- Toronto, Ontario - Many musicians have made the jump from music to film, challenging their creative skills in the thespian art. Sometimes it translates poorly, while for others, it comes naturally, as their experience in the performance of music on the stage and in music videos lends greatly to an ability to act out scenes without musical accompaniment or lyrics. However, to make the jump from being a musical producer to a film director represents a rather unique challenge, and it is one that Dave Thompson is taking on himself.
I had the chance to talk to him about his newest film project, Wormwood, and many of the challenges that he has faced in the process, in addition to learning a bit about his journey through music towards film. When one talks with him, it is not hard to get the sense that Thompson is highly motivated, seeking out this new creative passion of his without compromise. Dave Thompson is a music producer and mixer at Digital Underdog Productions in Toronto, Ontario, though Canada is not his original home. He was born and raised in Sydney, Australia to a family that could hardly be described as musical to say the least.