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Adrian Wills

CAREER OBJECTIVE:

Having worked across many Entertainment industry areas, Adrian now focuses mostly on Film and Television as a director, in Drama, Documentary and Music Videos.

EDUCATION AND SKILLS:
• Australian Film Television and Radio School2001 Graduate Diploma (Directing)2002 Master (Directing Drama)
• UNSW BA Media and CommunicationsFirst Year - deferred
• Sydney Opera HouseArts Administration Traineeship1998 - 12 months
• Eora College Chippendale (TAFE)Theatre Arts & Video Production1997 - 12 months (Drama & Media Department)
• Make-Up Glamour, Bondi Junction Make-Up and Hair Stylist 6 months
• NAISDA Dance and Arts Industry Training
• Sydney Church of England Grammar School (SHORE) Higher School Certificate - 1993

CAREER HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

ABC Television Message Stick 2005
Producer Once in a Lifetime
The Vic Simms Story EP 36 Series 7
Messagesticks 2005
The Last Post / Series 8
Lillian's Crombie - I Will Survive / Series 8
Glenn Skuthorpe - No Poet Lives by the
Rules (Music Profile)

Australian Film Commission 2005 / 2006

Writer / Director "When the Natives Get Restless"
Producer: Melissa Johnston
RB Films 2006
25 Minute Documentary

Writer / Director "Jackie Jackie"
Producer: Kath Shelper
Filmdepot 2006
5 min Drama
"Bita Black Business Series"

Writer / Director "BUSH WEDDING"
Pine Street Films 2005
52 Minute Documentary
2005 NIDF Documentary Series

ABC Television July 2003 - Oct 2003

Producer/Director MESSAGE STICK, 26min episodes, magazine style series
Bronwyn Bancroft Profile Story
Producing/Directing feature stories, 20min duration

SBS Television Nov 2002 - July 2003

Producer/Director LIVING BLACK, 10 x 26min episode series
3 x feature stories, 10 x segment stories

Australian Film Television & Radio School

Final Project A SIMPLE SONG
Drama/Musical (17 minutes / 35mm)
Writer/Director

Directing Drama - Masters 2002
INASMUCH
Short Dance Film (10 minute)
Producer

Directing - Graduate Diploma 2001 Drama

Short Doc WEEPING WILLOW
10 minute MINI DV
Festivals: Flickerfest 2002, St Kilda,
Messagestick - Sydney Opera House Film Festival

Short Film 2001 ARCADIA
7 minute 16mm
A fairytale genre film, about a young boy overcoming his fear of his father and the "hairyman".

ABC Television MESSAGE STICK - 2001 Summer
Series 3

Other relevant achievements

Writer / Director /
Co-Producer "Dare to Dream"
Short Film (10 minute Digital)
Metro Screen Indigenous Mentorship Scheme 2000
Sponsored by Australian Film Commission

Writer / Director "Angel"
Short Film (5 minutes Digital)
Metro Screen Indigenous Mentorship Scheme 1999
Sponsored by SBS Television

FESTIVALS:

Angel – Flickerfest 2000

A Simple Song

Our Bush Wedding
Messagesticks 2005
Melbourne International Film Festival 2005

When the Natives Get Restless
Messagesticks 2007
Melbourne International Film Festival 2007
Revelation Perth International Film Festival

AWARDS:

• Best Original Concept in a Short Film
• Tudawali Film and Video Awards 2000

Filmography

WHEN THE NATIVES GET RESTLESS »

On the Gordon Estate in Dubbo, the entire community has been given an eviction notice. Within three years, all of their homes will be demolished...