalist - HollyShorts Screenplay Competition

  • Short Screenplay Quarter Finalist - Shore Scripts Screenplay Competition

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