Steven Adams

Steven Adams

Buffalo 8 Productions
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Los Angeles, California

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About Steven

Award winning Producer Steven Adams is a Partner at Buffalo 8 Productions, the Santa Monica based media company, where he is actively developing a slate of film and television projects, developing new business and consulting for Media & Finance companies.

He is a producer on the Netflix Original adaptation of Roger Guenveur Smith’s solo performance piece RODNEY KING, directed by Academy Award nominee Spike Lee. Adams recently collaborated on the marketing of Spike Lee’s hit series SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT, now renewed for a second season.

Recent Buffalo 8 projects include LITTLE MEN, AS YOU ARE, KING COBRA AND 31.

Adams recently co-produced the indie feature BURNING SHADOWS. He also served for 4 years as a VFX Executive Producer with Paris-based VFX house BUF. His credits there include such Academy Award winners as James Cameron’s AVATAR, Ang Lee’s LIFE OF PI, THOR for Marvel Studios, as well as GREEN LANTERN, GREEN HORNET, Stephen Sommers’ ODD THOMAS, and Tim Burton’s DARK SHADOWS.

Steven was also VFX Executive Producer for French VFX house Digital District whose credits include the Academy Award winning features THE ARTIST & THE INTOUCHABLES.

As a partner in Luna Ray Media, Adams produced the Peabody Award winning A HUEY P NEWTON STORY, directed by Spike Lee, the first Starz original Production. Other indie credits with Luna Ray include GOD’S WAITING LIST, JUSTICE and BURNING SHADOWS.

Adams previously served as President of FilmPro Finance, consulting for such film finance based clients as Bloomberg/Cite and its predecessor the Atlas Film & TV Finance Summit, Film Production Capital, and various global film commissions and festivals.

Television credits include 3 seasons as Consultant on THE CULTURE CLASH SHOW and Executive Producer on DEAD SOULS, distributed by Universal with a later broadcast on NBC/Universal’s Chiller Network. Adams also served as Co-Producer on the web series DRONE with Executive Producer Justin Lin (“Fast and Furious) starring Lance Reddick .

Adams also brokered the a deal for Carl Weber’s Urban Books Media & Queen Latifah’s One Unit to produce and sell the features THE PREACHER’S SON, NO MORE MR NICE GUY, THE FAMILY BUSINESS to BET, NETFLIX & FREESTYLE.

An accomplished host Steven is a frequent public speaker at Cannes, Sundance, Toronto and a host of other festivals on a wide variety of topics. Adams co-produced and hosted the web series Show Me The F$#!ing Money: How to Invest, Raise Finance, and Recoup Money in the Film Business, featuring interviews with over 150 top names in the world of Film Finance.

Steven began his career at the Paradigm Talent and Literary Agency before joining Landmark Artists Management where clients included Laurence Fishburne, Eric Stoltz, Blair Underwood and David Caruso.

Steven is a member of the Producers Guild of America, the Television Academy, Advisory Board member for ITVFest, Board Ambassador for the Blackhouse Foundation, and the Los Angeles Art Association Advisory Board.

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  • Rodney King

    Rodney King (2017)
    Film (Drama) Producer Roger Guenveur Smith performs his one man show focusing on the life and times of Rodney King.

  • The Ninth Cloud

    The Ninth Cloud (2014)
    Film (Drama) Producer THE NINTH CLOUD is a dark, existential comedy about a young woman trying to find answers to the meaning of existence ... who runs into a whole pack of strange characters in London, from bohemian struggling artistes, to monied British aristocrats, with all their varying agendas as she tries to help an impoverished immigrant child with a leg problem. Written by Sept5film1

  • Odd Thomas

    Odd Thomas (2013)
    Film (Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery and 2 More) Visual effects Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy (Addison Timlin) and the local sheriff (Willem Dafoe), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. Written by PR

  • Dead Souls

    Dead Souls (2012)
    Film (Horror) Producer Johnny Petrie learns on his 18th birthday that he was adopted after inheriting a farm in Maine. Eager to start a new life, Johnny leaves home so he can began afresh in this "new" dwelling. However, Johnny soon discovers that the farm, which has been abandoned for eighteen years since his natural family died, harbors a horrifying history about the deaths of said natural family. Written by Woodyanders

  • Life of Pi

    Life of Pi (2012)
    Film (Adventure, Drama and Fantasy) Visual effects In Canada, a writer visits the Indian storyteller Pi Patel and asks him to tell his life story. Pi tells the story of his childhood in Pondicherry, India, and the origin of his nickname. One day, his father, a zoo owner, explains that the municipality is no longer supporting the zoo and he has hence decided to move to Canada, where the animals the family owns would also be sold. They board on a Japanese cargo ship with the animals and out of the blue, there is a storm, followed by a shipwrecking. Pi survives in a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a male Bengal tiger nicknamed Richard Parker. They are adrift in the Pacific Ocean, with aggressive hyena and Richard Parker getting hungry. Pi needs to find a way to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Dark Shadows

    Dark Shadows (2012)
    Film (Comedy, Fantasy and Horror) Visual effects In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth ... Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

  • The Darkest Hour

    The Darkest Hour (2011)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Visual effects The American software designers Sean and Ben travel to Moscow to sell their software to investors. However, their Swedish partner Skyler pulls a fast one on Sean and Ben, and they are out of the business. They go to a nightclub, where they meet American Natalie and Australian Anne and they flirt with the girls and see Skyler in the club. Out of the blue, the population is surprised by lights, which they mistake for natural phenomena. But soon, they learn that the lights are aliens invading Earth and using power supply to annihilate mankind. Sean, Ben, Natalie, Anne and Skyler hide in the kitchen and when they leave the place, they seek out survivors on the street. Are they the last people on Earth? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Machine Gun Preacher

    Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
    Film (Action, Biography, Crime and Drama) Visual effects In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, addicted gang biker Sam Childers is released from prison and learns that his wife Lynn is no longer a stripper but has converted to Christianity. One night, Sam and his best friend Donnie give a ride to a hitchhiker who threatens Donnie with a pocketknife; however Sam reacts and turns the tables on the stranger. Sam is affected by the incident and is convinced by Lynn and his mother Daisy to join their church, and he is baptized. Sam finds a straight job in construction. When he meets a preacher from Africa, he decides to visit the continent. Sam travels to Northern Uganda and South Sudan many times and builds an orphanage for the victims of the cruel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Further, he fights whenever necessary and becomes a legend known as The Machine Gun Preacher. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Monte Carlo

    Monte Carlo (2011)
    Film (Adventure, Comedy, Family and Romance) Visual effects A young woman, her uptight step sister and her best friend use their savings for a long anticipated dream trip to Paris, which turns out to be a big disappointment. When they decide to take a break from their lousy tour and duck into the lobby of a luxury hotel, one of them is mistaken for a spoiled British heiress. Before they get the chance to reveal their true identities they are wrapped up in misadventures during a vacation to Monte Carlo instead. Written by Fox 2000 Pictures

  • Green Lantern

    Green Lantern (2011)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Visual effects In a mysterious universe, the Green Lantern Corps, an elite defense force of peace and justice have existed for centuries. Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan acquires superhuman powers when he is chosen by the Ring, the willpower-fed source of power. Reluctantly at first, he takes on the challenge after the death of Abin Sur, the finest Green Lantern. Putting his self-doubts aside, and spurred on by his sense of duty and love for his beautiful, intellectually equal, colleague, Carol Ferris, he is soon called to defend mankind from Parallax, a powerful, evil being who feeds on fear. Hal Jordan is the universe's last chance, as many Green Lanterns have been killed and the Corps is weakened. And he might just be the right Green Lantern for the duty of keeping the world safe from harm. Written by Production

  • Thor

    Thor (2011)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Visual effects The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth. Written by Anonymous

  • The Green Hornet

    The Green Hornet (2011)
    Film (Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Visual effects Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" after the sudden death of his father. Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet". Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

  • Avatar

    Avatar (2009)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Visual effects When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's intentions of driving off the native humanoid "Na'vi" in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na'vi people with the use of an "avatar" identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand - and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora. Written by The Massie Twins

  • Knowing

    Knowing (2009)
    Film (Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects In the fall of 1959, for a time capsule, students draw pictures of life as they imagine it will be in 50 years. Lucinda, an odd child who hears voices, swiftly writes a long string of numbers. In 2009, the capsule is opened; student Caleb Koestler gets Lucinda's "drawing" and his father John, an astrophysicist and grieving widower, takes a look. He discovers dates of disasters over the past 50 years with the number who died. Three dates remain, all coming soon. He investigates, learns of Lucinda, and looks for her family. He fears for his son, who's started to hear voices and who is visited by a silent stranger who shows him a vision of fire and destruction. What's going on? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Stripped Down

    Stripped Down (2006)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Producer A surrealistic feminist art statement stuffed inside a candy-coated exploitation bubble. While serving up images of gyrating nubile female strippers, Elana Krausz s film forms a critical dialog about modern feminism. Lily is a former stripper and manager of a seedy strip club. She is wise, but submissive, allowing herself to succumb to years of objectification and abuse. Written by Anonymous

  • God's Waiting List

    God's Waiting List (2006)
    Film (Drama) Producer A gritty, heartfelt drama about a brother and sister who both start out with the American Dream of running their own business and being successful. Teresa goes about this dream in a good way, meaning she works hard and treats people right. Her brother, Solomon, is a hustler who borrows money from loan sharks to open a music store. When he doesnt pay, the sharks come after him, but it's his sister who ends up in a wheelchair. She doesn't know it was her brother's fault. The film follows how Solomon descends on a downward spiral while losing faith in everything, while Teresa becomes a stronger person as her faith increases. She eventually learns it was his fault, and they must come to terms and make amends. Written by Andrea J Loney

  • Justice

    Justice (2004)
    Film (Drama) Producer Under pressure to accept a plea bargain resisted by a street-wise client, public defender Carter stands by his client, angering the judge, then his boss. At home, Carter's wife Sharice, a socialite who grew up in the suburbs, chafes at the financial and personal strain of raising two young children in the inner city. Sharice pushes Carter to use her uncle's connections to get a job in a fancy downtown law firm. Carter agrees to leave the defender's office for a new job, though not to join a fancy law firm. Instead, following his conscience, he opens a law office in the inner city to fight against a criminal justice system that prizes efficiency over real justice. When Carter and his team of lawyers and activists launch a controversial direct action campaign targeting the court system, Sharice must decide whether to stay with her husband or take their two young children to the suburbs. Carter struggles to keep his family together, expand the direct action campaign, and survive a ... Written by Jujitsu Films, LLC

  • The Hillz

    The Hillz (2004)
    Film (Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew The Hillz is a surreal look at four teenage boys coming of age. This slice-of-life comedic drama is set in an affluent neighborhood of present-day America. The story chronicles these teenagers' pursuit of respect, friends, girls, and the almighty dollar (aka status). After a year away at college, our hero, Steve returns home to find his friends haven't changed, but his old neighborhood is remarkably different. A stellar athlete, Steve is on a high from recently winning the College World Series. He's got his future and he knows it: girls, money and a sure top-ten pick in the Major League draft. The only thing missing is the only thing he can't have: the gorgeous Heather Smith. On a mission to win Heather over, Steve finds himself up against Heather's seemingly perfect boyfriend, Todd. To make matters worse, Steve discovers his beautiful suburban hills have been turned into an ultra-violent drug zone, controlled by his own high school friends. The ruthless gang is led by the sadistic ... Written by anonymous

  • Wake Up Running: A Story of Losers

    Wake Up Running: A Story of Losers (2003)
    Film Producer Two British immigrants, on the run from the INS, hide in an apartment in Los Angeles, only to fall into the deluded world of a wounded Hollywood receptionist.

  • A Huey P. Newton Story

    A Huey P. Newton Story (2001)
    Film (Documentary and Biography) Producer The story of how the radical Huey P. Newton developed the Black Panther Party based on his 10-point program for social reform.

  • Ill Gotten Gains

    Ill Gotten Gains (1997)
    Film (Drama and History) Producer WEST AFRICA 1869 - Slave trade is illegal. There is a revolt on a slave ship - twenty four men fight for their lives. Out-gunned, the revolt fails but a second uprising is planned. Written by Man Wei Tam <webm@spats.com>

  • Culture Clash

    Culture Clash (1993 - 1995)
    Television (Comedy) Consultant Culture clash was a '90's Chicano variety show that showcased the traveling comedy troupe of the same name. Chale'.....

  • Fear of a Black Hat

    Fear of a Black Hat (1993)
    Film (Comedy and Music) Miscellaneous Crew A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of NWH, a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--hip-hop group.

  • Burning Shadow

    Burning Shadow
    Film (Thriller) Producer Add a Plot »

Awards

  • Peabody Award
    (2001)

Education

  • San Francisco State University

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