Adrian Wallace is a writer-director-actor from Toronto, Ontario. One of ten Playback to Watch's 2022 honourees, Adrian won a 2021 Canadian Screen Award for ‘Best Direction in a Docuseries’, for his latest documentary, Black Sun -- which premiered on CBC Television, and was acquired by CBC Gem as part of the docuseries "Being Black in Toronto".
Adrian is a multi-graduate who studied dramatic arts, comedy writing, acting, and film and television production. While having worked with TV networks like APTN, HGTV, and MTV, his independently produced work has played at film festivals worldwide, and distributed via Amazon Prime and TUBI.
As the creator-writer-director and co-lead of the award-winning web series, "Courtside", it has been screened globally, winning an ‘Audience Choice Award’ at the 2017 Miami WebFest, and claiming ‘Best Web Series’ at the 2018 Toronto Nollywood International Film Festival.
Adrian was accepted into Oya’s Filmmaker and OBAC's Producers Bootcamp Programs, Being Black in Canada's mentorship Program presented by Netflix, Reelworld’s Emerging 20 and Level UP Programs partnered with Rogers Sports/Media and Shaftesbury Productions, and is a TIFF Filmmaker Lab alumnus.
Currently, Adrian is developing a pair of original TV series, and his directorial debut feature film.