Peter R. Adam began his career in 1983 as sound mixer on Roland Emmerich's "Das Arche Noah Prinzip". As a sound editor, he worked for Emmerich`s “Joey” in 1985. Later he was one of the first to use digital editing tools, for such films as Uli Edel's "Last Exit to Brooklyn" and Volker Schlöndorff's "The Handmaid's Tail" in the 80th. His first films as a picture editor included Anthony Waller's "Mute Witness", Roland Suso Richter's "14 Days to Life" and Detlev Buck's "Jailbird", which scored over 3 million spectators in the German theatres. His first experience with digital visual effects came with "An American Werewolf in Paris": a 22 million dollar Disney production showing over 80 special effects shots in 1997. In 1998, Peter R. Adam was granted the Film Award in Gold for outstanding achievement in editing at the German Film Awards, for the his work on Josef Vilsmaier's "The Harmonists". In the same year, he received from The German Camera Award the Honourable Mention for outstading editing on Roland Suso Richter's "14 Days to Life". In 2000 "The Little Vampire", directed by Uli Edel, rallied a wide audience of children and families, with its flying cows, charming vampire children, hilarious adult characters and compelling plot. "The Little Vampire" hit the screens worldwide in spring 2000 and in 2001 was granted the Film Award in Gold for outstanding children's film at the German Film Awards. In 2001 Peter R. Adam edited Roland Suso Richter's "The Tunnel", the story of a group of people defying the Berlin wall to escape to the west side. For his work on the cinema feature, Adam received the 2001 award for outstanding editing at the German Camera Award. "Good Bye, Lenin!" by Wolfgang BeckerGerman Film Awards. On 8 September 2003 the “German Film Academy” was launched. As founder member he represented the German editors on board till 2007. became in 2003 one of the most successful German films worldwide. It received many awards and prestigious nominations such as for Best European Film Award at the Golden Globes, and for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. For his work on the film, Peter R. Adam received in 2003 the Film Award in Gold for outstanding individual achievement in editing at the In 2004, Adam edited Volker Schlöndorff's "The Ninth Day", which met an enthousiastic critic's consensus as well as great recognition in festivals throughout the world. For his work on this film, Peter R. Adam was nominated at the German Film Awards. Adam edited Dani Levy´s “My Fuhrer”, the first German comedy movie about Adolf Hitler, and Volker Schlöndorff´s “Ulzhan”, a poetical road movie shot in Kazakhstan. After editing the German box office hit comedy “Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps”, directed by Leander Haußmann, Adam joined Dutch production “Wit Licht/Silent Army”. The movie about child soldiers in central Africa has been released in the Netherlands in December 2008 and was shown at the Cannes film festival 2009. In the same year he worked again with director Leander Haußmann for the comedy “Dinosaurier”. The film received the “Ernst-Lubitsch-Award” for best comedy of the year. His latest work “Anonymous”, directed by Roland Emmerich has be released in 2011. It’s an historical thriller, about who will succeed Queen Elizabeth I. and the struggle of the people who want to have a hand in it. Through that story the film tells how the plays written by the Earl of Oxford ended up labelled ‘William Shakespeare’.
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