Edward Zeimis

Edward Zeimis

Dezso Entertainment
Actor, Director, Filmmaker, Producer, Screenwriter, Songwriter and Performance Coach

Detroit, Michigan

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April 2019
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About Edward

| Storyteller | Adventurer | Consultant | Coach |
Perpetually emerging artist; purveyor of words, motion pictures, and interesting things to do with the air.


I come from a quarter-century-long career in automotive business management with a focus on operational excellence and end-to-end process improvement as well as individual performance and development. Are you bored yet? Actually, these skills are essentially transferable into any business, and that includes the business of show.

Along that quarter-century non-entertainment (occasionally entertaining) journey, I've dipped my toe in, dove in, swam around, jumped out, dried off, wandered around, and jumped back in the entertainment industry so many times it would make anyone's head spin (off). I suppose you could say of my storytelling desires and the entertainment industry, "just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in!" That's right, I'm here to stay. Unlike the infamous Godfather, however, I'm rather quite pleased with it.


I have an affinity for creating edgy characters mixed up in period drama; not drama period, because, while not all fun and games, my work is peppered generously with little bites of humor. I hesitate to call my period dramas historical fiction because the future is a period, too, and I do enjoy spending some time way out there.


I have pitches, plots, and further progressed projects in times and places such as:



  • 1596, Elizabethan England, with a brief venture to France and a slightly less brief invasion of Spain.

  • 1888, Victorian England, more specifically, mostly London.

  • 1911, Dreamland Amusement Park in Coney Island, New York, with a brief execution at Sing Sing and a performance or two at The Metropolitan Opera House.

  • 1938, southern Appalachia, five years after the end of prohibition and ten years before the birth of NASCAR, when, more than the drivers, the mechanics were the real rock stars.

  • 1945, in a non-descript yet darkly descriptive big city, the end of World War II is the beginning in the world of one private eye's war on crime.

  • 1968, we spend a night bouncing between a dirty rust belt back alley, a former orphanage turned you-don't-want-to-know, and a happening neon diner.

  • And, finally, there are a handful that take place in no place like the present, a few fantasies that fast forward into the future, and even one that travels through time, time and time again.


If you've made it this far into my bio, about all I can think to say next is thank you for making it this far into my bio! If anything has piqued your interest, here are two action items for you:



  1. Send me a message and ask me a question. Different things are important to different people and it's impossible to cram a lifetime in a short little bio, so if something rang a bell for you and you want to know more, just let me know. I'm not an open book; I'm a closed book, but if you ask nicely, I'll let you open it and I'll point you to a relevant chapter.

  2. Ask me for something. That's right, until and if ever the requests pile up so as not to be able to help everyone, perhaps I'll pull this little offer down, but for now, how can I help you? If I can't help because of my lack of time, or my lack of knowledge, or if the ask is just too darn big for me to handle, I'll at least give you my thoughts and perhaps a bit of advice. Just remember, sometimes, the worst vice is advice! :-)

Unique traits: I try to be tall; I'm more than relatively decent at accents but you have to give me a little time (if it's been a while, my Scottish turns into Irish then British then back to Scottish again); I'm an effective creative professional (i.e. I'm an equal and delicate balance of both "show" and "business"); I love using semicolons even if I'd don't always do it properly!

Photos

Loglines

  • Derrick

    Derrick Drama Historical In 1596, Elizabethan England, after being falsely accused of a heinous crime, a kind-hearted cook in the Queen's Navy and longtime friend of William Shakespeare reluctantly accepts the role of executioner in order to avoid the death penalty himself.

  • Day Drinkers

    Day Drinkers Budget: $0 - $100K | Romance Drama A priest who’s recently lost his faith and a woman about to lose her marriage form an unusual bond in a bar as a handful of characters interrupt their life over the course of the afternoon in this neo-noir drama.

  • Waltzing Matilda

    Waltzing Matilda Budget: $100K - $1M | Independent Drama One night in the fall of 1968, the lives of a wanderer, a waitress, a dirty cop, a dying old man, and two teenage prostitutes intersect under the threat of a sadistic pimp out to protect his little local empire.

Credits

Awards

  • I'm effectively a non-award winning writer, producer, director, and actor!
    (2021)

Education

  • The School of Life
    (1973-2051)

  • Schoolcraft College
    (2010-2020)

  • Macomb Community College
    (1991-1999)

  • Henry Ford High School
    (1988-1991)

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