AKL Shimpal Lelisi

Shimpal LelisiFeatured Popular

Character, Friendly, Smooth, Youthful


FEATURE FILM

2011 Sione's 2, 'Iosefa'
South Pacific Pictures, Dir. Simon Bennett

2005Sione's Wedding, 'Iosefa'
South Pacific Pictures, Dir. Chris Graham
2001Aikido Insane, 'Lead'
Kahukura Productions,
1997Nightmare Man, 'Caleb'
Isambard Productions, Dir. Jim Kaufman
1996Topless Women Talk About Their Lives, 'Mike'
John Swimmer Produnctions, Dir. Harry Sinclair

TELEVISION

09-10 Radiradirah, 'Various'
Firehorse Films, Various directors

04-08Bro'Town: series I - III, 'Various Characters'  (co-creator / writer)
Firehorse Films
03-06Polyfest TV2 Special, 'Writer / Director'
TV2
02-06Tagata Pasifika, 'Reporter'
TV2
2003Spin Doctors: series IV, 'Sefi'
Comedia Pictures
99-00Shortland Street, 'Louie Iosefa' (core cast)
South Pacific Pictures 
1999Matou Uma, 'Phillipo'
Dir. Justine Simei-Barton
1996City Life, 'Ofisa'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors 
1996Topless Women Talk About Their Lives, 'Mike'
John Swimmer Productions, Dir. Harry Sinclair
1994True Life Stories, 'Blood #1'
Communicado

THEATRE

2014 The Good Soul of Szechuan, 'Wang the Waterseller'
Auckland Theatre Company, Dir. Colin McColl
2012 A Frigate Bird Sings, 'Dejavu'
Auckland Theatre Company, Dir. Alison Quigan
2010 Tautai, 'Tupua / Constable Upenga'
Mangere Arts Centre, Dir. Oscar Knightley
2010Tuatai, 'Tupua / Constable Upenga'
Maidment Theatre, Dir. Iaheto Ah Hi

2003Naked Samoans go Home, 'Ensemble'
Herald Theatre AK 03
2001Rosencrantz & Gildernstern are Dead, 'Player'
Auckland Theatre Company
1999Romeo & Tsui, 'Various'
Domain Wintergarden, Dir. Oscar Knightly
1999Naked Samoans got to Hollywood, 'Ensemble'
NZ Festival tour
1998Dawn Raids, 'Various'
Chritchurch, Dir. Oscar Knightly
1998Naked Samoans Talk About Their Lives, 'Ensemble'
NZ Festival tour
1997Dawn Raids, 'Various'
Herald Theatre, Dir. Oscar Knightly
1996Romeo & Tsui, 'Various'
Court Theatre
1996Tatou: Rites of Passage, 'Various'
Sydney Tour
1996Tufitala, 'Various'
Taki Rua Theatre
1994Nga Tangata Toa, 'Te Riri'
Watershed Theatre, Dir. Colin McColl

AWARDS

2005Nomination - Best Actor in a Lead Role for 'Sione's Wedding'
NZ Screen Awards
1996Nomination - Best Actor in a Supporting Role for 'Topless Women Talk About Their Lives'
NZ Film & Television Awards

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS

2011 The Warehouse Christmas
NZ, 8 weeks

2010 The Warehouse Christmas
NZ, 6 weeks

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Highlights

FEATURE FILM

2011 Sione's 2, 'Iosefa'
South Pacific Pictures, Dir. Simon Bennett

2005Sione's Wedding, 'Iosefa'
South Pacific Pictures, Dir. Chris Graham
1996Topless Women Talk About Their Lives, 'Mike'
John Swimmer Productions, Dir. Harry Sinclair

TELEVISION

09-10 Radiradirah, 'Various'
Firehorse Films, Various directors

04-08Bro'Town: series I - III, 'Various Characters' (co-creator / writer)
Firehorse Films
99-00Shortland Street, 'Louie Iosefa' (core cast)
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
1996Topless Women Talk About Their Lives, 'Mike'
John Swimmer Productions, Dir. Harry Sinclair

THEATRE

2014 The Good Soul of Szechuan, 'Wang the Waterseller'
Auckland Theatre Company, Dir. Colin McColl
2012 A Frigate Bird Sings, 'Dejavu'
Auckland Theatre Company, Dir. Alison Quigan
2010 Tautai, 'Tupua / Constable Upenga'
Mangere Arts Centre, Dir. Oscar Knightley

2003Naked Samoans go Home, 'Ensemble'
Herald Theatre AK 03
2001Rosencrantz & Gildernstern are Dead, 'Player'
Auckland Theatre Company
1999Naked Samoans got to Hollywood, 'Ensemble'
NZ Festival Tour
1998Naked Samoans Talk About Their Lives, 'Ensemble'
NZ Festival Tour
1994Nga Tangata Toa, 'Te Riri'
Watershed Theatre, Dir. Colin McColl

Biography

Note - Shimpals voice on 'Demo' sample is the voice on the phone.

Niuen born Auckland raised Shimpal has been acting writing and directing for decades. He was was a founding member of the Naked Samoans, and creator/writer on hit series Bro'Town. Shimpal brings a youthful energy and upbeat sound.

Additional Samples

Additional Characteristics

Retail, Young Dad

Skills

  • Director
  • Full Licence
  • Writer

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