Simeon is an award winning Writer/Director based in London. Since graduating with a BA [Hons] Film & Video degree from the University for the Creative Arts, he has worked for several film companies, most recently as a founding member of Quirky Motion. Simeon's professional portfolio includes numerous music videos, documentaries and promos for which he has managed the entire production process.
After Simeon's film pitch won a UK-wide competition, Simeon wrote and directed the short film DERELICT, starring Israel Oyelumade (Pirates of the Caribbean, Dirty Pretty Things), Graham Cole (The Bill, Law & Order) and Andrew Harrison (Beyond Narnia, An Ideal Husband).
Alongside his production company has been working successfully as a freelance director. In this capacity he has made further short films including ÉLUDER, THE PROPOSAL, HUSH and THE WAY WE'RE WIRED, which have been well received on the festival circuit. He has also completed a Directorship on an ITV production with the accomplished Director Ian Knox.
Prior to his years at university, he gained experience in the TV and animation industry with companies such as Action Time and Animus. Following university he worked freelance in a number of companies including, Bermuda Shorts, Pagan TV, and IDEO.
Simeon continues to work as a freelance director.
His films have been screened at many International Film Festivals and have won various awards.
The Pitch Winner 2009-2010
A National pitching competition based at Pinewood Studios judged by David Suchet (Poirot), Nick Park (Wallace & Gromit), Nev Pierce (Editor at large for Empire), Anna Cox (BBC documentary) & Martin Kiszko (Land of the Eagle, The Uninvited). The film DERELICT was viewed and mentored by various Hollywood producers, writers & actors.
Official Selection and Distribution include the following festivals:
Shanghai International Film Festival, China. Singapore International Film Festival, Singapore. Cannes Short Film Corner, France. Macau International Movie Festival, China. Other Venice Film Festival - LA, USA. Asians on Film Festival - LA, USA. WildSound Film Festival - Toronto, Canada. WeLike'EmShort - Oregon, USA. Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland. Viewster Film Festival, USA. Salento Finibus Terrae Film Festival, Italy. Enfoque, International Film Festival - Puerto Rico. Marbella International Film Festival - Spain. Stepping Stones Festival - Bengaluru, India. WorldKids International Film Festival - India. Comedy Cluj - International Film Festival, Romania. Whatashort International Film Festival, India. Västerås Film Festival, Sweden. Shorts on Tap - London, UK. London Rolling Film Festival, UK. Ozark Shorts, Missouri, USA. MyProjectorLamps Short Film Contest, Florida, USA. The co-operative Film Festival - UK. Penine International Film Festival - UK. Userfarm Film Festival - EU. Wiper, New York, USA. All Lights India International Film Festival. Frame by Sound Festival, Dominican Republic. Fanboy Film Festival, USA. Vents Magazine Screenplay Contest, Santo Domingo. 50 Kisses Feature Script Segment Competition (long list), UK.
IDEA Bronze Award
IDSA and BusinessWeek, 2009