Extra - (Teacher in Staffroom Behind Newspaper!) ~ "A Shocking Accident" 1982 - (1983 - Film Oscar Award and BAFTA Nomination.) (4 seconds of fame!)
Lead - (Prolific Husband) ~ Western Sydney Toyota promotional video - 1991 - (14 minutes of fame!) - definitely no awards.
Memoirs of World War I (The diaries of Richard Irving Dacre R.A.M.C.) A frank and fascinating account of a number of episodes in the life of this officer from the outbreak of the war and during his field service in France. The text and all accompanying photographs are copyright and appear on this site courtesy of John Dacre, the son of Richard Irving Dacre R.A.M.C. The images are adapted from original photographs scanned by Dave Ord. This publication is designed, edited and presented by David Drew-Smythe.
A History of Mather & Platt Ltd. - in association with Marcel Boschi. Web published - collected archival material relating to the foundation of the celebrated engineering company Mather & Platt Ltd. and the individuals associated with it. A journey back to the dawn of the Industrial Revolution and a glimpse into the lives of the men who, and the machines which, helped to launch - and protect - the world's industry. Listed on UNESCO Archives Portal.
Script Assessment Service. The Australian Writers' Guild 1990/94. Script Assessor ~ evaluation and feedback to writers. Screen and Stage.
Script Consultant/Editor - The Green Room Studios - (IDAS) - Script development projects 1990 - 1993.
Founding Writer (with Jeremy James Taylor) (NYMT) National Youth Music Theatre (UK) (Childrens Music Theatre Ltd.) 1976 ~ "The Ballad of Salomon Pavey".
The Ballad of Salomon Pavey ~ 1977 ~ - ATV Network (UK) - Ballad Opera Script ~ adapted for television by Jeremy James Taylor.
Script Consultant - Bamjats Theatre Co. 1990/91 ~ "The Glass Domino" by Marin Boyd Andrews & Bryan Betty ~ Director Zenith Theatre (Sydney) production 1991.
Executive Director - Matchbox Theatre Co. 1990/93 ~ Mainstream student/amateur Theatre Company attached to (IDAS) The International Dramatic Arts Studio (Sydney) specialising in avant garde productions in an intimate venue.
Originator/Performer - Idiomatics Performance Co. 1991/92 ~ Specialist performances and workshops for Adult Migrant Education Service (NSW) students.
Production Co-ordinator - Dips Me Lids Theatre Co. 1993/94 Co-operative company of players dedicated to the dramatico-musical performance of Australian Bush Poetry by writers such as Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson. Successful Sydney Festival seasons in 1993 & 1994 at Shelley Beach and with "Banjo & The Bloke" production at Sydney's Bondi Pavilion 1994. ~ Vodaphone Australia Launch (Museum of Contemporary Art) Sydney 1994 - Theatre In A Shoeshop (Rozelle) 1994. Theatre Company Director: Susan Wildman ~ Music Director: Peter Moloney.
Image link - Olympics article - Designer/Director - The Jubilate Singers September 2000 ~ St. Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney Olympic Arts Festival Concert Program ~ Dido & Aeneas, ~ Music Director: Susan Reppion-Brooke. Conductor: Richard Gill.
Image link - Production photographs- Designer/Director - The Jubilate Ensemble April 2001 - Dido & Aeneas. In collaboration with Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and Choir - 28th Subscription Year, 2001. Jubilate Music Director: Susan Reppion-Brooke. Performance Director & Conductor: Alan Foster. Brochure Notes
The Tolkien Suite, 1975 Music Brian Bennett (Honey Hill Music) ~ Songs ~ Bilbo & Co. & Roads Are For Evermore ~ Seven minute suite for choir and orchestra based on themes from Tolkien's book, "The Hobbit". The first performance of the suite took place at Mill Hill Medical Research Centre and was part of a concert in aid of Cancer Research. Subsequently performed at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, London in 1981 by combined Mill Hill and Belmont Schools Choir and Orchestras.
All The King's Horses ~ 1983 ~ Children's story ~ 24 pages ~ Illustrations ~ Karin Knudsen (1st sketch of illus. #3 ). A fairytale struggle between good and evil - explaining the star mark that many horses carry.
A Fly Flew By ~ 1984 ~ Children's story ~ 16 pages ~
The Pavey Child ~ Child For All Seasons ~ 2000 ~ Fiction woven round the life of Salomon Pavey. Under edit and preparation for publisher, 2004.
The Farmer's Daughter ~ 2001/2 ~ Short Story - The Fiction Works (USA) - Bell Ringers Series - TELL ME OF LOVE, Level 3 -#1. Educational Adult Literacy Project - Romance Short Story Collection complete with analysis and questions. Contracted April 2002. Publication September 2004. View extract Pending publication - "The Private E-mails of William Shakespeare".
Journey - © 1998 David Drew-Smythe - Sorry Day Poem 1998. Publishing terms & conditions on application. Featured poem (adapted version) International Society of Poets Symposium March 2002 USA.
Semi-finalist - August 2000 - "Saling" - Anthology inclusion 2000 (Flowering Splendor) - Semi-finalist - September 2000 - "Shakespeare In Lust" - Anthology inclusion 2001 - Publication (Under a Quicksilver Moon) This poem also selected for CD/Cassette anthology 'The Sound of Poetry' by The International Library of Poetry (USA) - 2002. "Echoes". 'International Poet of Merit ' Award - International Society of Poets, USA 2002. Opening poem (Gratitude) in "The Colors of Life" 2003. Also published "Drake".