Director Daniel Adams discusses The Walk

Director Daniel Adams discusses The Walk

May 29, 2022 A DGA Membership Screening Q&A in Los Angeles

Tensions run high as a city attempts to desegregate its schools in Director Daniel Adams’s historical drama, The Walk.

Adams weaves together three story threads as an Irish cop, his bigoted 17-year-old daughter and a young African-American student and her father are caught up in the turbulent court-ordered forced integration of the Boston School System in 1974.

On May 29, after the DGA membership screening in Los Angeles, Adams discussed the making of The Walk during a Q&A moderated by Director Alejandro Brugués (The Last Will and Testament of Charles Abernathy).

During the conversation, Adams spoke about shooting the film with limited resources and revealed how his rehearsal process sped up his production process.

“I rehearse a film like a play. A week or two prior to shooting, I got everybody there and we started breaking down the characters so, in a way, they’re very prepared. Because you have such a short time with a low budget film, if everybody knows who their character is they’re ready to ready to go before the first day of shooting. It goes a lot faster because you’re not you’re not trying to find something, you’ve already found it.”

Adams’s other directorial credits include the feature films An L.A. Minute, The Lightkeepers, The Golden Boys, The Mouse, Primary Motive and A Fool and His Money. He has been a DGA member since 2010.

You can listen to Adams' Q&A by clicking the podcast episode embedded below. You can find more DGA podcast episodes here.


Q&A photos by Shane Karns – Print courtesy of Vertical Entertainment

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