David Simmonds

David has worked in theatre, film, and music as an actor, director, and writer.

Trained and performed as an actor through the mid-seventies as a contract player of the Actor’s Workshop in Vancouver.

David established, owned and operated the Screen Actor’s Studio in Victoria B.C. 1985 - 2015.

He now 'writes every day' and is busy in pre-production for staging of two of his original plays.

As an established lyricst he is interested in developing musical projects with arrnagers / composers. 

A founding member of both CineVic the Society for Independent Filmmakers and the Victoria Film Festival.

CREDITS INCLUDE:

 

STAGE (Actor):

A Day in the Life (lead) – (Dir. Mallie Bowman)

I’ll Get My Man – Phillip King (Metro Vancouver)

Roll Call Record – Actors Studio (Vancouver)

Dir. Gorilla Love – 24 Hour Play Project (2007)

 

WRITER/DIRECTOR (Lyrics/Libretto):

Moving Day (based on the music of Erik Satie), Original workshop Victoria Fringe Festival.

(Currently seeking an arranger for collaboration on updated libretto).

 

FILM (Writer/Director):

Creekside – Writer, Script and Lyrics. Dir. Wayne Sterloff

Cravings – T.V. Writer/Dir. Broadcast Ch 11

The Weatherman – Writer. Dir. Arthur Rabin

Ind. Writer/Dir. Fortune Bay and Two Tickets to Cairo

 

FILM SCRIPTS:

Alma (Alma Rattenbury – feature length)

Postcards From Amor – Episodic on Amor de Cosmos

 

ACTOR (Film):

Buzz Wray and His Telephone (Lead: Weiner. Dir. Wayne Sterloff).

Patman (James Coburn)

 

MUSIC (Writer/Lyrics):

Amelia Earhart (B.T.O. Rock n’ Roll Nights)

Jimmy Pattison Group Trade Show (lyrics for 24 companies)

Between a Rock and a Heartache – Lee Greenwood

Ordinary People Bootleg Band (awarded B.C. Country Song of the Year, 1987)

Commercials (Incl. Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, White Spot Burgers. Laura Secord, etc.)

 

Affiliation: 
SOCAN

Awards

Award Category Year Play
"Ordinary People" Bootleg Band B.C. Country Song of the Year 1987