Adam Darke is…

An award-winning film director and producer specialising in creating emotive, human interest films of true depth and authenticity. Trained in psychology and studies in human behaviour he is able to connect to the individual and emotion behind every story. Along with co-director Jon Carey he recently completed production on Forbidden Games for Netflix and has now started work on a biopic on legendary cricketer Shane Warne. Adam was previously Executive Producer of BT Sport Films, a high-end documentary strand on the channel, as well as a freelance film maker, writer, interviewer, speaker and media consultant. Clients include: Channel 4, ITV, ESPN and Fox. Adam has also been a panel judge for the Royal Television Society.

Others say Adam Darke is…

  • Honest

    Adam Darke is a man of his word.

    Being the widow of the late Mike Hailwood MBE GM, nine times World Motorcycle Champion and F1 driver, I was approached by Adam with a view to making a documentary film about my late husband. I am so pleased that I did, because there is nothing about the film I do not like. Adam kept his word and produced a beautiful and very moving, honest and respectful tribute that everyone has applauded. Thank you so much Adam.

    Pauline Hailwood
  • Insightful

    Adam is a man who knows and loves sport. And it shows in his work. You can rely on the fact that when he casts his eye on an event or a story, then the truth will out.

    Mark Webster / Mail Online TV reviewer
  • Authentic

    With Adam it’s art without artifice: he never gets in his subjects’ way. It’s an attitude that keeps the process of collaboration almost completely free from distraction and compromise: we could just get on with the job; it was all about telling our tale.

    Tom Watt / Author and Presenter
  • Intuitive

    Fantastic filmmakers and great guys to work with.


    Leo Pearlman / Fulwell 73
  • Creative

    I found him to be that rarest of beasts: the pragmatic creative.

    Adam directs and produces with a lightness of touch and focus on narrative that marks him out as a true creative. Adam is a joy to commission, a joy to work with and his programs are a joy to watch. Adam is the film-maker we all want to be when we grow up.

    Jim Ribbans / Fox International
  • Trustworthy

    Working with Adam on ‘Silver Lining’ was a pleasure. That documentary simply would not have been as good if it had been made by anyone else – Adam’s ability to put those he works with at ease whilst ensuring he captures the story that needs to be told is hugely impressive.

    Beckie Smith / Red Sky Management