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.
Better Day: The Sarah J Felker Story
Documentary by Drywal Media Composer, Music Supervisor
Wayfaring - Sideswiped Tomorrows
Film (short) by Robert Waldeck Composer
A Hero In all Of Us: The Toronto Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon
Commercial by Endless Potential Media Lead Composer
Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 9
Television by Viacom/MTV Songwriter
Makeshift: The Artist Phil Irish
Documentary by Drywal Media Lead Composer
Aakideh: The Art & Legacy of Carl Beam
Documentary by W.E. Productions Lead Composer, Music Supervisor
'Death In The Details' by Robert Waldeck.
Film (short) by Drywal Media Composer
Best Documentary at Local Focus Film Festival -Aakideh: The Art and Legacy of Carl Beam -
Best Experimental Film- the Columbus Film/Video Consortium -Death in the Details
Runner-up Best Experimental- Great Lakes Independent Film Festival -Death in the Details
Studied composition under Edgar Stahl and Frank Purvis