SCREENWRITER

Victor Adame is a Los Angeles based screenwriter and actor originally from Riverside, California. As a Gen-Z second-gen Mexican-American writer, he’s passionate about telling character-driven dramedies from underrepresented communities like his own. Victor is currently a Screenwriting MFA student at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film, working towards a career in feature films. He has interned at various companies such as The Black List (partnered with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences where he was an Academy Gold intern), Newport Beach Film Festival, and The Actor's Studio of Orange County. Some of his writing inspirations are Little Miss Sunshine, Moonlight, and Y Tú Mamá También. His Chapman short film, Homecoming, is set to be released later this year.

 View his resume HERE.

View his writing portfolio HERE.

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BORDERS

Limited Series Pilot | Drama | 61 pages | 2020

When an undocumented college student's legal status is exposed, he’s taken to an immigration detainment center where he awaits his trial with an ensemble of Latin American detainees. While there, his life is threatened by the inhumane conditions allowed by the U.S. criminal justice system within the walls of this camp.

Borders was submitted to multiple screenwriting competitions where it advanced as a finalist more than once. Read what people are saying about it HERE.
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¡RAZA!

Feature Film | Drama | 95 pages | 2021

Amidst a year-long 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, "Second Rounder" at Austin film Festival 2022, "QuarterFinalist" at WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Competition 2022, and "Outstanding Screenwriting Award" at UC Irvine 2021.

¡Raza! was submitted to multiple screenwriting competitions where it advanced as a finalist more than once. Read what people are saying about it HERE.
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THUNDER BOYS

Feature Film | Drama | 94 pages | 2022

When four teenagers from different Latin American countries are put into a boy band, they must find their harmony to chase their dreams while coming-of-age in 1980s Los Angeles.

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A BAD FEELING: PODCAST

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

Narrative Podcast | Comedy/Horror | 17 pages | 2022

A lonely millennial turns to dating apps to find love. She gets a hook, but soon finds out that this smooth-talker is thirstier than she is.

Listen to the episode HERE.

Accolades: Second Rounder at Austin Film Festival 2022.

WRITING PORTFOLIO

Samples/pages available upon request.

2022

THUNDER BOYS

  • Feature Film | Drama | 94 pages

  • Log Line: When four teenagers from different Latin American countries are put into a boy band, they must find their harmony to chase their dreams while coming of age in 1980s Los Angeles.

HOMECOMING

  • Short Film | Drama | 9 pages

  • Log Line: After spending ten years in prison, Ray 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 | Directed by Roger Torres | Currently in Post-Production.

FRESA

  • Feature Film | Drama | 101 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.

2021

¡RAZA!

  • Feature Film | Drama | 95 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, "Second Rounder" at 2022 Austin Film Festival, "Quarterfinalist" at 2022 WeScreenplay Diverse Voices, and "Outstanding Screenwriting Award" at UC Irvine 2021. 

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 lonely 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 | Directed by Deanna Gomez | Listen here.

  • Accolades: "Second Rounder (Top 20%)" at Austin Film Festival

END CREDITS

  • 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 | Directed by Yinghui Li | Watch now.

2020

BORDERS

Episode 1x01 -- "Criminals, Drug Lords, and Rapists"

  • Television Pilot | Limited Series | Courtroom Drama | 61 pages

  • Log Line: When an undocumented college student's legal status is exposed, he’s taken to an immigration detainment center where he awaits his trial with an ensemble of Latin American detainees. While there, his life is threatened by the inhumane conditions allowed by the U.S. criminal justice system within the walls of this camp.

  • Accolades: "Finalist" at 2021 Sundance Episodic Lab and "Second Rounder" at 2021 Austin Film Festival.

TWO GHOSTS

  • 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. 

TORTILLAS

  • Documentary Short Film | 5 minutes 42 seconds

  • Log Line: Three generations of Mexican-American women discuss matriarchs and the hardships of life while teaching how to make homemade tortillas.

  • Watch here.

 

2019

PLAN: V

  • 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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