ADRIAN MAHER

Adrian Maher has written, directed and produced more than 100 hours of documentary television programs in every conceivable genre – news specials, narrative documentaries, reality, docu-drama, competition, computer-generated-imagery, and hosted programs for such networks as Discovery, History, National Geographic, ABC, Fox and Travel.

He has filmed all over the globe in demanding and exotic locations involving such offbeat topics as “Codes” (about the history of cryptography), “Human Weapon” (following Russia’s top mixed-martial arts fighters) and “Nuclear Submarines” (where he bunked underwater for a month in the North Atlantic), among others.

For more than a decade Maher also covered hundreds of stories as a staff reporter for the Los Angeles Times, and as a freelance journalist for UPI, Newsweek, Time Magazine and L.A. Weekly. He is also the author of the recently released non-fiction book Uninvited: Confessions of a Hollywood Party Crasher (Chicago Review Press).

Besides teaching investigative journalism and documentary film production as an adjunct professor at Chapman University, Maher holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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Shows

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A documentary about a team that took a stodgy game of controlled, plodding “white” basketball and turned it into a sport of fast-paced, free-flowing, improvised action that provided the template for today’s NBA. They dribbled their multi-colored ball all over the globe, introducing basketball to the world. Written, directed and produced by Adrian Maher for the TV One Network.

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A documentary episode about life on earth if humans suddenly became extinct. Extensive use of CGI, reenactments and visual analogies. One of the History Channel’s most popular series. Written, directed and produced by Adrian Maher.

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A documentary on the history of nuclear submarines for the prime-time series Modern Marvels. One of the History Channels’s highest-rated episodes in the long-running series. Written, directed and produced by Adrian Maher.

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A “Hugo Awards” winning episode about Dr. Robert Rey’s visit to Mexico to perform pro-bono reconstructive surgery on disfigured children. Dr. 90210 was one of the E! Network’s highest-rated series, centering on Beverly Hills’ busiest plastic surgeons and their patients. Directed and produced by Adrian Maher.

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A documentary on the Miami-Dade County jail system for MSNBC’s primetime series “Lockup” – a “behind the scenes” look at America’s busiest prisons and jails. Directed and produced by Adrian Maher.

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A documentary about a team that took a stodgy game of controlled, plodding “white” basketball and turned it into a sport of fast-paced, free-flowing, improvised action that provided the template for today’s NBA. They dribbled their multi-colored ball all over the globe, introducing basketball to the world. Written, directed and produced by Adrian Maher for the TV One Network.

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A documentary on the history of nuclear submarines for the prime-time series Modern Marvels. One of the History Channels’s highest-rated episodes in the long-running series. Written, directed and produced by Adrian Maher.

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A documentary episode about life on earth if humans suddenly became extinct. Extensive use of CGI, reenactments and visual analogies. One of the History Channel’s most popular series. Written, directed and produced by Adrian Maher.

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A “Hugo Awards” winning episode about Dr. Robert Rey’s visit to Mexico to perform pro-bono reconstructive surgery on disfigured children. Dr. 90210 was one of the E! Network’s highest-rated series, centering on Beverly Hills’ busiest plastic surgeons and their patients. Directed and produced by Adrian Maher.

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A documentary on the Miami-Dade County jail system for MSNBC’s primetime series “Lockup” – a “behind the scenes” look at America’s busiest prisons and jails. Directed and produced by Adrian Maher.

Scripts

How Stuff Works: The Secrets of Chocolate

Life After People: Outbreak

The Universe: The Day the Moon was Gone

Unsung Hollywood: Harlem Globetrotters

Nuclear Submarines

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Maher Productions
ajwmaher@gmail.com