Old Dominion University
Adrian Woodard II was born and raised in New Jersey but at the age of 13 moved to Chesapeake, Virginia to help his elderly grandparents. Adrian has always loved film, even before he was old enough to understand it. In the fourth grade, he created his first film as a science project, and then realized he was a visual learner and storyteller. The project was awarded 1st place in the local fair and 2nd place in the district science fair.
“I am extremely excited to learn as much as I can at the Nate Parker Foundation Summer Film Institute and later apply the skills acquired about cinema and storytelling as I create future films.”