In the fifth grade, Adrian told his teacher that he wanted to be a writer-director-producer. He had no idea what a producer does.
Raised in a border town in the tip of south Texas, he was an early fan of genre movies like Ghostbusters and Monster Squad. At 11, he convinced his dad to let him see Bram Stoker’s Dracula in the theatres by saying, “I write about stuff like that.” His tastes have not changed.
After graduating from SMU in Dallas in 2003 with a degree in cinema, Adrian moved to Los Angeles to begin his career in entertainment. After a few years working various positions in the industry, including in development, on set and as a writer’s assistant, his script Suckers was optioned by Alcon Entertainment. It was later picked up by Nickelodeon and made into Nick’s hit Halloween movie, Liar, Liar, Vampire, in 2015. Adrian worked with Nickelodeon again with his 2018 movie, Blurt!, which was set up from an original pitch. He was one of the writers on Cop and a Half: New Recruit, starring Lou Diamond Phillips. Additionally, he has worked on projects for Awesomeness TV and the Latinx digital network, MiTú.
Recently, Adrian has shifted focus from features to television and in 2020 was accepted into the Disney Television Writing Program.
He is repped by Jeffrey Thal at Ensemble Entertainment. You can find him on Twitter @AdrianoftheVine.
Adrian is new to Script Anatomy, so testimonials will be coming soon!