Simon is a writer and director whose work has been featured on the National Geographic Channel, A&E, TEDx, and in several festivals. A graduate of USC's Cinema School, his student film was selected to be shown at orientation to incoming cinema students.
Simon began as the assistant to director Rob Cohen, followed by jobs on independent and studio features, HBO and network television shows. His directorial feature debut this year had a sold-out premiere at Dances With Films at the TCL Chinese Theaters, followed by a distribution deal. The film stars Georgina Haig of Once Upon a Time and is now available in North America and the UK.
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PICTURE INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIP
LONG STRANGE TRIP
Created video promo for Amazon's Emmy marketing campaign. It introduces the Prime Original series Long Strange Trip about The Grateful Dead.
Wrote and directed series of spots, currently airing. 2020 Silver Telly Award winner and 2020 District ADDY winner.
PARKLAND: NEW NORMAL
Edited upcoming feature documentary on survivors of Parkland shooting. It will air
on MTV and is produced by Emmy-nominated Eddie Barbini.
JEWISH WORLD WATCH
Directed promos over the past several years for the annual Walk to End Genocide. It is part of my long-time passion for social action, working with survivors of genocide and genocide prevention.
THIS IS JUST A TEST, LLC
Lead Development Editor from 2014-2016. Edited the pilots and trailers that led to seven shows ordered to network series and earned exceptional praise from executives at Discovery, National Geographic, TLC and A&E.
Series and promo editor for the documentary television show Missing Dial. It follows a National Geographic explorer's search for his missing son in Costa Rica.