Bruce Lyons is a writer, director, actor and artist/composer.
Born and raised in Toronto, Bruce Lyons cut short his pursuit of a degree in philosophy at McGill and the University of Toronto to study acting at the Stella Adler Theatre Conservatory in New York. On leaving Stella’s he did an in-depth study of Jung’s depth psychology that lasted 6 years. Bruce was the first actor to take over the role of LEE from John Malkovich in Sam Shepard’s iconic play True West in April, 1983 in New York City. He left True West to do a film in New York called “Model Behavior” with Richard Bekins, Cindy Harrell, Anne Marie Howard and Antonio Fargas. He traveled to New Zealand in April 1985 with his wife, Kely, while the script of The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey was being written by Kely and Vincent Ward. At that time he became interested in Temple Design and the role of Sacred Geometry in human anatomical construction. Bruce returned to New Zealand to play the role of Connor in The Navigator in 1987. The film was accepted at the Cannes Film Festival in May, 1988. Bruce describes the festival as inimitable. Bruce and Kely traveled to Chartres Cathedral after the festival. For Bruce that was a key turning point in his life. He considers it the most enlightening interior of any building on earth. He then resumed the work on geometry which involved an in-depth look at the ancient civilization of Egypt. This work extended to the very ancient Pyramid Texts. He returned to film in 2008 and at that time was introduced to Steinberg’s music production program known as Cubase. Bruce has since composed a number of electronic/symphonic pieces, the latest finished in October, 2013 called Refugees Face Danger. He wants to attempt a symphony that makes use of all the world’s indigenous instruments accompanying the Germanic-based orchestra. He finds what is common among men to be more interesting than what sends us off to war. You can listen to his music by visiting https://soundcloud.com/bruce-lyons
Bruce is an avid ocean lover and finds the Los Angeles beaches to be a real bonus in his life. He is hoping he can manage to find a way to sail around the world as the inspiration for the World Symphony mentioned above.
His first film, a half-hour drama for CBC titled “Believe It”, premiered at the 2009 Atlantic Film Festival. Bruce and his company Truce Films are currently developing a feature, “Love & Justice”, where music helps to reunite a community traumatized by the tragic death of a young woman.