Meet The Wallers

  • Queensland Premiere
  • Jim Stevens
  • Australia (2021)
  • All Ages
93 min

A unique documentary that follows artist Mark Waller and his family over twenty years. Brisbane based director Jim Stevens captures a very real and uncontrived view of an artist in this heart- warming documentary.

Mark Waller loves to paint the seascapes around beautiful Lennox Head.
He is a dreamer who sees angels in the street. His obsessive belief that charity begins at home doesn’t jibe with his vivacious wife Nicole who wishes she were the charity. But Mark, the painter often can’t see what’s in front of him.

Nicole suffers depression. Their daughters, Jasmine and Emily – babies at the outset and graduates by the end of our story – negotiate their parents’ issues while juggling their own sibling rivalries. When Mark is diagnosed with a deadly Melanoma the fault lines in the Waller family erupt with surprising results.

Filmed over 20 years, Meet the Wallers is a remarkable keyhole into family life, a meditation on art, mortality, philanthropy and happiness.

Join the filmmakers for a Q&A after the screening.

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  • Language
    English
  • Director
    Jim Stevens
  • Genre
    Documentary, Family

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