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, Sundance Episodic Lab, and Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship where he was in the top fifty of nearly three thousand applicants. On top of holding an MFA in Screenwriting from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film, Victor has also interned with Franklin Leonard at The Black List and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences where he was part of the Academy Gold Rising 2022 program. He is now in development on his first feature film, ¡Raza!.
View his writing portfolio HERE.
View his 2023 graduate thesis PAGE.
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.
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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.
FILM BRO & GOTH GIRL RUIN TV
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 | Currently in Post-Production.
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.
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
THINKIN' BOUT U
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.
A BAD FEELING: HORROR PODCAST
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.