ADAM SPELLICY is a screenwriter (and occasional director) filmmaker based in Melbourne, Australia. Born in Adelaide, South Australia, he spent many formative years in the New South Wales mining town of Broken Hill, where Wake In Fright was filmed (and which was every bit as frightening as its filmic alter-ego “Bundanyabba”). He credits that experience with his enduring fascination for dark, mysterious stories.
His early creative career as a graphic designer and advertising copywriter was followed by a decade recording, performing and touring in acclaimed independent band The Dumb Earth, during which time he also directed music videos for various artists. He has written and directed three short films: The Body Watchers (2009); Mystic Eyes (2009); and Keeper (2011), all of which have screened at local and international film festivals.
In 2012, he made his debut as a theatrical director, mounting the first Australian production of UK playwright Ella Hickson’s ‘Eight’ and an open-air production of Eric Bogosian's 'SubUrbia' - both with Exhibit A: Theatre company.
Information on Adam’s current projects can be found here.