Posted September 26, 2018 05:31:51 As a kid, Patch Adams was one of the few kids in the neighborhood who had a television.
“It was the only thing we could watch that was on TV, the only TV that was always on,” he says.
“And we could always see our friends and the movies that were going on in our house.”
Adams remembers being a little embarrassed when he went to his local library to check out some of the movies on TV.
“I was like, ‘Wow, I’m in the library and there’s only one TV?'” he says, laughing.
Patch Adams is a filmmaker and producer who has made films such as “Duck Soup,” “The Longest Yard” and “A Place in the Sun.”
He also has a movie called “Patch Adams” on the way.
Adams, who grew up in the Houston area, has been involved in film since the early 1980s.
His first movie, “The Oldest Man in Texas,” was released in 1990.
He also produced a number of feature films including “A Christmas Carol” and the feature film “The Road to the South.”
He says he’s been a producer for over 30 years and has produced over 1,500 feature films.
Adams says his first love was to make movies.
“But as I got older, I realized that the movies are all about a certain person or a certain group,” he explains.
Adams started shooting commercials in his early 20s.
“Then, when I started directing, I thought, ‘What if I do that with my life?'”
He got his start on the directing side of film when he worked on commercials for the Houston-based cable channel KHOU.
“When I started on my own I got to work with some of my favorite directors, like Don Knotts, Paul Thomas Anderson and Christopher Nolan,” he recalls.
“That was really fun.
That was really cool.”
Adams says he has never had any trouble getting people to sign up for commercials, even if it’s just to shoot their first commercial.
“The people I’ve been working with for years are just great people,” he laughs.
“If I was going to do something different, they would come on board and say, ‘Oh yeah, I’ll do that for you.'”
Adams says that the biggest challenge he has faced is that he wants to do more with the film business.
“Every day I’m working on something new,” he adds.
“We’re shooting an independent movie and the next day, we’re shooting a feature film.
We’ve got to have that energy and passion to make more films.
It’s been awesome.”
Adams recently made his feature film, “Patch,” which he says is about a little boy who was once homeless.
“Patch was the first film I directed, so I knew I wanted to shoot something that was a little bit more relatable for the real-life situation,” he said.
Adams credits his father, Pat Adams, for helping to make Patch Adams.
“My dad was the guy that was like ‘Oh, you’re going to be a big star, you can do anything you want,’ ” Adams says of his father.
“He taught me that you just have to keep pushing and keep coming back, and keep doing the best that you can.
He’s just an amazing person.”
Adams hopes to continue making films in the future.
“What I want to do is try to tell stories that are going to appeal to a younger audience,” he states.
“Like I said, I’ve always had a love for the movies and I’m a filmmaker, so to see what’s happening now, I think it’s cool to be part of something that’s going to have some lasting value.”
Adams is currently filming “Patch” in Los Angeles and is set to shoot the feature version of “Patch in 2017.”
The feature version will feature a different cast.
“One of the things I’m really excited about with this film is that I’m going to give a voice to some of those people that I’ve known since I was young, and that I know personally,” Adams says about the role of the real Patch Adams, and the fact that he will be portrayed by his own son.
Adams is still trying to figure out the plot for “Patch.”
He has been in talks with Universal Pictures, but has not yet received a contract.
He hopes to finish the feature by the end of 2018, when he hopes to premiere the film in New York.
“Hopefully this film will be something that people will be watching for years to come,” he concludes.
“In the meantime, I have no regrets about what I’ve done.”
Follow Patch Adams on Twitter at @PatchAdams_KHOU or on Instagram at patchadamsk.
“Haters gonna hate, but Patch Adams” is a series on MSNBC that airs on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. ET.