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Hello!

I'm Simon...

I am a writer-director from London. My recent short film, CONTRACTOR 014352, starring Johnny Flynn and Daniel Ings premiered at Palm Springs Shortfest before going on to win Best European Film at Brest Film Festival, Best Screenplay at the Lift-Off Global Awards and winning Grand Jury Prize at Kinematic Shorts in Russia. It since sold to Canal+ for international broadcast. My first film, THE ELEVATOR PITCH, was a finalist of Sundance London, saw me nominated for IMdB's Best New Filmmaker, and received a Vimeo Staff Pick following its online release. My next short THE PLUNGE, starring Lydia Wilson, will be released in late 2018.

My recent music videos for Johnny Flynn were described as “beautiful” by The Independent, “stunning” by Clash Magazine, and as “cathartic release” by The Sunday Times. One was described by NPR as a “...powerful statement on public perceptions in the age of fake news”.

Additionally, I have taught film-making at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London and have devised/directed several site-specific live productions which focus on interactivity and community.

My work  is wryly comedic and gently political with a unique mix of the domestic and the fantastical.

 

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