Don Scimé acted in, wrote & produced the multi-award-winning feature film, "The David Dance" directed by Aprill Winney ("The Fosters") & featuring Tonye Patano ("Weeds"). Official selections: Cinequest, Newport Beach, Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Woods Hole, Chichester International Film Festival (UK), Reeling Chicago, Palm Spring's Cinema DIverse (FESTIVAL FAVORITE), Tallgrass International Film Festival (WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD - BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM), Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM), OutView in Athens, Greece, SoHo International Film Festival, New Hope Film Festival (WINNER: BEST PICTURE, BEST DIRECTOR & LGBT SPIRIT AWARD), Richard Harris Film Fest. (Ireland), Florence Queer Festival (Italy), Anchorage International Film Festival, Durango & Cinema on the Bayou .
He performed in his play version of "The David Dance" as part of The New York International Fringe Festival & in Washington, D.C.. Other New York & regional theatre acting credits include original works at The Ensemble Studio Theatre & The Living Theatre; "Love's Labours Lost" for The Peterborough Players in New Hampshire; "Nighthawks" at The Studio Theatre (D.C.); "Stop Kiss" at The Shadowland Theatre; Treplev in "The Sea Gull" and The Actor in "The Lower Depths" (Theatre Row), as well as plays at the former Studio Arena Theatre. Film and Television: "The Will" and "Chappelle's Show". B.A.: Theatre, SUNY, Geneseo. A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts & The Academy Repertory Company, he received The Charles Jehlinger Award for Acting & The American Theatre Wing Scholarship. He is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA .
Why do I do what I do? I love storytelling. I believe good storytelling can change hearts and minds.
Film by Alexander Chapan (Thriller) Actor The Will", written and directed by Alexander Chapan, is a thriller that combines the classic elements of the genre with an innovative point of view. The story begins with the death of billionaire Harry Stockwell and follows the members of the family in their pursuit of the inheritance. Ricky, one of Harry's sons, is an openly gay male. His partner Robert is a handsome young man who carries with him a dark secret from his past. Emmy Stockwell, Harry and Andrea Stockwell's daughter, immediately bonds with Robert when he confides in her. The relationship between Robert and Emmy drives the story, along with Andrea Stockwell, the family's matriarch, who attempts to oversee and control the estate and everyone attached to it. The various story lines of the plot, full of suspense, betrayal, love, sex and dark humor, are certain to resonate with all audiences. Written by Anonymous
The David Dance
Film (Drama) Actor David, the host of a local gay radio show in Buffalo, New York, struggles with self-doubt when his single sister asks him to be the father figure for her soon to be adopted Brazilian child. This story explores the exceptionally colorful relationship between a brother and sister, and the impact of the spoken word on the human spirit. Written by Anonymous
WINNER: Jury Award - Best Feature Film - SENE Film Music and Arts Festival
WINNER: Jury Award - Best Feature Film - Long Island International Film Expo
WINNER: Best Picture – New Hope Film Festival
WINNER: LGBT Spirit Award – New Hope Film Festival
WINNER: Best Director (Aprill Winney) – New Hope Film Festival
WINNER: Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature Film – Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
WINNER: Jury Award – Tea Dance Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
WINNER : Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature Film – Tallgrass Film Festival
WINNER: Festival Favorite – Cinema Diverse Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival