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Bill Wall: Portrait of a Drummer

A short doco about Australian drummer Bill Wall. Bill played in bands & taught around Melbourne for 20 years. Filmmaker Daniel Thomas was one of his students & has made this film in recognition of Bill's legacy as a drummer, teacher, son, friend & man. It contains precious archival footage & tributes from those close to him. Bill remains present in our lives & dreams.

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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 19, 2022
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    Black & White
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Director Biography - Daniel Thomas

Dan Thomas is an Australian actor based in Hamburg. After completing an arts degree he worked in the design industry before leaving Melbourne to perform as a drummer in London. From there he relocated to Hamburg where he trained in acting & has since featured in commercials, bit-parts, short films & feature films. He has also written & directed two short films, hosted podcasts & self-published a fiction novel through his creative studio Lion Fury Productions.

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Director Statement

My diverse life & professional experience has given me a unique perspective as a storyteller. I am interested in sharing stories of the human condition, our struggles, resilience & the things that unite us despite our differences. I believe we are not limited by circumstances, place or the expectations of others and there is no need to wait for permission to be creative.