ADAM DONAGHEY’S BIO
Adam Donaghey, founder of micro-budget indie label Zero Trans Fat Prods., is an award-winning independent film producer. His work has been nominated for both the Independent Spirit and Gotham Awards, and has been showcased at fests including Sundance, SXSW, Sitges, LA Film Festival, AFI Fest and Thessaloniki; and via distributors including IFC Films, XLRator Media, Cinetic Media and the Lifetime Movie Network. Adam is a Partner and Vice President of Aviation Cinemas, inc., the holding company operating the historic Texas Theatre, an arthouse and national landmark in Dallas, Texas. Financed by Howard Hughes in 1931, the Texas Theatre received national attention after the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald, alleged shooter of President John F. Kennedy. Adam Co-Founded Aviation Cinemas Prods., which recently announced an option to develop the stage play “Danny Casolaro Died for You” into a feature film that will investigate the unsolved death of the titular writer mere weeks before he was to break a story uncovering high-level corruption within the Reagan/Bush Justice Dept. Adam is also Co-Founder of and programmer for the Oak Cliff Film Festival, which has been covered in various national publications including Texas Monthly and the New York Times. Adam regularly speaks and judges at universities, film festivals and industry related workshops, conferences and competitions and is a freelance film columnist for D Magazine. Adam is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a B.A. in philosophy.
There’s really nothing more rewarding than being an integral part of an artistic, creative collective with the sole goal of developing meaningful and enlightening projects. My primary role in filmmaking is as a producer. That term is so ambiguous and I’m often asked exactly what I do. Being an independent film producer, I try to do as much as I possibly can to support the project. My aim is to help finance, or obtain financing, first and foremost; and then to see the production through pre-production, principle photography, post-production and distribution. My duty is to maintain stability throughout, but most importantly, to help realize the writer and/or director’s artistic vision.
Zero Trans Fat Productions promises to develop, produce and deliver intelligent, artistic, and entertaining films and videos; to function as an integral part of the creative, collaborative process; and to broaden the horizons of film production in the state of Texas.