David Stephen Simpson is originally from eastern Canada and now residing in Victoria, British Columbia.

EDUCATION:

Masters of Arts (M.A.), Film Directing 

University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art

Scotland, United Kingdom

Graduated 2014

ASSOCIATIONS:

Member of CineVic Society of Independent Filmmakers

Vancouver Island South Film & Media Commission Member

Writer & Director

SHORT FILM PROJECT

“KONOYO”

Japanese influenced horror film successfully funded x 2 on Kickstarter

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

September 2014

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Production Runner

DOUBLE NEGATIVE VFX PRODUCTION STUDIO 

Studio known for work on First Man, Ex Machina, Dunkirk, and for Best VFX Oscar win for Blade Runner 2049

Vancouver, British Columbia

February 2018 to May 2018


Visiting Communications Instructor

KANSAI GAIDAI UNIVERSITY

RYOKOKU UNIVERSITY

Lectured students in communications including creative and academic writing

Kyoto, Japan

September 2015 to February 2018 / April 2007 to August 2012

Enterprise Media Intern

EDINBURGH INNOVATIONS

Edinburgh Innovations primary role is to commercialize the world-class research and academic expertise at the University of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom 

March 2014 - August 2014

Production Intern

LOCATION SCOTLAND PRODUCTIONS

Grown to become Scotland’s largest stills and motion commercial production company

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom 

August 2014

COMMUNITY OUTREACH:

Co-founder & Producer

TEDxOSAKA CONFERENCE SERIES

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading

Osaka, Japan

Sept 2010 - April 2012