Simon Tarr Plus

Columbia, SC

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Simon Tarr made his first movie at the age of eight. The strip of film was fashioned from sandwich bags taped together, with spaceships drawn on it. The projector was a shoebox with a lamp in it, the lens was a magnifying glass on the end of a toilet paper tube. The film premiered on the wall of his bedroom, where the film melted after a few seconds.

Since then, Simon Tarr’s films have been screened on every continent (yes, even Antarctica) in hundreds of film festivals. His prior eleven films are available on DVD from Netflix and Amazon, and as digital downloads from He has performed his live VJ shows from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo and everywhere in between.

Tarr teaches art at the University of South Carolina. He lives in Columbia, SC with his wife Jen, their son Caspar, and a pair of very dumb dogs.

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