Valda is 90 and has been playing Jazz for a long time in Sydney

  • Simon W Shiells
    the fly who came in from the cold, Battlegroup, Angelina
  • Simon W Shiells
  • Valda Marshall
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 35mm
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Director Biography - Simon W Shiells

Simon Shiells was born in England in 1967.
He moved to Australia in 2008.
He completed an Honours Degree in Media and Design from Portsmouth University in 1993 and finished a Postgraduate Teaching qualification from DeMontfort University in 2003. He completed a Masters in Film and Digital Image from Sydney University in 2013.
He works in secondary education in Sydney NSW.
His animation work has been represented in the Sydney Underground Film Festival 2013.
Films he has made have been exhibited in numerous film festivals, including The Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival, Hammerbrook Film Festival, Kaleidoscope Film Festival Little Rock, Texas Ultimate Shorts, Sydney Transgender International Film Festival where his film Angelina won an award.
His current interests include documentary film making, in which he attempts to document the subject in the most authentic and unobtrusive way.

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