Adam Davies is an artist, party magician, and stop-motion animator who has worked at studios in Portland, OR and Brooklyn, NY on commercials for clients such as MTV, Nickelodeon, Burger King, and Heineken. The Itching, his clay animated short with collaborator Dianne Bellino (writer/director), made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. It has since won 'Best Animated Short Film' at Sarasota International Film Festival and Athens International Film Festival. He received his B.F.A. from Pratt Institute and currently teaches filmmaking through the Media Teaching Lab at the University of California in San Diego.