Adam’s Work

Here is a selection of my work to date.
I am currently working on several new ideas.

Networks sold to

IRIB/IRAN
CANAL+CYFROWY/POLAND
CORPORACION RADIO
TELEVISION ESPANOLA/SPAIN
HRT CROATIAJ TELEVISION/
CROATIA

Argentina in Therapy

Buenos Aires is the psychoanalytic capital of the world, with twice the number of therapists per head than New York. Through years of state terror and economic disaster, millions of Argentinians have sought refuge on the analyst’s couch. Such a demand for an expensive and time-consuming exercise suggests a neurosis on a national scale.

Therefore, like the analyst, this film puts Argentina on the couch to discover the root causes of this unique obsession. This film has been selected for several international film festivals and has now been internationally distributed and broadcast.

Broadcast

CESKA TELEVIZE

Credits

DIRECTOR, PRODUCER
DOMINIKA ŠVECOVÁ
CAMERA
ADAM BARNETT
VOJTECH VOTYPKA

Poslání (Vocation)

Poslání (Vocation) is a documentary about a community of Catholic nuns from the order of Congregatio Jesu. They live in a castle in a small village in Southern Bohemia. The nuns have lived through and survived Nazism and communism, but will they manage to survive capitalism? They are now faced with the order dying out as the remaining nuns are getting older. There are only a few younger women interested in joining this type of life now.

The documentary focuses on the personalities  of the nuns who are very lively and active, but some are struggling with older age and illness. The film documents how the nuns are trying  to survive in a commercial secular society that does not share or understand their Christian values.

Credits

DIRECTOR
ALEX GARCIA BIKUNA
PRODUCER
ADAM BARNETT
CAMERA
ALEX GARCIA BIKUNA
ADAM BARNETT
SERGIO ALVAREZ URIBE
SOUND
NICK DUDMAN

La Banda Europe

Award-winning Scottish composer Jim Sutherland’s dream was to bring together 35 virtuoso and talented musicians from all over Europe, to assemble the unique La Banda Europa. In collaboration with producer Neal Butler, Jim was able to make his dream a reality. The musicians played a vast range of unusual and historical instruments, which had never been combined before.

The strangest instrument was the ancient Celtic Carnyx or Wolf Horn. It’s a bronze war horn which is 6ft long and held vertically above the player’s head. The pressure is on after a huge amount of time, money and effort has been invested, can Jim and La Banda Europa pull it off?

Credits

DIRECTOR, PRODUCER,
EDITOR
ADAM BARNETT
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
ALEXANDER G. DE BIKUNA
CAMERA
ADAM BARNETT
ALEXANDER G. DE BIKUNA
MUSIC
JOHN LEMKE

End of the Line

‘Am I burning diesel for nothing?’ is the question that Martin, a young Scottish fisherman, asks himself as he struggles to make a living from the dwindling prawn stocks in the North Sea. We followed him through a stormy winter as he searched the sea and himself for the answers. George, now retired, and his son Martin, are from a very old and established fishing family.

They show us how things have changed and how tough it has become. Ernie Wiseman, another fisherman from the village, is now facing retirement. Through him I explored what it feels like to give up something you love, and why the next generation, in this case his grandson, are so reluctant to follow.

In development

Here are some films I am currently working on.

Credits

CO DIRECTOR,
CO PRODUCER
ADAM BARNETT
SABINE HELLMAN
CAMERA
ADAM BARNETT
SOUND
SABINE HELLMAN

The Tiger, the Tribe and the Mobile Phone

In the BR Hills of South India, a pristine forest is home to a kaleidoscope of plants and wildlife – including the tiger, India’s iconic national animal. It is also home to the Soliga tribe, now facing eviction from their homeland due to the government’s new tiger conservation laws. The government is under international

pressure to save the tiger. It ignores both the Soligas’ basic human rights and the crucial role they have played in protecting, nurturing and sustaining the forest over centuries. Who is really at the brink of extinction: the tiger or the tribe?

Credits

CO DIRECTOR,
CO PRODUCER
ADAM BARNETT
ANN MCCLUSKEY
CAMERA
ADAM BARNETT
SOUND
ANN MCCLUSKEY

Carbuncle Town

The competition ‘The Carbuncle Award’ is awarded annually for the most ‘dismal’ town in Scotland by the Glasgow architectural magazine Urban Realm. In 2010, when the town John O’Groats refused to accept the ‘prize’, Denny, a small town in Stirlingshire, stepped in and claimed the award

as a means of shaming their council over the delayed demolition of a 1970s eyesore in the centre of the town. This bold move saw Denny, and the award, move into the international media spotlight.

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