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Simon David Eden MA (Dist) RCA
SimonDavidEden@runbox.com 07846 513097

EDUCATION:

Royal College of Art, Department of Film, London
Goldcrest Films Scholar 1987

MEMBERSHIPS:
Writers Guild America West (UK committee)
British Academy Songwriters & Composers
National Association of Writers in Education

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

TEACHING/MENTORING:

Word on the Street & Talking Pictures
Voluntary creative writing workshops and film screenings for those experiencing homelessness in Brighton & Hove. George Williams Centre YMCA, JustLife Studio and First Base Day Centre, Brighton 2018

Chichester Festival Theatre 'Get Playwriting' outreach program - course leader CFT 2017

Dramaturg 'Page to Stage' New Writing Program The Point Theatre 2013
Selected and guided six students through the creation and development of new dramatic works for the stage, providing one-to-one mentoring throughout.

Senior Lecturer Screenwriting London Film Academy 2009-10
Designed and facilitated a new screenwriting syllabus for the one year intensive filmmaking course. Delivered lectures to multiple intakes, comprising of classes of 20+ students from very diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Engaged in one-to-one tutoring, providing in depth feedback on screenplay development across numerous drafts. Facilitated screenings of movie classics and led masterclasses on story structure.

Visiting Tutor [Screenwriting & Production] Royal College of Art 1988
Developed and delivered a course that deconstructed the art of the short film, focusing on acclaimed student works from the leading film schools of Europe, including: Helsinki, Munich, Lodz, Paris, and Budapest.

Jury Member European Commission Young Screenwriters Competition Cannes 1987 (Chair: Sergio Leone)

PLAYWRIGHT:

THE GIFT OF THE GAB - White Bear Theatre, London June 2018 - Wri/Dir: SDE
THE ALBATROSS 3rd & MAIN - Park Theatre, London Jan 2017 and Emporium, Brighton Feb 2016 - Wri/Dir: SDE
THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL (Book Musical) Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, Dec 2016 - Dir Lucy Betts and Point Theatre, Eastleigh, Dec 2015, Dir: Daniel Hill
WHEN THE SAINTZ GO MARCHING IN - Point Theatre / Dir: Daniel Hill 2010

SCREENWRITER:

FILM:

SMASHED Point Theatre (Dir Daniel Hill) Youths & Alcohol Abuse - An Interactive Educational Drama 2011
ADMISSION OF GUILT Warner Bros/The Producers 1998
LIFE OF CRIME Great Guns/Golden Square Films 1996
INFERNO Paramount Pictures 1994

TELEVISION:

J G BALLARD’s VERMILION SANDS - BBC TV (series) 2004
BLISS 'ALL FALL DOWN' Carlton TV (Dir: Crispin Reece) 1997
(Best Feature Length TV Drama Quebec International Film Festival)
PRODIGY BBC TV (series) 1995
KINSHIP Granada TV (Dir: Jonas Grimas) 1988

AS PRODUCER:

THE GIFT OF THE GAB - stage play trailer 2018
THE ALBATROSS 3rd & MAIN - stage play trailer 2016
THE SAVAGE KINGDOM - filmed book trailer 2014
ME & MOLLY MALONE - music documentary trailer 2013
LA BOULE (Wri/Dir: Simon Shore) 1986
(British Academy Award Best Short Film)
THE ACT (Wri/Dir Chris Fallon) 1985
(Gold Plaque Chicago Int Film Festival)

PUBLICATIONS:

THE ALBATROSS 3rd & MAIN Stage play Samuel French Jan 2017
THE SAVAGE KINGDOM Childrens/YA fantasy novel, Simon & Schuster July 2014 (also published in translation in Brazil, 2016 and Poland, 2017)

ALBUMS:

THE ROAD WILL RISE - co-written with ex-Kokomo & 10cc keyboard player and singer Tony O’Malley. 2009
PS: SURREALISM - co-written with guitarist Patrick Coghlan, 1979

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

Introduction to Art Therapy - The Role of the Creative Arts in Psychoanalysis
Roehampton University 2008
Youth Justice: Creative Arts & Young Offender Rehabilitation. Creative
Partnerships. Brighton 2007
Robert McKee's 'Story' seminar London 1987

www.SimonDavidEden.com

LITERARY AGENT:
Joanna Swainson
Hardman & Swainson, London