Filmmaker, Editor, and Artist in Shanghai, China
(Directing, Editing, Producing, Photography, Curation)
Motivated to innovate creative arts with hard work and surreal dedication, Adrian Tyus began completing goals through screenwriting, producing, community activism, multi-media design, and youth mentorship. He studied Film at Columbia College in Chicago, IL. before transferring to Tongji University(Shanghai, China) in 2014. Adrian attended the Art Institute of Dallas from 2008-2011 where his focus was digital film production. Committed to writing for the screen and cinematography, while also having an adept passion for acting, he began using his gifts to make a transition from the stage, to the camera lenses. Acting in several short films and entering numerous film festivals all over Texas and by the summer of 2009 Adrian had received awards such as Best screenplay for “Mistaken Identity”, Best acting for “Second Unit” and he co-wrote “Hurt Peelings” which took forth place in the 4th annual Dallas 24hour film race. Later that year Adrian and a close friend produced their first narrative documentary together, ”Quien Soy” which featured local artist and philanthropists from the DFW area. The documentary received nation wide recognition and screened at the Texas Black Film Festival in 2010. In 2012 he directed his first short film "Horseshoe" with $1,500 he saved over the summer, the film has been screened in over 6 countries and is available in three languages. HERE IS THE TRAILER: HORSESHOE Trailer
Adrian is currently in post production on two feature documentary projects, a behavioral case study “Operation: Resurrection” (includes feature key community influencers, educators and artistfrom his hometown community of Saginaw, Michigan but also surrounding areas like Flint, Detroit as well as Chicago, Dallas, Wilmington Delaware and St. Louis Missouri)"Sunwudian" which takes place in China's Anhui province will reveal the stories of local villages dealing with disenfranchisement and the constant gamble with conglomerated interests. Both project are set to be complete sometime next fall. For updates visit his website below...
""I try to model unique language when developing a concept.. As far outside of the box as possible, does it work yeah? no? I'll leave it and see what transcribes!". I understand how film can shift social/political climates. this encourages innovation. This is all based around my study on expanding cultures and the shaping of contemporary societies."