YVES SIMONEAU BIOGRAPHYBorn October 28, 1955 in Quebec City, Quebec, Yves Simoneau is an award-winning directorand scriptwriter whose work includes: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”, “Nuremberg”,“Marie-Antoinette”, “Napoleon”, “Les Fous de Bassan” amongst others.Yves was the director of the mini-series Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, based on the bookand the events that inspired it. It received 17 Emmy nominations, the most of any show at the59th Emmy Awards held in September of 2007. It went on to win five awards including theEmmy for „Outstanding Made For Television Movie‟ which also resulted in him winning hisfirst Directors Guild of America. FILMOGRAPHY2009: ASSASSIN’S CREED: Lineage (Short Film Series) Producer/Director/Co-Writer Cast: Romano Orzari, Michel Perron, Claudia Ferri… Executive producer: Pierre Raymond, Yannis Mallat Ubisoft / Hybride2009: “V” (the Pilot) Executive Producer / Director Cast: Elisabeth Mitchell, Joel Gretch, Scott Wolf, Morris Chesnut… Executive Producers: Scott Peters, Steve Pearlman Warner / ABC2008: AMERICA Director/ Co-Producer Cast: Rosie O’Donnell, Ruby Dee, Philip Johnson Exec Producers: Larry Sanitsky, David Rosemont Sony / Original Lifetime Movies2006: *BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE Director/Co-Executive Producer Cast: Aidan Quinn, Adam Beach, Anna Paquin, August Schellenberg, etc… Producers: Tom Thayer, Dick Wolf HBO FILMS2006: *RUFFIAN Director Cast: Sam Shepard, Frank Whaley. Producers: Orly Adelson ABC / ESPN Original Movies2005: *MARIE ANTOINETTE Director/Producer Cast: Karinne Vanasse, Paul Savoie… Other Producers: Alex Siman, Danielle Fontaine, Jean-Pierre Guérin FR2 - TQ
2004: *The 4400 (Pilot) Director / Producer Cast: Joel Gretch, Jacqueline McKensie, Michael Moriarty, Peter Coyote Other Producers: Maira Suro, Scott Peters, Ira Behr USA / Viacom2003: *44 MINUTES: The North Hollywood Shootout. Director/ Associate Producer. Cast: Michael Madsen, Ron Livingston, Mario Van Peebles. Producers: Gerry Abrams, Michael Goldstein, Rob Port. FX Cable Network.2002: *NAPOLÉON (Miniseries) Director/ Associate Producer. Cast:Christian Clavier, Isabella Rossellini, John Malkovich, Gérard Depardieu, Anouk Aimée… Producer: Jean-Pierre Guérin. Co-production: France, Allemagne, Italie, USA, Canada, Hongrie.2001: IGNITION (Feature) Director Cast: Bill Pullman, Lena Olin, Colm Feore. Producers:Thomas Headman2001: NIGHT VISIONS (TV Series). Director for the Pilot “The Passenger List”. Cast: Aidan Quinn. Associate Producer on the series. Producers: Dan Angel, Billy Brown. FOX Television Network2000: *NUREMBERG (Miniseries) Director Cast: Alec Baldwin, Brian Cox, Jill Hennessy, Christopher Plummer, Michael Ironside, Max Von Sydow, Matt Craven, Charlotte Gainsbourg… Producers: Peter Sussman, Gerry Abrams, Alec Baldwin. TNT Cable Network1999: 36 HOURS TO DIE Director Cast: Treat Williams, Kim Cattral, Saul Rubinek, Carroll O’Connor. Producers: Stephane Reichel, Jacques Méthé. TNT Cable Network1998: FREE MONEY (Feature) Director
Cast: Marlon Brando, Charlie Sheen, Thomas Hayden Church, Mira Sorvino, Donald Sutherland. Producers: Nicolas Clermont, Elie Samaha1997: *INTENSITY – DEAN KOONTZ (Miniseries) Director Cast: John McGinley, Molly Parker. Producers: Preston Fisher, Tom Patricia. FOX Television Network1996: *DEAD MAN’S WALK (Minisérie) Director Cast: F. Murray Abraham, Keith Carradine, Harry Dean Stanton, Edward James Olmos, Johnny Lee Miller, David Arquette, Brian Denehy… Producers: Robert Halmi Jr, Larry Levinson, Larry McMurtry. CBS Television Network1995: *AMELIA EARHART: The Final Flight Director Cast: Diane Keaton, Bruce Dern, Rutger Hauer. Producer: Cary Brokaw. TNT Cable Network1994: MOTHER’S BOYS (Feature) Director Cast: Jamie Lee Curtiss, Peter Gallagher, Joanne Whalley Kilmer, Vanessa Redgrave. Producers: Jack Freeman, Patricia Herskovick, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein.1993: *CRUEL DOUBT (Minisérie) Director Cast: Blythe Danner, Gwenneth Paltrow, Ed Asner. Producer: Suzan Baerwald. NBC Television Network1992: TILL DEATH DO US PART Director Cast: Treat Williams, Arliss Howard, Rebecca Jenkins, J,E, Freeman. Producteurs: Nick Gillot, Barbara Lieberman, Edgar J. Sherrick NBC Television Network1991: MEMPHIS Director Cast: Cybill Sheppard, John Laughlin, J.E. Freeman. Producers: Steve Golin, Jay Roewe, Sigurjon Sighvatsson . TNT Network1990: *PERFECTLY NORMAL (Feature) Director Cast: Robbie Coltrane, Michael Riley, Eugene Lipinsky. Producer: Michael Burns.
1989: *DANS LE VENTRE DU DRAGON (Feature) Director/co-writer/producer Cast: Rémi Girard, Michel Côté, Marie Tifo, David La Haye, Monique Mercure… Producers: Michel Gauthier, Monique Messier, Lorraine Richard, Yves Simoneau1987: *LES FOUS DE BASSAN (Feature) Director/ Co-writer Cast: Lothaire Bluteau, Steve Banner, Marie Tifo, Charlotte Vallendrey, Laure Marsac, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu. Producer: Justine Héroux.1986: *POUVOIR INTIME (Feature) Director/ Co-writer. Cast: Marie Tifo, Jacques Godin, Jean-Louis Millette, Pierre Curzi. Producers: Claude Bonin, Roger Frappier.1983: *POURQUOI L’ÉTRANGE MONSIEUR ZOLOCK S’INTÉRESSAIT-IL TANT À LA BANDE DESSINÉE? (Long form documentary) Director/ Writer Cast: Gotlib, Fred, Bilal, Druillet, Moebius, Greg, Bretecher, Fmurr, Frank… Producer: Nicole Boisvert.1982: LES YEUX ROUGES (Feature) Director/ Writer/ Producer. Cast: Marie Tifo, Jean-Marie, Pierre Curzi… Producers: Doris Girard, Yves Simoneau.1979: LES CÉLÉBRATIONS (Feature) Director/ Adaptation/ Producer. Cast:Léo Munger, Normand Levesque. Producer: Yves Simoneau SHORT FILMS DERNIER VOYAGE Director/ Writer/ Producer Cast: Marie Tifo, Germain Houde, Remy Girard *LE PRIVÉ Director -- Music video; artist: Michel Rivard TROUBLE Director/ Writer/ Producer Cast: Jean-Louis Millette, Rémy Girard Over 100 commercials – National and International campains (Coke, Air Canada, VW, GM, etc). Available on demand..
AWARDS and NOMINATIONS*BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE: 17 Emmy Nominations (Best Picture, Best Director, etc…) Winner of 6 Emmy (Best Picture, Best Cinematography, etc) Winner - DGA Award (Best Director - Directors Guild of America) Winner of the BFCA Award – Best Picture Made for Television Winner of the David Wolper PGA Award (Producers Guild of America) Winner of the Humanitas Prize - 2008 Winner of the Cinema Audio Society Award (CAS) Winner of the Best Costumes – Costume Designers Guild of America Winner of the 2 Golden Reels Award (MPSE – Sound Editors Guild) Winner of the CSA Award (Casting) Winner – The Native Voice Media Award Winner VES Award (Best Visual Effects) 3 Golden Globe Nominations (1 for best Movie) 2 NAACP Nominations (Best Picture Made for Television, Best Actor) 2 SAG Nominations (Actors Guild of America) 2 Nominations for the Golden Reel Award (Sound Editors) 2 Nominations - NAMIC Vision Awards 2 Golden Satellite Nomination 1 WGA Nomination (Writers Guild of America) 1 ASC Nomination (American Society of Cinematographers), 1 Eddie Nomination (ACE Editor’s Association)*RUFFIAN: Gold Medal for Best TV Movie/Drama Special at the New York Festival International Television Awards 1 SAG Nomination (Actors Guild of America)*MARIE-ANTOINETTE: 3 Gémaux wins (Canadian “Emmy” - 2007) (Best docu-drama, etc) I Nomination – Visual Effects Society (VSC)* The 4400 : Highest rated and most watched new series premiere ever on a basic cable network history that year. 3 Emmy Nominations (1 for Outstanding Miniseries) 1 Golden Satellite Nomination 1 Saturn Award Nomination* 44 MINUTES: Most watched program in FX Cable Network’s history 2 Emmy Nominations 1 nomination for Eddie Award (ACE); I nomination Golden Reel (MPSE) 2 Golden Camera Nominations (1 for Best Movie)* NAPOLÉON : 7 Emmy nominations (including Best Miniseries) + 1 Win Winner of a Sept d’Or (French Emmy) for Best Director + 1 Nomination for Best Writing 1 Bavaria TV Award
2 Golden Cameras Nominations (one for Best Miniseries) Best production Design/Art Directors Guild*NUREMBERG: 3 Golden Globe Nominations (one for Best Miniseries + 2 Best Actors) 2 Emmy Nominations (0ne for Best Miniseries) 2 Emmy Awards – Best supporting actor – Best mix 1 Eddie Nomination – Best Editing 8 Gemini Nominations 4 Gemini awards – Best Mini, Best actor, etc. 1 ACE Nomination, 1 CSA Nomination 2 SAG Nominations 1 Golden Reel Award + 1 Golden Reel Nomination 1 Golden Satellite Award + 1 nomination; 1 Artios – Best Casting 1 International Monitor Award 1 PGL Nomination…*INTENSITY: 1 ASC Nomination 1 Golden Reel Nomination*DEAD MAN’S WALK: 1 Emmy Nomination, 1 NCLR Bravo Award 1 Lonestar Film&Television Award for Best Miniseries.*AMELIA EARHART: 1 Golden Globe Nomination, 2 Emmy Nominations 1 ACE win 1 SAG Nomination 1 ASC Nomination*CRUEL DOUBT: 1 Emmy Nomination (Best Miniseries) 1 CSA Award*PERFECTLY NORMAL: 3 Genie Nomination (one for Best Film) 1 Genie Award*DANS LE VENTRE DU DRAGON: 1 Genie Nomination*LES FOUS DE BASSAN: 4 Genie Nominations Berlin’s Film Festival Official Competition*POUVOIR INTIME: 9 Genie Nominations (Best film, Best director)*ZOLOCK: 1 Genie Award (Best Theatrical Documentary)*LE PRIVÉ: Best Music Video (ADISC)