Having graduated from film school with several short films under his belt Simon began his career as a commercials director winning the advertising industries prestigious D&AD award with his first TV spot and receiving various ‘Best Newcomer’ awards. Whilst working on numerous international advertising campaigns he directed several documentary/dramas for television and wrote, produced and directed two independent short films, both of which gained cinema releases alongside theatrical feature films.
His cinematic shorts and commercials work led to him being offered his first feature film ‘Blessed’ starring Heather Graham, James Purefoy and Andy Serkis. Simon has since gone on to direct a further six feature films, collaborating with high profile talent in front and behind the camera.
He recently directed his first theatrical play ‘The Two Faces of Agent Lacey’ which ran in London's West End and has just completed post production on his latest feature film ‘Steel Country’, produced by Gareth Ellis Unwin and starring Andrew Scott, Denise Gough and Bronagh Waugh.
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When a young boy goes missing in a sleepy backwoods town, a local sanitation truck driver, Donald, plays detective, embarking on a precarious and obsessive investigation. (Andrew Scott, Denise Gough, Bronagh Waugh)
GOD THE FATHER
This film tells the true story of the young and charismatic made member of the Columbo crime family Michael Franzese. Son of legendary Mafia underboss Sonny Franzese, Michael rose quickly to the position of Capo (Captain) in ‘family’ during the 1980‘s-90‘s and achieved the status of the youngest, richest Mafia boss ever lived. Fortune Magazine listed Franzese as number 18 on its list of the “Fifty Most Wealthy and Powerful Mafia Bosses”. According to a Federal report, Franzese made more money for the Columbo crime family than anyone since Chicago outfit boss Al Capone.
The film witnesses Michael’s rise to fame and fortune that eventually led him to doing something no member of the legendary and secretive world of La Cosa Nostra has ever done, a decision to walk away from the mob. An act thought impossible, the film exposes the reasons for his resignation, refusal to inform on his associates and rejection of entering the safety of the witness protection program, even though his decision to leave ‘the life’ and organized crime was in effect suicide.
Still alive today we witness Michaels transformation from a fully fledged Mafia made man to a man of faith and travel on his truly extra ordinary road to redemption.
This feature length documentary/drama was photographed by the legendary cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond (Deer Hunter, Close Encounters, Deliverance)
MALICE IN WONDERLAND
When beautiful American law student Alice (Maggie Grace) is knocked down by a black cab on a deserted London street its just the start of her problems. Miles from home and relentlessly pursued by a shadowy group intent on taking her captive, she begins a dark and dangerous journey through a violent underworld full of gangsters, geezers, pimps and prostitutes. With only enigmatic cab driver Whitey (Danny Dyer) to guide her, she soon finds that the only way out is to fight for her freedom. As both fists and bullets begin to fly, Whitey and Alice soon find that in a world where nothing is as it seems, their only hope is to turn the tables on those who want to hunt them down.
Cast: Maggie Grace, Danny Dyer
Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in this bone-chilling, action-packed thriller as Anthony Lowe, a down-and-out detective addicted to heroine whose days always seem to go from bad to worse. Lowe is coming off of a drug deal, in which two officers were killed, and the primary villain, the drugs, the money and the surveillance tapes are still at large. He is also dealing with his wife, who has just informed him that she is pregnant – but the child is not his. After a gunfight in which Lowe comes very close to death, he falls into a coma. While on the road to recovery, Lowe finds himself in a very personal battle to make amends with his kidnapped wife and to take revenge on his assailant once and for all!
Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Stephen Rea
‘The strangest looking clouds you ever saw started to form soon after they got the thing rolling’
Eyewitness report Bangor Daily News July 24 1953
‘Cloudbuster’ is based on true life story of Austrian born scientist by the name of Wilhelm Reich. Set in Maine USA in 1956 the story focuses on the re-enactment of a twenty four our period, where Reich claimed he could make rain for some blueberry farmers who’s crops were caught in the grip of a persistent drought. Reich had constructed a rain making machine he called, ‘The Cloudbuster’. This event was also a crucial one in Reich’s controversial, scientific, life which led to his ideas being scrutinized and punished with incarceration by American Government.
CAST: Geoffrey Banks, Tom Watson
Gavin (John Thomson) is about to end it all from a rooftop when he is interrupted by an old man. He is soon joined by what appear to be other likeminded jumpers on nearby roof tops who all bizarrely begin to argue and bicker amongst themselves, clearly uninterested in Gavin’s plight. What Gavin is about to learn is that there are rules even in death.
Cast: John Thompson, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Andy, Serkis, Lorraine Ashbourne, Lee Ross & Freddie ‘Parrot Face’ Davies.