Hello! My name is Adam. I'm a filmmaker working locally in New York and Los Angeles, but I specialize in embedding in communities where stories take me.
I recently cut a short documentary investigating crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in collaboration with investigative journalist Mélanie Gouby.
I edited a video Op-Ed about closing gun loopholes that allow domestic abusers to possess guns, and an Op-Ed about teenagers opinions on American values. Previously I worked with the NYT Cooking Section as a video editor, where I edited some of their Cooking Guides (the new essentials of french cooking is my favorite), as well as this handy turkey carving guide.
I co-edited the feature documentary, "A Girl Named C". It is premiering at the Austin Film Festival. I was the cinematographer on "treasure" a feature documentary about the lives of transgender women in Detroit.
I'm currently in production on two projects. I'm directing a mixed media project about heroin addiction seen through the eyes of first responders in my hometown of Philadelphia. I'm also making a short film about a chef and their process making kimchi.
I own a fully equipped Sony A7riii package. In the past I've operated with the Canon C300, C100, and Sony FS5. I graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where I studied filmmaking.
adam.saewitz [at] gmail.com