Adam is an accomplished actor but lately has been steering more towards a career as a Writer/Director with his acclaimed first feature film Backcountry. The film had its world premier at TIFF 2014. Born in Montreal, he now resides in Toronto with his wife. His other directorial works include three short films; Sombre Zombie 2005, KillerKiller 2007, and In the Dominican 2010.


Adam's follow up feature Pyewacket will have its world premier at TIFF 2017. 

His favorite films are Hong-jin Na's The Chaser and Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. He continues to love the pop culture and music from the eighties.


“Macdonald’s first feature stands out for its expertly pressurized tension”
                          --Adam Nayman, Globe and Mail

"MacDonald cements his status as one of the most fascinating Canadian writer/directors to watch"

- Charles Trapunski , Brief Take 

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