WE WANT TO SEE YOU
BECAUSE EVERYONE'S STORY DESERVES TO BE SEEN
Adani Pictures is a Toronto-based media production company, helmed by producers Jessica Adams and Rua Wani. We help creators and visionaries tell progressive stories through film, TV, and digital media. Our mission is to provoke curiosity and engagement, centered in a belief that everyone’s story deserves to be seen.
We have an active slate, having won development financing for our projects from the Bell Fund and ON Creates. In 2022 so far, we have been selected to join Canada’s first creative industries trade mission to Dubai; feminist business accelerator program Fifth Wave Labs (through the Canadian Film Centre); and the DOC Business Concierge Program.
Jessica Adams - Producer
Jessica Adams’ global footprint and vision imparted in the work she produces comes innately from having spent her life around the world. Born in Luxemburg, she is a UK, French and Canadian citizen; and currently resides in Toronto.
Jessica brings her vast knowledge, experience, and insight from the feature film space to Adani Pictures. Through her company JA Productions, she has presided over both domestic productions and complicated international co-productions. Her films have premiered at Toronto International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, had representation by Memento, UTA, and Elevation; sold to Showtime and Hulu; and starred talent such as Richard Dreyfuss and Felicity Huffman. She has been nominated as one of 5 Canadian Producers to Watch at Cannes 2018; one of the top 25 producers in the 2018 Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices cohort; and one of 5 Established Producers for the competitive CMPA IndieScreen Awards at TIFF 2019. Her Producing credits include feature films THE SPACE BETWEEN, ASTRONAUT, TAMMY’S ALWAYS DYING, ARIEL, and SOMETHING YOU SAID LAST NIGHT.
Rua Wani - Producer
Co-founder Rua Wani is a former TV development executive who has worked on celebrated Canadian scripted series such as ORPHAN BLACK (BBC America, CTV Sci-Fi), THE NEXT STEP (CBBC, CBC Gem), KILLJOYS (Syfy, CTV Sci-Fi), X COMPANY (CBC), and CAVENDISH (CBC). She has assessed and polished TV scripts by top screenwriters, and strategized partnerships between projects, creative teams and broadcasters in Canada, the US, and the UK. Having extensive experience working with writers, directors, agents, broadcasters and distributors in Canada and internationally, she has a keen eye and deep understanding of the creative content and partnerships required to bring projects to fruition. Rua has been selected to the 2022 cohorts of the National Screen Institute’s On Demand Access Program, a producer lab focused on Canada-Europe co-production; BIPOC producer lab Reelworld Producer Program; and BANFF Spark, an accelerator program for women media entrepreneurs. Rua is the founder of a scholarship for emerging BIPOC creatives, a frequent film festival juror, and speaker at industry panels and events. She is also a part-time Professor at Sheridan College’s Honours Bachelors of Film and Television program.