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Meet Adam Anderson of Giant Face Films

Today we’d like to introduce you to Adam Anderson.

Adam, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
When I was a kid, I always loved the experience of going to watch a movie. It was something that was very sacred and special to me. As I got older, I started to ask myself if I was capable of replicating those same experiences for others. I remember writing screenplays by hand when I was in the 4th Grade and filming little home movies with my parents’ camera. As I grew up, I became heavily involved in my high school’s broadcasting class, as well as continuing to produce my own projects.

In 2012, I started production on a horror short called “Lamb’s Blood,” and that opened the doors to a whole network of filmmakers and storytellers that I’ve had the chance to work with over the years. In recent years, it’s become a balance between producing unique and challenging content, in addition to doing all the normal life things one has to do.

Has it been a smooth road?
It has been anything but smooth. A lot of the struggles stem from trying to search for funding for a project, assembling the right crew, and making sure the story you’re attempting to tell translated properly from page to screen. However, I’m a firm believer that if you’re truly passionate about something, you’re well aware that you will experience necessary hardship along the path to bettering your craft.

As long as you have patience with your work, as well as patience with your own personal growth, then the journey should be the most insightful part of the experience. I’ll quote a line from a song I heard recently: “The greater your problem, the greater your opportunity.”

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Giant Face Films is an independent production company that specializes in telling what we call “experimental narratives”. I’ve been in a position where I’ve had to wear several hats for a project, which I appreciate because it gives me the chance to handle a project from different aspects and perspectives simultaneously.

I’m very proud of the communities that are built by the people that have been involved with the projects we’ve produced. As a company that’s based out of San Diego, we really believe that there are very important stories to tell in our communities, and we’re hoping to bring those stories to a broader audience.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
The unique experience of being a filmmaker in San Diego is something I’m very grateful for. I’ve had the chance to work with people from vastly different walks of life, and I think that’s important when a story is approached by a collective of artists. Perception and inclusion are key in bringing a story into a phase that’s bigger than one person could imagine.

A lot of artists I know have built great foundations in San Diego that they’ve taken to other cities and countries. Some of the resources were hard to find at first, but there are many organizations that have stepped up in recent years to bring the communities even closer together, which I feel like this city needs more of.

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Image Credit:
Annelise Dubois
Nicole Valencia
Jomar Miranda
Demetrius Antuña
Finest City Improv

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