Originally from New Zealand, Simon is a successful Production Manager working in feature films, broadcast television and commercials, but he did not follow a traditional path to get there.
While training as an actor at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Simon worked with young people and community groups as a drama tutor. It was here that he developed his love for film and the power of storytelling. On graduation, Simon cut his teeth in the film industry as part of a film collective with a passion for positive social change.
Taking on the role of a Director/Producer, Simon worked with charities, schools and community groups to create award-winning content that was recognized nationally and internationally, including a European Medea award commendation, a Diana Award for Anti-Bullying film 'The Anti-Social Network' and a European Commission Award for Kids Content.
In 2015, Simon founded Shout Loud Casting and is currently working with Sony Interactive developing a well know successful computer game franchise into a 360 VR experience.
Simon is part of the BFI Network/BAFTA crew 2019 cohort and is currently completing an MA in Film with Raindance/De Montfort University where he is due to graduate in 2021.
As a casting director, Simon is represented in the Uk and Europe by Miles Anthony Associates, https://maa.uk.com/
and to enquire or book Simon as a Producer or Production Manager please contact Callbox - 01932 592572