Adam Gillen is a screenwriter, playwright and Olivier nominated actor with an exceptional grasp of character and narrative development.
His short film Dog Shit Town, about unrequited love between a despondent poet and a gold-helmeted, roller-blading girl, was screened at the London Short Film Festival 2019. His second, Affection, is currently in post production and was produced with BFI funding this year.
Adam’s one person play, Girl Least Likely To, was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize 2017 and workshopped at the National Theatre Studio.
He is currently working on a feature project and developing a television script.
Adam’s acting agents are Gordon and French
DOG SHIT TOWN – Short Film backed by the BFI
A frustrated poet in a dead end British seaside town falls in love with a strange roller blader in a glittery golden helmet.
-Screened at the London Short Film Festival 2019
-Screened at the Aesthetica Film Festival 2018 in association with the BFI
AFFECTION – Short Film backed by the BFI
Affection follows the unrequited love between Sunny Whinup and his next door neighbour; sadomasochistic, Francophile bingo caller, Pauline Dupondt. Co-written with Simon Warwick Green. In post-production.
GIRL LEAST LIKELY TO – Play
A monologue play about guilt and witness culpability, featuring teenagers drinking in parks, an aviary and Wham bars.
-In the top 40 submissions for the Bruntwood Prize 2017
-Workshopped at the National Theatre Studio
-Workshopped at The Bush Theatre
Other Available Scripts or Treatments
WHERE ANGELS PLAY – Play
A domestic, comic drama set around Alan, a curious, agoraphobic teenager and a safe suburban family on the brink of disaster.
MARILYN AND AUDREY – Short Film
Marilyn and Audrey are all grown up but the struggle to throw off the shackles of their childhood local celebrity and the pressure of their Mother’s expectations, on the eve of her 60th birthday, weighs heavy on their shoulders. Tonight the sisters reunite for one last performance and realise that that the only thing they have in this world of any importance is each other.