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Victor Adame is a screenwriter and actor from Riverside, California. As a second-gen Chicano (Mexican American), he’s passionate about telling character-driven dramedies that rewrite stereotypes while accurately depicting his Latino community. With his scripts, he has placed at competitions such as the Austin Film Festival, Humanitas, and Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship where he was in the top fifty of over three thousand applicants. On top of holding an MFA in Screenwriting from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film, Victor has also interned with Sundance and with Franklin Leonard at The Black List. In 2022, he was part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Gold Rising program. He is now in development on his first feature film, ¡Raza!.


View his writing portfolio HERE.

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Placements and awards won by Victor Adame

2023 Semi-Finalist - Humanitas Prize Carol Mendelsohn College Drama Award (¡Raza!)


2023 Drama Feature Second Rounder - Austin Film Festival (¡Raza!)


2023 Television Spec Second Rounder - Austin Film Festival (Succession)

2023 WeScreenplay Diverse Voices QuarterFinalist (¡Raza!)

2022 Finalist (Top 50 out of 3,500) - ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship (¡Raza!)

2022 Drama Feature Second Rounder - Austin Film Festival (Thunder Boys)

2022 Narrative Podcast Second Rounder - Austin Film Festival (A Bad Feeling)

2021 Outstanding Television Screenwriting Award - UC Irvine (Borders)

2021 Television Pilot Second Rounder - Austin Film Festival (Borders)


Samples/pages available upon request.



Feature Film | Dark Comedy | 104 pages

Log Line: When a cynical and self-loathing zoomer is diagnosed with depression, he cannot afford his antidepressants due to his lack of health insurance. As his mental health deteriorates, he must excel at street fighting to save his life - problem is, he’s the worst fighter on Earth.


Feature Film | Horror/Comedy | 97 pages

Log Line: As their lifelong friendship withers away, five friends decide to spend Halloweekend on hallucinogens at a remote cabin in Tijuana, Mexico. When the problematic leader of the group is bitten by a Chupacabra, his friends must decide whether or not to kill him to prevent him from becoming a Chupacabra.

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Episode #101 -- "An Evening With The Garavitos"

Television Pilot | Hour Drama | 60 pages

Log Line: In the mid 1990s, the mayor of Riverside, California (a self-made Chicano) is up for reelection during the peak of the war on drugs. He and his dysfunctional yet powerful family must hide their resurfacing criminal past in order to maintain political power.


Episode #101 -- "VAPORÚ"

Half-Hour Sitcom | Comedy/Drama | 28 pages

Log Line: Film Bro and Goth Girl (exactly as they sound) are out of place as the only Latinos at their predominantly white institution somewhere in the midwest. As they pursue their artistic passions, they fall in love while trying to survive the absurdness of the world around them.

*Also have a 10 page web-series version of this series.



Episode #401 -- "Right Hand Man"

Television Spec | Drama | 62 pages

Log Line: When Logan decides to sell Waystar RoyCo to Lukas Matsson, Matsson announces that only one of the Roy children will keep their job. The Roy siblings must compete in an escape room to prove their worth while Greg and Tom navigate a rocky situation over at the company’s theme park conference.


Short Film | Psychological Horror | 12 pages

Co-Written by: Victor Adame, Ian Black, and Kyla Heat

Log Line: When a grieving mother seeks professional help from a seer, she’s directed to a grief group that turns out to have sinister intentions.


Feature Film | Drama/Music | 98 pages

Log Line: A behind the scenes look at a Latino rock band as the four teens from different Latin American countries search for success while coming-of-age in 1980s Los Angeles.

***Accolades: "Second Rounder" at 2022 Austin Film Festival.


Short Film | Drama | 9 pages

Log Line: After spending ten years in prison, a quick-tempered recovering addict finally returns home to his family. His newfound struggle to connect to his wife and children puts the future of his family in jeopardy.

PRODUCED | Chapman University | Directed by Roger Torres | Watch here.


Feature Film | Drama | 100 pages

Log Line: When two estranged cousins meet for the first time one summer in Mexico City, they learn the meaning of life from one another while uncovering a dark family secret.

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Feature Film | Drama | 94 pages

Log Line: Amidst a devastating trial, four Chicano siblings come-of-age in the barrio of Riverside, California.

***Accolades: "Finalist" (Top 50 out of 3,500) at 2022 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, "Quarterfinalist" at 2023 WeScreenplay Feature Screenwriting Lab, "Second Rounder" at 2022 Austin Film Festival, "Quarterfinalist" at 2022 WeScreenplay Diverse Voices, and "Outstanding Screenwriting Award" at UC Irvine 2021. 

OPTIONED | Produced by Elle Perfecto


Short Film | Drama/Comedy | 8 pages

Log Line: Shortly after a painful breakup, a hopeless romantic gets a call from his ex-girlfriend. Was it intentional or was it an accident? With the help of his friends, he must find out.


Episode 2x05 -- "ISO: Woman, Under 30, Carb-Free"

Narrative Anthology Podcast | RomCom/Horror | 17 pages

Log Line: A hopelessly romantic millennial turns to dating apps to find love. She gets a hook, but soon finds that this smooth talker is thirstier than she is.

PRODUCED | WODC | Directed by Deanna Gomez | Listen here.

***Accolades: "Second Rounder (Top 20%)" at Austin Film Festival 2022.


Short Film | Comedy | 3 pages

Log Line: A Latino movie theater employee just wants to finish his job and go home. When an elderly Latina woman won't leave the theater, they must find a way to communicate despite not speaking the same language.

PRODUCED | Chapman University | Directed by Yinghui Li | Watch now.



Episode #101 -- "Criminals, Drug Lords, and Rapists"

Limited Series Pilot | One Hour Drama | 61 pages

Log Line: When an undocumented young man’s legal status is exposed, he’s separated from his kid brother and taken to an immigration detainment center (ICE Camp). As he awaits his trial with an ensemble of Latin American detainees, he must find a way back to his brother while suffering the camp’s inhumane conditions.

***Accolades: "Second Rounder" at Austin Film Festival 2021, "Finalist" at Sundance Episodic Lab 2021.


Short Film | Drama | 10 pages

Log Line: Two childhood best friends reunite for the first time after graduating high school. They realize too much time has passed and they've grown apart. Now they must decide how involved they want to be in the other's life.



Short Film | Sci-Fi/Drama | 10 pages

Log Line: Following centuries of climate change and pollution, the planet Earth is nearing its end. The planet’s remainders must find a solution to save mankind from their own destruction.

PRODUCED | Directed by Rebecca Chen | Watch the trailer.



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