ADAM BENTLEY

Planner . Filmmaker . Edmontonian

Adam Bentley – Film & Television (Text Resume)

ADAM BENTLEY
Film and Television Production

E-mail: adambentley@hotmail.com
Phone: 613-406-4453

My varied experiences have taught me to pay close
attention to people’s perceptions of and reactions to
their surroundings. I intend to combine aspects from
these experiences to develop meaningful Canadian
film, television, and digital media.

EDUCATION
Master of Urban and Regional Planning  (Queen’s University, 2010)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours): Film & Media / Political Studies (Queen’s University, 2008)
Ontario Secondary School Diploma: French Immersion (Nepean High School, 2004)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
• Audio Assist
• Casting
• Crew Selection
• Directing
• Driving
• Editing
• Festival Submissions
• Fundraising
• Grip
• Online Distribution
• Screenwriting
• Script Breakdown

FILM AND TELEVISION WORK EXPERIENCE
Queen’s University’s Department of Film & Media: Course Facilitator (2008 – 2010)
Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada:  Research and Communications Assistant (2008)
Canadian Screen Training Centre’s Summer Institute of Film and Television: Greenroom Coordinator (2008)
Famous Players Coliseum Ottawa:  Operations Staff (2005)

FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE
“Call of the City”, Executive Producer/Writer/Director, RED MX, Adam Bentley Films (2011)
“Sticky Notes”, Grip/Electric, Extra, Canon T2i, Patrick Kaplin Films (2010)
“A Wad of Problems”, 1st Assistant Camera, Canon 7D, David Lester Films (2010)
“Luke’s Kitchen”, Executive Producer/Director/Editor, Canon XH-A1, Adam Bentley Films (2009)
“I Never Told Anyone”, Executive Producer/Writer/Director/Editor, Sony Z1U, Adam Bentley Films (2007)
Untitled Documentary, Videographer, Leadership Ottawa (2006)
Rogers Television: Crew Volunteer  (2002 – 2004)

HONOURS AND AWARDS
Screening (CKCU 35th Anniversary: Short Film Show, 2010): Luke’s Kitchen
Best Documentary (Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival, 2009): Luke’s Kitchen
Screening (Kingston Canadian Film Festival, 2009):  Luke’s Kitchen
Sweetgrass Presentation (The Mens’ Project, 2008): I Never Told Anyone
Best Film (CLC Canada/ TakingITGlobal Film Festival, 2008): I Never Told Anyone
Special Screening (SAW Video’s Resolution 2008): I Never Told Anyone
Best Directing (Focus Film Festival, 2007): Murder on the Orientalist Express
Best Directing (Focus Film Festival, 2006): Flush!
Screening (Kingston Canadian Film Festival, 2005): The Latter Half of Tock
Best Film (Focus Film Festival, 2005): The Latter Half of Tock

MEDIA EXPOSURE
“You’re a fan, help pay for the movie”,  National Post (Jan. 17 2011)
“The Call”, Awkward Silences Podcast  (Dec. 22 2010)

RECENT WRITTEN AND PRODUCED SHORTS
Call of the City (2011)
A teenage girl raised in rural Ontario must one day decide whether to attend a prestigious Toronto art college or stay home to care for her disabled father. Anticipated completion is Summer 2011.

Luke’s Kitchen (2009)
A slice of Kingston teen culinary prodigy Luke Hayes- Alexander’s life as he creates “the food of his imagination”. This documentary can be seen on Youtube.

I Never Told Anyone (2007)
Through videotape confessionals, a mother learns that her husband abused her son and must now decide what to do –or not to do next. A low-resolution version of this short fiction is found on Google Video.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Canadian Media Producers’ Association: Registration Volunteer, Prime Time in Ottawa (2011)
Publicity and Events Volunteer, Kingston Canadian Film Festival (2005 – 2010)
Queen’s University: Delegate, Minister, Senator; Model Parliament (2006 – 2008)
Queen’s University: Participant, Focus Film Festival (2005 – 2008)
Publisher/Editor of Monthly Newsletter, Science ’44 Student Housing Co-op (2006 – 2007)

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
Planning Intern, Ontario Realty Corporation (2010)
Capital Investment Plan (Infrastructure) Intern, Government of Canada: Department of National Defence, Realty Policy and Plans (2009)
Service Manager, Luke’s Gastronomy (2007 – 2008)
Market Study Interviewer, Opinion Search (2006)

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