Biography 


Simon began his career writing and directing a handful of critically acclaimed short films. His first, Virus, 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, while 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 International Film Festival 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 a wide variety of television shows, including comedy/drama There She Goes starring David Tennant and Jessica Hynes about a family adjusting to life with a learning disabled child. Two series of comedy Bob Servant starring Brian Cox 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 two series of 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 work which balances 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.