ADAM is a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl, Elizabeth, and her best friend Adam, the dog. Elizabeth has never met her father, and her single parent mother is usually away on business trips. Elizabeth is the only child, and craves a genuine connection with someone. Due to her many bad experiences trying to make friends in the past, Elizabeth turns to the one and only friend she can always count on, Adam. Dogs may be a man’s best friend, but this film proves it can also be a girl’s best friend too.
Hope Martinez is the Writer/Director of ADAM.
This is the first film she has written. Hope received her Bachelor’s of Theater Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has performed in both stage and film productions as an actress in both Los Angeles and Texas. Currently Ms. Martinez works as a Middle School Theater Arts Teacher in her hometown of El Paso, Texas. She writes some of the stage plays in which the students perform as well. The most popular is a staged comedy about dogs in a court room. Hope has always been a huge animal lover from a very young age, and has 4 dogs.
It has been a long journey in creating this film "Adam" centered around a girl who struggles with the idea of losing her best friend. This film was inspired by the loss of my aunt Lizzie who died in late 2019. "Adam" is about the pain that all loss causes, and the intense realizations that follow which allow us to change, many times for the better.
I am a big dog lover, and treat my dogs like my children. However, with each passing year I worry about my attachment to them, especially as they go through multiple surgeries. It is for this reason that I finally wrote, directed, and produced this short film "Adam" about my dog and his relationship with the fictional character Elizabeth Martin, whom is similar to myself as a teen. I want to tell my story and believe it will touch the hearts of many who have experienced loss.
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