Adam Bardach is a filmmaker, producer and production executive. His wide-ranging body of feature, documentary and non-fiction series work has appeared theatrically and on HBO, Showtime, CBS, PBS, Nat Geo, Discovery ID, BET, Amazon and Netflix.
Born in London, England, Adam moved to Los Angeles in the early 1990’s to start his film career in the mailrooms of InterTalent and United Talent agencies. Pursuing an offer from legendary action producer Joel Silver, he then worked at WB-based Silver Pictures for three years on features including Demolition Man, starring Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes; the Coen Brothers’ Hudsucker Proxy, starring Paul Newman and the Tales From The Crypt TV series.
Following Silver Pictures, Adam served as a Production Supervisor on the feature The Eye of The Beholder, starring Ewan McGregor and Ashley Judd for MDP. He then went on to produce a string of critically acclaimed documentaries including Hate.Com: Extremists On The Internet and A Season of Fury for HBO’s America Undercover series, The Monster That Ate Hollywood for Frontline/PBS and the second of the Emmy-winning Images of LIFE specials for CBS. He also produced film festival favorites Karaoke Fever, Welcome Sinners: The Velvet Hammer Story and People of Earth.
Adam then directed his first documentary; the award-winning Living With Lew, which followed a filmmaker’s efforts to direct his first feature while coping with the debilitating onset of ALS. Joining QD3 Entertainment (a multi-media company founded by Quincy Jones III) as Supervising Producer, Adam oversaw a broad slate of documentary films and series including Number One With a Bullet, Concrete Jungle and BEEF: The Series for BET. While with QD3 Adam also produced and directed Q: The Man, a profile of Quincy Jones III’s father, music legend Quincy Jones for Warner Home Entertainment.
Adam then produced the theatrical documentary Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston which was released through Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Enterprises and later premiered on Showtime. He followed that with a stint as field producer on five episodes of the gritty non-fiction police procedural Inside Homicide for Discovery ID.
In 2014, Adam produced and directed his second film, Dancing Before The Enemy: How a Teenage Boy Fooled the Nazis and Lived, about his father Gene Gutowski (producer of classics Repulsion, Cul-de-Sac, Fearless Vampire Killers and co-producer of Oscar-winning film The Pianist) and his remarkable story of chutzpah and survival during the holocaust.
Adam currently serves as Head of Physical Production for RatPac Documentary Films, a division of Brett Ratner and James Packer’s RatPac Entertainment.