Adam Nares Norzagaray was born in Los Angeles, California in spring of 1986. At a young age his family moved out to Tucson, Arizona. Adam's first impression of film were silent black and white slap-stick comedies his father showed him and his brothers at a young age. 


The mystery of cinematic illusion and world building drove Adam to create home movies with his cousins using VHS cameras and Halloween props.

Adam's official introduction into independent film was in the early 2000s, being a production designer and director for several indie film companies in southern Arizona.

Adam graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in education. While in college his hobby for film production grew, learning from his roommates about digital graphic design, video editing, and script writing. In 2008, Adam returned to Tucson, extending his education in digital media technology and guerrilla-style film techniques. Taking the writing skills and passion from his mother, Adam began writing fictional stories that follow the lines of Michael Crichton and Orson Scott Card.


Adam created his own video company in 2010, going by the pen name Adam Ray. His first films were stop-animation. The following year, Adam created his first live-action experimental thriller, Matchbook. He would later make one additional independent film each year, collaborating with other filmmakers and inspiring artists who have a passion for digital film.


Adam continues to consult with independent film companies in southern Arizona. He's a large supporter for the artistic community and is an advocate for street art and ritualistic symbolism. His hobbies include gardening and portrait photography.

He resides in Tucson with his two dogs, Jules and Pinky.

© 2020 by Adam Norzagaray

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