Toby Schmitz Dramatist

Toby Schmitz (born 1977) is an Australian actor and playwright. He was born in Perth, Western Australia, attended Perth's Scotch College and briefly studied law at the University of Western Australia. He graduated from the acting course at National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1999 and has performed many times on stage for Sydney Theatre Company, Company B at Belvoir St Theatre and Griffin Theatre Company. He has also appeared in film and television, and writes plays. His Sydney Theatre Company credits include The School for Scandal directed by Judy Davis, the premiere and national tour of David Williamson's The Great Man directed by Robyn Nevin, and leading roles in George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara, Andrew Upton's Hanging Man, Tony McNamara's The Great, Brendan Cowell's Self Esteem, Nina Raine’s Rabbit and Tom Stoppard's Travesties. Several of these productions toured to Melbourne and other Australian capital cities. For Griffin Theatre Company, he played the central role of Luke Boyce in Louis Nowra's The Boyce Trilogy – The Woman with Dog's Eyes (2004), The Marvellous Boy (2005) and The Emperor of Sydney (2006), all directed by David Berthold.

Personal details

Date of birth
1977
Nationality
Australia

Education

1. Scotch College, Perth Day school

Scotch College (informally known as Scotch or SC), is an Australian independent school for boys, situated in Swanbourne, Western Australia, Australia. The school is a member of the Public Schools Association (PSA) and is now a Uniting Church school, although it was founded in 1897 by the Presbyterian Church of Australia. The school has undertaken the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years and Middle Years programmes since 2003. Recently offered the Diploma Program for 2010 Year 11's as an option, the school will continue to run the State education [WACE] course.

Type Single-sex education
Institution colors
Founded
1897
Headquarters
76 Shenton Road, 6010 - Swanbourne, Western Australia
Official web page scotch.wa.edu.au
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career

People attended Scotch College, Perth connected by profession and/or age

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2. National Institute of Dramatic Art Educational Institution

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is an Australian national training institute for students of theatre, film, and television, based in the Sydney suburb of Kensington. It is supported by the federal Office for the Arts, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. NIDA is located adjacent to, and has a strong relationship with, the University of New South Wales. It is a member of the "Australian Roundtable for Arts Training Excellence".

Founded
1958
Headquarters
215 Anzac Parade, Kensington, 2033 - Sydney, New South Wales
Official web page www.nida.edu.au
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended National Institute of Dramatic Art connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama56.24
Romance46.75
Comedy36.6
Short27.0

1. LBF (2011)

Drama, Music
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
65.0
Alex Munt
,
Andrew Soo
,
Marcus Eckermann
Alex Munt
Alex Munt

LBF is a 2011 music drama film written by Cry Bloxsome and Alex Munt and directed by Alex Munt.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Kyls Burtland
,
Martin Polkinghorne
Gareth Tillson
English
Australia

2. Griff the Invisible (2010)

Comedy, Drama, Romance
played Tony
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Nicole O'Donohue
3 Show list 1 Show list

Griff the Invisible is a 2010 comedy romance drama film written and directed by Leon Ford.

Awards

2011 AACTA Award for Best Original Screenplay

Top cast

Griff
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Larissa Rate
,
Lee Devaney
,
Sep Caton
Shareen Beringer
English
Australia

3. After the Credits (2010)

Short, Comedy, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
15.0
Miranda Culley

After the Credits is a 2010 short comedy romance film written and directed by Josh Lawson. "When a guy drops everything to pursue the woman of his dreams, we expect a happy ending… or do we?" Quoting the description from the 2011 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films site.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Geoff Burton
English
Australia

4. Three Blind Mice (2008)

Comedy, Drama
played Dean Leiberman
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
Ben Davis
13 Show list

Three Blind Mice is a 2008 feature film written, directed by and starring Matthew Newton. It is the second film directed by Matthew Newton and premiered at Sydney Film Festival in 2008. To date it has screened at over fourteen international and Australian festivals.

Awards

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Hugh Miller
English
Australia

5. My Last Ten Hours With You (2006)

Short, Drama, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
15.0
Sophie Hyde

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
Australia

6. Somersault (2004)

Drama, Romance
played John
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
106.0
Anthony Anderson
12 Show list 13 Show list

Somersault is a 2004 Australian independent film written and directed by Cate Shortland, featuring Abbie Cornish and Sam Worthington. Released in September 2004, the film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. It also swept the field, winning every single feature film award—13 in total—at the 2004 Australian Film Institute Awards. Exploring the themes of teenage sexuality and emotion, Somersault is about a 16-year-old girl named Heidi who runs away from her Canberra home to the ski fields of Jindabyne in New South Wales. There she meets Joe, the son of a local farmer, and tries to form a relationship with him, despite his difficulty in expressing his emotions. He also seems to be unsure of his sexual orientation, despite having better than average luck meeting girls. The soundtrack is written and performed by Australian band Decoder Ring. Some scenes were shot at the Ryrie homestead at Michelago, New South Wales.

Awards

2004 AACTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
2004 AACTA Award for Best Direction
2004 AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor
2004 AACTA Award for Best Cinematography
2004 AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score
2004 AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress
2004 AACTA Award for Best Film
2004 AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor
2004 AACTA Award for Best Costume Design
2004 AACTA Award for Best Production Design
2004 AACTA Award for Best Sound
2004 AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actress
2004 AACTA Award for Best Editing
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Decoder Ring
Robert Humphreys
Emily Seresin
Somersault
English
New Zealand, Australia

Starring TV roles

1. Black Sails

Adventure, Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Rackham
Starz
1
2014-01-25
Jonathan E. Steinberg
Robert Levine
January 25th, 2014 3
Clara Paget
Luke Arnold
Zach McGowan
Hannah New
English

Wikipedia

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