ADAM DONAGHEY’S BIO
Adam Donaghey, founder of Zero Trans Fat Productions, is an award-winning independent film, commercial & television producer and production manager from Texas. His work has been nominated for both the Independent Spirit and Gotham Awards, and has been showcased at fests including Sundance, Berlinale, SXSW, Sitges, LA Film Festival, AFI Fest, Hamptons Int’l Film Festival and Thessaloniki; and via distributors including IFC Films, Factory 25, XLRator Media, Cinetic Media, Fandor, Gathr, Vimeo, Cinelicious, the Lifetime Channel, the Lifetime Movie Network, Investigation Discovery, and American Public Television. Adam has produced, production managed and coordinated regional and national commercials for major brands such as McDonald’s, Verizon, Coca-Cola, Hasbro, Polaris, Warheads, and Monster.com; and music videos for artists including the Eli Young Band, Kip Moore, Granger Smith/Earl Dibbles Jr., and Randy Rogers Band. Adam is a Partner and Vice President of Aviation Cinemas, Inc., the holding company operating the historic Texas Theatre, an art house 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 also Co-Founded and programs for the Oak Cliff Film Festival. 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 and MovieMaker 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.