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About Dan

Dan Drysdale is a musician, composer, producer, and documentary filmmaker from Toronto, Ontario. He is a partner in Drywal Media, a Kitchener-based studio that has produced documentaries, films and music videos since 2007.

Dan has provided soundtracks for the award-winning documentary Aakideh: The Art and Legacy of Carl Beam, the short film by Robert Waldeck: Death in the Details and the documentary Better Day: The Sarah Felker Story among others.

He is one half of the critically acclaimed band SolarSolar, who released 2 EPs independently, as well as a full length album through Binary Records. SolarSolar’s music has also been used by MTV’s hit show Teen Wolf .

Dan co-wrote and co-directed the documentary Better Day: The Sarah J Felker Story, which premiered on OutTV Canada.

In 2013, Dan was contracted to compose the score for the Toronto Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon short film.

Unique traits: Dan shows a real sensitivity to the mood and feeling of what the director is trying to get across and creates the perfect fit with music.

Credits

  • Better Day: The Sarah J Felker Story

    Better Day: The Sarah J Felker Story (2014)
    Documentary by Drywal Media Composer, Music Supervisor

  • Wayfaring - Sideswiped Tomorrows

    Wayfaring - Sideswiped Tomorrows (2014)
    Film (short) by Robert Waldeck Composer

  • A Hero In all Of Us: The Toronto Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon

    A Hero In all Of Us: The Toronto Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon (2013)
    Commercial by Endless Potential Media Lead Composer

  • Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 9

    Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 9 (2013)
    Television by Viacom/MTV Songwriter

  • Makeshift: The Artist Phil Irish

    Makeshift: The Artist Phil Irish (2012)
    Documentary by Drywal Media Lead Composer

  • Aakideh: The Art & Legacy of Carl Beam

    Aakideh: The Art & Legacy of Carl Beam (2010)
    Documentary by W.E. Productions Lead Composer, Music Supervisor

  •  'Death In The Details' by Robert Waldeck.

    'Death In The Details' by Robert Waldeck. (2005)
    Film (short) by Drywal Media Composer

Awards

  • Best Documentary at Local Focus Film Festival -Aakideh: The Art and Legacy of Carl Beam -
    (2010)

  • Best Experimental Film- the Columbus Film/Video Consortium -Death in the Details
    (2005)

  • Runner-up Best Experimental- Great Lakes Independent Film Festival -Death in the Details
    (2005)

Education

  • Studied composition under Edgar Stahl and Frank Purvis

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