Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky

“We met 11 years ago as competitors on On the Lot, Steven Spielberg’s reality show search for up-and-coming filmmakers. We made a new short film every week and lived together for a summer, sequestered in a bungalow on a studio lot in Los Angeles.

Out of the 12,000 filmmakers who started the competition, we both finished in the top 5 but short of the prize. But we won something better than the competition: a lasting friendship and collaboration. Over the years we’ve directed digital and TV projects, most recently the live-action version of Disney’s Kim Possible.

Freaks is our first feature film, and the first project that we’ve written. As a result, it’s the most personal and artistic expression of who we are as filmmakers.”

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How To Become An Overnight Success in Just 15 Years

By Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky | September 12, 2019

How To Become An Overnight Success in Just 15 Years

Writer-directors Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky on the real, unglamorous story behind their award-winning breakthrough movie Freaks.