Ronnie Way –Creative
Awards include The John McRae Medallion for Commemorative Writing
Lt-Gov. General's Award for Artistic Merit
Ronnie is comfortable telling stories in multiple ways using multiple media.
Ronnie began his professional career in 1972 with three different professional theatre companies in Victoria BC. By the age of twenty he had performed professionally in over thirty productions. He Co-produced and Directed a full-scale production of “West Side Story” at age 21. Ronnie went on to help create two professional Theatre Companies in Vancouver including the Jesse Award winning PI Theatre (then Pink Ink Theatre). He Acted, Directed and Produced Theatre with Pink Ink from 1985-90. During this time one production in which he produced and performed, “Class Enemy” was named “3rd Best Professional Production of the Decade” in 1990 by The Vancouver Sun. He also co-Produced and performed in the hilarious hit comedy, “Bouncers” which was the longest running professional co-op in Vancouver’s history running for 157 shows.
His work in TV and film is as an Actor and a Composer. As an Actor he has appeared in “Wiseguy”, “Dead Man’s Gun”, “First Wave”, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and several others.
As a Composer Ronnie has created Scores for several Historical Documentaries,
Including “On Guard for Thee” and several TV Movies including “Third Man Out” starring Chad Allen and “Fatal Reunion” starring Erika Eleniak. He has also composed the scores for The 2001 Seamus McNally Award winning MMORPG “Shattered Galaxy” (voted Best Independent Video Game of 2001 at the GDC in San Jose) “Elemental Saga” and “Asgard” for Korean Developer Nexon. He has also composed scores for multiple Commercials.
As a writer he has created multiple scripts including several short film scripts,
a series of 8 One Act War Historical Dramas for the Canadian Government between 1999-2004 (all of which he produced and Directed), four Documentary film scripts including “On Guard For Thee” (a BC 150 Production for then BC Premier Gordon Campbell) and multiple short Documentary scripts, Historical Narratives as well as a full length Musical. He is currently working on a Television series (3 scripts completed) and a near future adventure trilogy of Screenplays in collaboration with The Embassy VFX in Vancouver.
Ronnie also spent more than two decades as a singer/songwriter in Vancouver and Los Angeles where he was represented by http://www.manatt.com/, (then Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg and Phillips). During that time he enjoyed two Hit records one in the Top 20 “Strong and Shining Eyes” and one Top 40 ”Tell it to me Straight”. One of his most enduring creations is the Song, The Maples of the Valley/les érables de la vallée. This song is only one of 8 songs in Canada’s history to be translated by the Government as a National Song and is sung on Canada Day and Remembrance Day annually by over 800 choirs across the country.
Currently Ronnie lives in Vancouver with his partner Hilary and enjoys Coaching Soccer on the weekends at Douglas Park Community Centre where he is known as “Coach Ron” to an entire generation of children.
Name: Ronnie Way
Lives in: Vancouver, Canada
Occupation: Playwright, Screenwriter, Music Composer, Actor and Director
Third Man Out
TV Movie by Ron Oliver (Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Composer, Soundtrack Donald Strachey's claim to fame is being the only openly gay private investigator in the Albany area. He is married to Tim Callahan, the aide to Democratic senator, Dianne Glassman. Because of the expensive house renovations Donald and Tim are going through, Donald reluctantly takes the case of John Rutka, a gay advocate, who is hated by homophobes for being so vocally gay, and by many gays, such as Donald and Tim, because he, through his website, outs gays who want to stay in the closet. The higher the profile of his targets, the better he feels he is advancing the gay cause. John was shot in his own home by an unknown assailant, while his boyfriend Eddie Santon was home with him. John wants Donald to find out and nab who shot him, before the perpetrator finishes the job. They believe that the shooter is probably working for one of the many he is investigating as possibly being gay, the three who he was contemplating possibly featuring in the next edition of his blog being the ... Written by Huggo
Video by George Erschbamer (Drama, Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Composer Eleniak is a housewife, unhappy in her marriage, who decides to "spice it up" a little bit. But she gets more than she bargained for when she contacts an old high school classmate she once had a crush on.
Video Game by Terence Park (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Composer
Da Vinci's Inquest
Television by Chris Haddock (Crime, Mystery and Drama) Actor Vancouver City Coroner Dominic Da Vinci is an ex-police officer who brings his police mentality into his current job. Da Vinci is opinionated which has caused him to make many friends but also many enemies along the way of his professional career path. Although he has the admiration of most that work with him, especially a very loyal secretary, Helen, he also often butts heads with even his most ardent of supporters in the Coroner's Office and the Homicide Department of the Vancouver Police Force. These include his bosses, the homicide detectives and the pathologists, one of whom is his ex-wife Patricia. Da Vinci, the staff at the Coroner's Office and the Homicide Department work together to try and undercover some of the mysteries surrounding the deaths that take place in Vancouver. Da Vinci tries to balance his professional life with his personal life, which includes taking care of his teen-aged daughter with whom he has joint custody with Patricia. More often than not, he is ... Written by Huggo
Television by Chris Brancato (Adventure, Drama and Sci-Fi) Actor Reformed thief Cade Foster discovers that aliens are among us in the form of genetic clones, intent on enslaving the population. To assess the human potential to fight back, they gather data from 117 test subjects. When Foster remembers the tests conducted on him, the aliens frame him for his wife's murder. Pursued by the police and a mysterious government agent, Foster discovers the quatrains of Nostradamus, which tells of three waves which will destroy the planet, unless a "twice blessed man" can stop them. Aided by a quirky cyber-journalist, Foster investigates strange occurrences which have ties to Nostradamus' quatrains, hoping to find what he needs to forestall the aliens' plans. Written by Ronos
My Father's Angel
Film by Davor Marjanovic Actor A devout Muslim and his wife flee their war-torn homeland. In the process, their lives become interlaced with that of former Serbian footballer Djordje. The families emigrate west to Vancouver, where they establish a new life. Written by Mark Bauche <email@example.com>
Dead Man's Gun
Television by Howard Spielman (Western) Actor A cursed revolver brings violence to a variety of owners in the American West.
Television by Evan Katz Actor Three young criminals; a jewel thief, a con artist, and a computer hacker, are told by an anonymous man that "they" - the organization that he works for, have in their possession, full dossiers on each of them. And if the authorities should ever get these dossiers, they will probably be in prison for the rest of their lives. So in exchange for making sure that that doesn't happen, they have to work for "them", the organization. Whose goal is "to protect the status quo". So, they are sent out to solve baffling or unsolved crimes, or to go after criminals, who have been on the loose too long. Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Saban's Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation
Television (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 1 More) Actor In this live-action TV series, the Turtles are older than in the movies or cartoon, and are joined by a fifth, female Turtle. "Venus De Milo" mutated with the other 4 Turtles but was washed away with the current in the sewer into New York's Chinatown before Splinter came across the turtles. After learning the Shinobi arts in China for 17 years, Venus has returned to New York. The Turtles are now faced with new villains such as Dragon Lord, Bonesteel and Vam Mi. Written by Venus De Milo <email@example.com>
Television by Paul De Meo (Crime and Sci-Fi) Actor A revival of the 1993-1994 series about a crime fighter in a morphing Dodge Viper which converts to a super equipped vehicle known as the Defender used to turn the odds around against a super crime organization. The main character (driver of the Defender) is now Thomas Cole. Written by Jim Brawn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Television by Frank Lupo (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actor Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional Italian city neighborhood form the underlying dramatic base throughout the series, bringing him into conflict with his conservative mother and other family members while acting undercover as syndicate enforcer. The segments, which ran several shows each, included in-depth and empathetic characterizations of the players on both sides of the law. Scenarios include the underbelly of the recording industry, protection rackets, international arms dealing, foiling white supremacist plotters, uncovering a government conspiracy to set up a compliant new head of state in a third-world country, and Vinnie's final reconciliation with his Italian mother and her new husband, the purely legendary Mafia figure Don Aiupo. Written by Barlow Pepin <email@example.com>
The John McRae Medallion for Commemorative Writing
Lt-Gov. General's Award for Artistic Merit
Seamus McNally Award, Best Independent Video Game (2001) Shattered Galaxy
Chief Dan George Award for Artistic Contributions to Native Youth