Simon is a director of television comedy, drama and commercials.
He directed the second series of Chewing Gum for Channel 4. Described as ‘magnificently filthy wit’ by The Evening Standard, it was proclaimed by The Guardian to be ‘the future of comedy’, and was nominated for Best Scripted Comedy at the 2018 BAFTAs.
Further TV credits include Doughnuts, a single comedy for Channel 4, and the acclaimed comedy drama series Youngers, also for Channel 4, which was described by the Observer as ‘Tender, topical, truthful—a gem’.
Simon cut his teeth making trailers and channel idents for the BBC. This led to work in commercials via a charity film for Cancer Research UK, which won Best New Director at the British Television Advertising Awards and a Cannes Lion. Since then he’s created an extensive portfolio of advertising work for some of the world’s leading brands.
His short film Washdays won Best Film at Rushes Soho Shorts, Special Jury prize at Austin and was nominated for a British Independent Film Award.
Rue Boy, a spoken word film in five parts, was broadcast by Channel 4 in their Random Acts strand and is currently in development as a series.
Simon’s latest work for television is a Sky Comedy Short called Late Bloomer, written by and starring the multi-talented and multi-nippled comedian Jonny Pelham.