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Upcoming Appearances and Projects

Santa Maria Philharmonic Society

Santa Maria Philharmonic Society

David will appear with the Santa Maria Philharmonic Society to narrate Aaron Copland's A Lincoln Portrait on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at 7:30 PM in Santa Maria, California.

The description of the event from the Santa Maria Philharmonic Society web site appears below:

Passion and power of the 2019-20 season concludes in dramatic fashion as we continue celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday with music by Verdi, Copland, and Beethoven.
Verdi’s La Forza del Destino – Overture is regarded as the finest of all Verdi’s symphonic introductions. Translated as “The Power of Fate,” the overture creates an ominous and dramatic atmosphere of the opera.
One of Copland’s most popular pieces, A Lincoln Portrait was commissioned during the beginning of World War II for a program of three new works by American composers. It is a one-movement work with narration made up of quotations which Copland collected from the speeches and letters of President Abraham Lincoln. This performance will be narrated by actor David Selby.
Beethoven’s Violin Concerto Op.61 is a work of beauty, lyricism, and depth, and in this work he broke from the earlier convention of concertos that were a display of virtuosity and technique. Soloist Roger Wilke is concertmaster of the Long Beach Symphony, and as concertmaster for legendary Hollywood composer/conductor John Williams, Wilke has served as top violinist for over 1,000 Hollywood films.
Tickets range from $45 for preferred seating, which holds seats in the front rows, to $15 for students. Seniors and military enjoy a $5 discount.

A free preconcert lecture about the program will begin prior to the performance at 6:50 PM. Tickets may be purchased online. The venue location is:

Grace Baptist Church
605 East McCoy Lane
Santa Maria, CA 93455
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The Santa Maria Philharmonic Society may be contacted by telephone at 805-925-0412. 


New Releases

Loon Lake

Loon LakeDavid's latest film project, Loon Lake, is out now on Amazon Prime Video with other video-on-demand platforms soon to follow.

From the film's press release:

Acclaimed independent filmmaker Ansel Faraj, the writer/director behind Doctor Mabuse and The Last Case of August T. Harrison, has partnered with Round Town Productions on Loon Lake, debuting exclusively on Amazon Video on September 26 from distributor Indie Rights. The folk-horror thriller, inspired by the legend of the “Witch of Loon Lake," was shot entirely on location in Minnesota.

Eager to escape the grief of a recent tragedy, Louis Olsen travels to southwest Minnesota, seeking the peace of the rural countryside. When he accidentally disturbs the grave of the small town’s alleged “witch,” what began as a peaceful reprieve unravels into a haunting nightmare from which Louis cannot escape. Weaving between past and present, truth and fiction, reality and nightmare, Loon Lake is a suspenseful and atmospheric thriller.

David Selby (Dark Shadows, Falcon Crest, The Social Network) stars in a compelling dual role as 1880’s Pastor Owen Janson, the conflicted community leader torn between temptation and righteousness, and as the Pastor’s great-grandson Emery Janson, a present-day farmer who bears the burden of his forefather’s sins. Starring opposite Selby as Louis Olsen, a man driven to the brink of madness by grief, is the film’s co-writer Nathan Wilson (Will & Liz, Doctor Mabuse). Kelly Kitko (Devil’s Domain, Halloween Pussy Trap: Kill! Kill!) portrays Mary Jane Terlinden, the villager accused of witchcraft by Pastor Janson who returns to avenge her death; and Kathryn Leigh Scott (Dark Shadows, The Great Gatsby) guest stars as Pastor Janson’s resolute wife Lena.

Click here to watch the trailer on YouTube. 

A Casualty of Indifference by David SelbyA Casualty of Indifference

A Casualty of Indifference is David's latest novel.

Drugs shatter a loving family when Mary Ellen Heater’s grandfather discovers her body while searching for cans and bottles at the local garbage dump. A tale of murder, drugs, and dirty dealing expose the terrible opioid problem crushing American families everywhere.

Mary Ellen Heater’s grandfather discovers a body while searching for cans and bottles at the local garbage dump. On closer inspection, he recognizes the body as his oldest granddaughter, Mary Ellen’s sister. It appeared to him that she had been shot twice in the head at close range. The grandfather’s discovery leaves the family shattered. Against her father’s wishes, a devastated Mary Ellen, determined to solve her sister’s murder, convinces her older brother to persuade the local kingpin of a known ‘drugs for guns’ place called “Deadend,” where her brother works, to hire her. She does not inform her brother why she wants the job, other than needing money. She does not mention her determination to gain information that will help solve her sister’s murder. Mary Ellen puts her promising singing aspirations on hold and with her grandfather’s help, she sets out on her quest to avenge her sister’s murder…which will have ramifications for the whole community.

The novel received an Honorable Mention in the General Fiction category from the 2019 Paris Book Festival.

A Casualty of Indifference is available in print and Kindle formats from Amazon. Signed copies of this book, along with other selections, are available here.

Then Again with Herbie J. Pilato

In January 2017, David joined Dark Shadows castmates Lara Parker and Kathryn Leigh Scott for an interview with Herbie J. Pilato for his classic television interview series Then Again. On July 1, 2019, the series became available through Amazon Prime Video and ShoutFactory TV. Promotional stills from the episode are posted in the Photo Gallery.

Television Guest Appearances

David Selby in Castle RockThe 2018 television season saw David making guest appearances on a couple of television series.

He reprised the role of Brubaker in a flashback in "Chapter Sixteen" of the second season of Legion on FX. David previously appeared as Brubaker in three episodes of the series' first season in 2017.

David also appeared in Hulu's Castle Rock, set in the world of Stephen King, as Josef Desjardins in an episode entitled "The Box."

Season 2 of Legion is currently available on DVD from online retailers such as Amazon.

The complete first season of Castle Rock is available to stream through Hulu as well as on Blu-ray and DVD from online retailers such as Amazon.

Back Fork

In the summer of 2017, David Selby headed to his home state of West Virginia to film a role in Back Fork. This timely film deals with the opiod crisis in Appalachia. A.J. Cook (Criminal Minds) is also attached to the project which stars and is directed by Josh Stewart (Shooter).

A premiere event was held at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Red carpet photos are on Getty Images.

The movie was released on digital platforms on Tuesday, April 9. The DVD was released on June 4 and is available from retailers such as Amazon. UK viewers can watch online here. The trailer appears below.


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Master of Dark Shadows

David is among those interviewed for the forthcoming documentary, Master of Dark Shadows: The Gothic World of Dan Curtis. Directed by David Gregory and narrated by Ian McShane, the film explores the career of Dan Curtis, who produced and created Dark Shadows and went on to direct the highly acclaimed miniseries The Winds of War and War and Remembrance. Watch the trailer below.


Master of Dark Shadows was released on April 16 and is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD from retailers such as Amazon. 

New Dark Shadows Audio Dramas from Big Finish

Dark Shadows BloodlineDavid has reprised the role of Quentin Collins in Big Finish's ongoing series of new Dark Shadows audio dramas

The latest release with David is the new Dark Shadows miniseries Bloodline which focuses on the marriage of David Collins and Amy Jennings and features the return of Dr. Julia Hoffman with Julie Newmar stepping into the role.

Episode One was released on April 4, 2019, with additional episodes to follow on Mondays and Thursdays throughout April and May. Click here for more information.




Recent Appearances and Projects

Master of Dark Shadows Premiere

Although he was initially unavailable to attend, due to a last minute change of plans, David Selby attended the premiere of the new Dark Shadows/Dan Curtis documentary on Saturday, October 20 at the LAX Westin in Los Angeles, California. Other Dark Shadows personnel on hand included John Karlen (Willie Loomis), Jerry Lacy (Rev. Trask), Malcolm Marmorstein (writer), Lara Parker (Angelique), Chris Pennock (Jeb Hawkes), Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans), and James Storm (Gerard Stiles).

Presidential Sites Summit

The White House Historical Association, a private non-profit educational organization founded by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961, hosted the Presidential Sites Summit at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, DC on August 27-30, 2018. The summit, which is held every two years, brings together leaders from presidential libraries, historic homes, and museums to share ideas and insights about their management and outreach.

The summit's opening ceremony, "A Monumental Celebration," took place at the Lincoln Memorial on Monday, August 27, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. David Selby appearedr on behalf of Ford's Theatre to deliver Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address. "A Monumental Celebration" was a free event and was open to the public.


David reunites with his Equals director and castmate for Newness, a film that centers on two young people in Los Angeles attempting to navigate the social-media-driven dating scene.

Equals director Drake Doremus helms the film. Equals star Nicholas Hoult plays Martin Hallock, and David appears as his father, Artie. Laia Costa plays Martin's love interest, Gabi Silva.

The movie is available on DVD and streaming from outlets such as Amazon.

You can also watch the trailer or rent the movie from YouTube.




In 2015, David Selby shot a role in the independent film Smartass, directed by Jena Serbu and starring Joey King as Freddie, a 15-year-old runaway. David's character is Herman.

Smartass was released digitally in September 2017. Check your cable/satellite provider's pay-per-view offerings or visit Amazon or iTunes.

For more information, visit the film's official web site and official Facebook page.