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Simon Davidson

Living in: West Vancouver, British Columbia
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Simon Davidson graduated from the U of C with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, and then attended the Vancouver Film School. His films have been nominated for numerous festival awards and have screened at festivals including Sofia International Film Festival, Fajr Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Ghent International FIlm Festival, Oulou International Children’s Film Festival, Zlin International Film Festival, Beaune International Thriller Festival, Whistler International Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Dresden International Short Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival.


Where were you born, where did you grow up, where do you live now?
I was born in Peace River, Alberta, and grew up in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. I now live in West Vancouver, BC.

First film you made, and where and when?
I made my first drama on video in a visual arts class at the University of Calgary, but made my first short on 35mm film in Vancouver 2002.

Latest film you made, and where and when?
I am currently finishing a film called Voluntary, shot/shooting in Vancouver.

Describe your current living space
I live in a house built in 1952 with my wife and nine year old daughter. We have a great yard, which has been a life-saver during Covid-19.

What Canadian would you challenge to make an isolation movie?
Craig Wallace

In the history of cinema whose isolation movie would you want to see?
Andrei Tarkovsky, although I think I’ve already seen it.

Worst thing about being in isolation?
Eating every meal at home.

Best thing about being in isolation?
I get to spend copious time with my daughter, and influence her more than usual.

Favourite book to read in isolation?
Halfway through Infinite Jest. Hilarious.

Favourite music to listen to in isolation?
Beirut is the only thing I can listen to right now.

Favourite movies to watch in isolation?

Favourite meal in isolation?
Homemade pizza

What’s the last best thing you cooked?
Vegan falafels

Any other question you’d like to answer?
How do I feel about being the primary homeschool teacher of a nine year old?
It’s hard. I love it.