top of page
IMG_6001_edited_edited.jpg

film and television writer

Victor Adame is a screenwriter and actor from Riverside, California. As a Chicano (Mexican American) writer, he’s passionate about telling character-driven dramedies that rewrite stereotypes while accurately depicting his 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 the Sundance Institute 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!.

  • LinkedIn
  • Coverfly
Selected Projects

¡RAZA!

FEATURE FILM | DRAMA | 94 PAGES

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

OPTIONED | IN PRE-PRE-PRODUCTION

57608963571__BF64D5AE-B4E8-46EF-BBF3-5B10D953B825_edited.jpg

CHUPACABRA

FEATURE FILM | HORROR/COMEDY | 93 PAGES

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.

Screenshot 2024-01-10 at 7.11.07 PM.png

HEIR

TELEVISION PILOT | DRAMA | 56 PAGES

EPISODE #101 - "Casus Belli"

After generations of feuding over indigenous land, two rival families - one Mexican and one Navajo - struggle to maintain their businesses as they become increasingly intertwined.

Martin-Sensmeier-as-Uncle-Marvin-on-the-set-of-Frybread-Face-and-Me.png

UPPERCUT

FEATURE FILM | DARK COMEDY | 104 PAGES

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.

Screenshot 2024-01-10 at 6.51.55 PM.png

THUNDER BOYS

FEATURE FILM | DRAMA/MUSIC | 98 PAGES

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.

CB6BE329-E559-44A5-BEBD-7D0E69FE8A12.JPEG

12 vs 13

TELEVISION PILOT | CRIME/DRAMA | 60 PAGES

EPISODE #101 - "An Evening with the Garavitos"

In the mid 1990s, the mayor of Riverside, California (a self-made Mexican) 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.

Adame-2_Original.JPG
Accolades

accolades

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)

bottom of page