Sam Sejavka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae:

 

Actor

 

april 2005

 

agent : Alison F. Telford  (LŐAbbett Artists Management}

phone/fax: 03 9531 0412  mobile: 0408 529 956

 

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address:                      3 French St, Mt. Waverley, Victoria, 3149, Australia

phone:                         03 9807 0187

e-mail:                         sejavka@comcen.com.au

website:                       for more information see: www.comcen.com.au/~sejavka

 

age:                             45 [dob: 2 april 1960]

acting range:               35 – 48

accents:                      French, German, Sub-Continental, United Kingdom,

US [South] etc

skills:                           driverŐs license, writing, swimming, singing, guitar

 

height:                         185cm  [6Ő 1Ó]

weight:                         73kg  [11.5 stone]

build:                            Slight/medium

eyes:                           Brown

hair:                             Dark brown

complexion:                 Olive/pale

shoes:                         10.5 – 11

waist:                           83cm [33Ó] [leg: long]

chest:                          93cm [37Ó]

hips                             92cm [36Ó]

 

Australian citizen, born in Australia

 

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Sam also works as a writer. For details, please refer to Curriculum Vitae: Writer or access the website above. Some extra biographical info is contained at the end of this resumŽ.

 

THEATRE:


 

04        Mysterium                               Courthouse

                                                            Cameo: dashing rakehell       

                                               

04        Crossing the Bridge                La Mama

Lead: victim of child abuse facing his past

 

03        Sruti Smriti                               Bar Open

Monologue: ÔDark BagŐ: eccentric academic

 

03        Before the After                       The Laundry : Melbourne Fringe Festival

Lead: perverse passionate priest

 

03        Theatre Trash                         Downstairs at 45 

Featuring role: crazy plastic surgeon

 

01        Believe Me, Oscar Wilde        La Mama: full length monologue by Barry Dickens

Oscar Wilde & ancillary characters

 

95        [Bukowski Poem]                    Universal Theatre: 2-hander, 5 minute dramatisation

                                                            priapic alcoholic poet

 

95        All Flesh is Glass                    Universal Theatre: Melbourne Fringe Festival

Lead: troublesome cult member with 2nd thoughts

 

93        Love Me Tender                     Malthouse: 

Quadriplegic mute & French speaking transvestite

 

88/9     The Death of Peter Pan          La Mama Theatre/Universal Theatre [two seasons]

            Lead: upper-class homosexual Oxbridge student

                 

88        Shipwreck                               La Mama Theatre      

C17 Dutch/Javanese merchant of low moral code

 

87        The Music of Orpheus            La Mama Theatre      

                        Greek poet/hero incarnated as garret-dwelling writer

 

87        Quintessence                         La Mama Theatre      

                                                            Lead: English aristocrat in Hell

 

 

FILM & TV:


 

05        Educational Video                   Lead role in discussion video

                                                            Repentant speed addict/truck driver

                                                            Prod: McClure Multimedia/Morland hall

 

04        Stingers                                   Television Series

                                                            Guest role: head of importation racket for Asian sex slaves

 

95        The Alive Tribe                        Feature Film: cameo                          

subterranean left-wing activist

 

95        [title unknown]                         One hour film and computer game, [dir: David Cox]

                                                            featuring role: dealer of 24 hour orgasm drugs

 

93        [title unknown]                         Feature Film, [dir: Mark Savage]

featuring role: son of heartless criminal

 

91        Full Sequined Jacket              30 minute film: lead

                                                            hysterical US revivalist preacher & charlatan

                                   

90        Blood on The Big Top             30 minute film: featured role

                                                            yankee circus entrepreneur with horrific vices

90        Earthbound                             One hour film: minor role

                                                            bogus alien creature

                                   

88        Killer Zombies                         30 minute film: lead

                                                            family man transformed into zombie

 

87        Dead Love Meat                     20 minute film: lead

very weird scientist

                                   

87        Salt Saliva Sperm Sweat         45 minute film: very minor role

cafeteria diner

                                   

87        Tax                                          One hour film: featured role

                                                            office worker with Jesus obsession

 

86        The Invisible Girl                     30 minute film: featured role

                                                            suburban headbanger with mobile heavy metal disco

 

86        TAFE training video                30 minute video: lead

                                                            student

 

86        The Four Minute Mile              Mini Series: minor role

                                                            press photographer

 

85        Dogs In Space                        Feature film: minor role

                                                            rock star [specifically Michael Hutchence]

                                   

83        Strikebound                             Feature Film: minor role

union-breaking police constable

                                   

82        Frankie & Johnnie                   25 minute film: very minor role

                                                            automated circus puppet

 

80        The Wind in my Heart             25 minute film: lead

                                                            hapless young man with bizarre terminal disease

 

 

 

 

LEAD VOCALIST:


 

79-86   LIVE STAGE                           With bands The Ears & Beargarden, approx 

1000 performances across Australia From 86 on, occasional solo shows and shows with various short-lived bands. Very many public readings of written work

 

83-86   LIVE TV                                  Numerous performances with Beargarden, inc. Countdown & Hey Hey ItŐs Saturday. Also live TV interviews

 

96        LIVE TV                                   With Fact [a later band], Channel 31

 

 

 

 

 

 

FILMCLIPS:                     [as lead vocalist]:


 

86        A Seaside Song                      BEARGARDEN           Dir Donald Baldie  [CHASE]

85        Drink Drink Drink                    BEARGARDEN           Dir Paul Goldman  [VIRGIN]

84        I Write The News                    BEARGARDEN           Dir Paul Goldman  [VIRGIN]

83        The Finer Things                    BEARGARDEN           Dir. John Hillcoat  [VIRGIN]

 

82        Triple Treat                             THE EARS      Dir. R. Lowenstein [MISS.LINK]

81        Scarecrow                              THE EARS      Dir. R. Lowenstein [MISS.LINK]

80        Leap For Lunch                      THE EARS      Dir. R. Lowenstein  [IND.]

79        Brickwoman                            THE EARS      Dir. Lucy McLaren  [IND.]

 

 

ADVERTISEMENTS:

 

84        PhillipŐs Television                   Vocalist performing on advertised TV set.

80        Ovaltine Flavoured Milk          100%: young ÔBlitzŐ fashion victim

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS:    

 

92        Simulated patient                     Depiction of brain damaged motorcycle victim in realistic situations with trainees of                                                             the Royal Ambulance Association.

 

 

 


 

 

As a playwright Sam has had upwards of ten full-length plays produced, and has assembled a great deal of practical experience as director, producer, dramaturge etc. His play In Angel Gear won best production at the Victorian Green Room Awards of its year. His script for Earthbound was the first screenplay to be shortlisted for the Victorian PremierŐs Literary Awards. He has had a much short prose published – both fiction and non-fiction. An unpublished science-fiction novel, Autopsy Turvy, was shortlisted in the George Turner Prize for first SF novels in manuscript.

 

Through the 1980Ős and late 1970Ős, Sam sang for various bands – principally The Ears and Beargarden. While never quite breaking through to commercial success, he was prominent on the underground scene. An album and half a dozen singles/EPŐs were released. The bands toured with artists such as INXS, Culture Club, The Birthday Party, Cold Chisel, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Pretenders, Simple Minds etc.

 

Dogs in Space, a film directed by Richard Lowenstein, was based on Sam in his early twenties and led to a lasting notoriety.

 

This year, Mysterium  - a winner of the Wal Cherry Award - will be produced at the Courthouse in Carlton. ChamberMade Opera will be mounting The Hive: an opera based on his winner of the Victorian PremierŐs Literary award for Drama