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Adam Paul Smith

Producer, Writer, Storyteller at Act 4 Entertainment

Adam Paul Smith

Adam is currently producing CANARY, a feature documentary film about the life of Dr. Lonnie Thompson, who is among the earliest on the planet to witness firsthand the impacts of climate change and arguably one of the most important pioneering climate scientists of our time. Directed by Grammy nominee Danny O’Malley (‘Chef’s Table’) and Alex Rivest (PhD scientist trained at MIT), the film captures the thrills and challenges of scientific discovery and exploration. A personal story that reinvents the issue documentary. CANARY is filled with inspiration and hope, as experienced through a life lived to the fullest with a timely message that the world needs now.

Adam originates from Harare, Zimbabwe, raised in South Africa during the Apartheid and now an immigrant to United States, clearly shaping his world view; his perspectives on politics, activism and through his appreciation for the power of storytelling led him to his current role as a creative producer, a writer and an executive with Act 4 Entertainment, a story driven premium content company formed to inspire social action. He is the creator behind Act 4’s “What Can I Do?” social action platform, focused on bridging the gap between inspired audiences and meaningful action.

Involved in both the business and creative aspects on multiple narrative and unscripted projects, most recently he produced the feature length documentary film ‘Company Town’ on the issue of environmental justice in the US, which premiered at the Los Angeles International Film Festival, garnering national attention with coverage from The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Newsweek, Huffington Post. Previously he produced the award-winning feature documentary ‘Angels in Exile’, about street kids of Durban, South Africa narrated by Academy Award Winner© Charlize Theron.

Adam serves on the Board of International Classroom Fund (ICF) established to provide vulnerable children access to education, with a current focus on the Maasai in Tanzania. Adam lives in Los Angeles with his wife, his son and two Rottweilers. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast and explorer; surfing, sailing, snowboarding, fishing, cycling and off-roading. Seeking adventure with a strong affinity to counterbalance his city existence by getting lost in remote places.

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Communicating About Climate

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