Adam Donaghey, President and founder of Zero Trans Fat Productions, is an award-winning independent film producer from Texas. His work has been seen at festivals and theatrical screenings all over the world.
Adam’s latest projects include Frank V. Ross’ Gotham Award nominee Tiger Tail in Blue, Joe Swanberg’s 2012 AFI Fest selection, All the Light in the Sky; Spencer Parson's 2012 L.A. Film Festival and Sitges selection, Saturday Morning Massacre; Michelle Mower’s Lifetime Movie Network selection, The Preacher's Daughter; Eric Steele’s 2012 Maryland Film Festival selection Cork's Cattlebaron and 2011 Austin Film Festival selection Uncertain, TX; Clay Liford’s 2011 SXSW selection, Wuss, 2010 Sundance Selection, My Mom Smokes Weed, and 2010 SXSW and Sitges selection, Earthling; Independent Spirit nominee Bryan Poyser and IFC Films’ 2010 Sundance selection, Lovers of Hate; and Frank V. Ross’ 2010 SXSW selection, Audrey the Trainwreck named number eighteen on the New Yorker’s list of top 2010 films. Features in post-production include Frank Mosley's Her Wilderness and Ryan Harper Gray’s This is a Love Story. His first feature film, 2009 SXSW and Thessaloniki selection St. Nick, won the Grand Jury Prize for Texas Filmmaking at AFI Dallas and is still showing in international theaters.
Adam is also a Partner at and Vice President of Aviation Cinemas, Inc., an independent motion picture theatrical exhibitor, currently operating the historic Texas Theatre in Dallas, TX. The Texas Theatre was recently awarded 2012's “Best Movie Theater” by D-Magazine; 2012 & 2011’s “Best Movie Theater” and 2011s “Best Film Advocates” (Aviation Cinemas) by the Dallas Observer. Built in 1931 and financed by Howard Hughes, the Texas Theatre is the site where Lee Harvey Oswald was nabbed after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Aviation Cinemas hosted the inaugural Oak Cliff Film Festival in June, 2012 to critical acclaim.
Adam regularly speaks at universities, film festivals, and industry related workshops and conferences; and judges for competitions and film festivals all over the country. Adam is a freelance film columnist for D-Magazine and a film and food columnist for Houston Bay Area’s SCENE Magazine; he also produces the Houston and Austin 24 Hour Film Races.
Adam is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a B.A. in philosophy.
Name: Adam Donaghey
Lives in: Dallas, Texas
Occupation: Assistant Director, Producer, Production Coordinator and Production Manager
Gotham Awards nomination (Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You) - "Tiger Tail in Blue"
Independent Spirit Award nomination (John Cassavetes Award) - "Lovers of Hate"
University of North Texas (Denton, TX)