Adrian Russell Wills

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Adrian Russell Wills began his filmmaking career in 1999 with award winning short film ANGELS.

From there he went on to study directing at AFTRS before directing the critically acclaimed documentary OUR BUSH WEDDING in 2005.  Adrian continued exploring the documentary form, co-writing and directing WHEN THE NATIVES GET RESTLESS  in 2007 and also wrote and directed short films JACKIE JACKIE, which screened at Melbourne International Film Festival, Flickerfest and at Santa Barbara Film Festival and BOURKE BOY.  BOURKE BOY was developed through the Screen Australian Indigenous Unit for ABC, screening at local and international Film Festivals and was awarded the Best Indigenous Film at St Kilda Film Festival in 2010.  He also had two projects selected to open the 2010 Message Stick Film Festival, documentary BOXING FOR PALM ISLAND and the short DANIEL’S 21ST.

Adrian has moved into writing and directing television drama.  Adrian directed two episodes of WONDERLAND in 2014 for FremantleMedia and Network Ten.  He has directed an episode of the Southern Star/Network Ten series RUSH and also wrote an episode of the Blackfella Films drama series REDFERN NOW, which screened on the ABC in 2012.  He was one of the directors on the ABC series THE GODS OF WHEAT STREET and returned to write on the second series of REDFERN NOW, as well as directing two episodes.  Adrian directed the Pursekey Productions documentary film 88 and both wrote and directed the Brindle Films series 8MMM ABORIGINAL RADIO.

Most recently Adrian directed four episodes on Blackfella Film’s READY FOR THIS as well as two episodes on Fremantle Media’s WENTWORTH.

Adrian is currently developing several exciting original film and television projects.