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Adam Sjoberg

THE EXPLORER

 
 
Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.
— Ingmar Bergman
 

Adam Sjoberg is a talented director and screenwriter who most recent documentary feature, I Am Sun Mu, is currently playing on Netflix. I Am Sun Mu is about a North Korean defector who paints subversive images tipped with hope about the future of the Korean peninsula. The film has its North American premiere at the prestigious DOCNYC Film Festival and the project has already garnered attention from top media outlets such as the LA Times, The Economist, The Hollywood Reporter, The Washington Post and many others.
 
Prior to directing I Am Sun Mu Adam made his feature directorial debut with Shake the Dust, an epic, globe-trotting breakdance and hip-hop documentary, which was executive produced by rap legend Nasir “Nas” Jones.
 
Adam is a passionate, hands-on storyteller, whose background as a commercial photographer and journalist has taken him to over 60 countries.  His travels have instilled his directorial vision with a gritty but vibrant human quality.   He has documented a broad range of topics including outdoor adventure, social issues, fashion and entertainment, natural disasters and war.
 
His commercial projects have included partnerships with Comcast as well as Bono’s (RED) campaign, including short films for Starbucks, Aden + Anais, and Belvedere Vodka. He has directed and produced multiple videos for the highly praised and innovative glasses company Warby Parker. He has brought his eye as a filmmaker to commercial projects for the produce industry including a piece for Whole Foods. And since 2011, Adam has partnered with NFL Steeler and two-time Super Bowl winner, Troy Polamalu, to help tell the story of American Samoa’s connection to football and the NFL, through which they raise awareness for the Troy and Theodora Polamalu Foundation.
 
His subject matter has taken him from New York City during fashion week, to Haiti in the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake. His work has appeared in dozens of outlets and his unique approach to filmmaking has seen him partnered with some of the biggest stars in the music and sports worlds. Adam’s globe- trotting hunger for stories led to GOOD Magazine naming him one of their “GOOD 100” in 2013 for storytelling as well as dozens of editorial features from outlets such as Rolling Stone Magazine, Fast Company, Wired, GOOD Magazine, PBS, and NPR’s “Marketplace.”
 
Adam is currently in development on the scripted feature, The Falconer, which he co-wrote and will be directing alongside Seanne Winslow.