Biography 


Simon began his career writing and directing a handful of critically acclaimed short films including thriller Virus, which screened at more than 50 international film festivals, picking up a clutch of awards along the way. The comedy Tumshie McFadgen’s Bid for Ultimate Bliss, won the BAFTA Scotland award for best short film, and Meat the Campbells, a grisly comedy for kids, was Scotland’s first green screen film.

 

Next Simon wrote and directed the dark thriller Senseless. It premiered at Sitges and went on to be nominated for Best British Feature at Raindance. Around that time he also directed the award winning documentary Arts: The Catalyst.

 

Since then Simon has directed television shows. They include two series of comedy Bob Servant starring Brian Cox, Alex Norton and Daniella Nardini for BBC4, the first series of Two Doors Down starring Arabella Weir and Doon Mackichan for BBC2, the first series of Hat Trick Productions You, Me & Them starring Anthony Head, Eve Myles and Lindsay Duncan and the brand new kids adventure series Teacup Travels starring Gemma Jones. He has also directed shows for Zodiak/RDF, Kudos and Nickelodeon.

 

Simon strongly believes in creating audience-orientated films, which balance intelligence, an entertaining narrative, and an innovative, contemporary visual approach. He is currently developing feature and television ideas including a number of horror, comedy and crime projects. He is represented in London by Ed Hughes at Linda Seifert Management, and in the US by Ashley Berns at Circle of Confusion.