Adonis is a native of Brooklyn, New York. Son of working- class parents who both migrated to the city from the Dominican Republic, he graduated from The School of Visual Arts with a Bachelors degree in Film/Video. While at film school, he landed an internship with Sun God Collection, a small company under Director Julien "Director X" Lutz. 

Adonis was a board member of Brooklyn Young Filmmakers, a non-profit organization introducing teens and adults from underserved communities to the different jobs available in the film/tv industry by working on actual shoots. He also spends time volunteering with Keep Striving International. Another non-profit currently building a school in his parents native country of Dominican Republic.

He just finished full production for his fourth short film, Civic Mind. He's written, produced, directed, and edited all four of his shorts. 

Today Adonis is unrepresented working as a New York based director.