NY, NY – Adam Baran is a NYC-based writer/director with a passion for telling queer stories in unique, risk-taking ways. His short films Jinx! and Love and Deaf screened at LGBT film festivals worldwide, and aired on the IFC Channel and Here! TV, respectively. Love and Deaf was released on gay DVD short film collections in the US and Europe. In 2009, Adam wrote the daily web comedy MTV Detox for MTV.com. That same year, he finished the feature script Jackpot, which was selected for the 2010 Outfest Screenwriting Lab and performed as a staged reading during the festival. He also wrote the upcoming webseries The Great Cock Hunt, which is being produced and directed by Jon Marcus (Party Monster) and executive produced by Rose Troche (The L Word). Adam became a contributing editor at BUTT Magazine in 2007 and was the online editor of ButtMagazine.com from 2008-2011. Adam also co-curates the monthly film series Queer/Art/Film with director Ira Sachs at the IFC Center in New York.