Simon is an experienced executive producer and show runner with a strong understanding of international television, delivering films and series on time and on budget. He specialises in managing large teams across all production disciplines. Dedicated, disciplined and inventive - Simon tells stories in a way that best reflects the material and keeps a mainstream audience fully excited.
Jesus: His Life - History Channel - Series Producer (Nutopia)
8 x 1hr dramatised documentary, each episode made from the point of view of a different biblical figure, all of whom played a pivotal role in Jesus’ life including Joseph, John the Baptist, Mary Mother of Jesus, Caiaphas, Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene and Peter.
Finding Jesus - CNN - Series Producer
CNN’s first foray into long form drama/doc production. This became the channel’s second highest rated series on record and comfortably beat all over cable news networks in the time slot. Filmed in an exciting range of locations from Jerusalem to Rome and New York with full drama sequences shot in Morocco. Simon produced series one and two.
The Man Who Saved the World - Ch1 Russia/PBS - Executive Producer
Drama-documentary revealing the untold story of how the actions of a single man saved the world from nuclear apocalypse. A film to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Cuban Missile.
Titanic's Final Mystery - NGCI/Smithsonian - Executive Producer
Emmy nominated feature length drama-documentary. High rating and well received, the film the reasons behind the sinking and lack of rescue of RMS Titanic, marking the centenary of the tragedy by offering a scientific explanation for the tragic loss of life.
Nazi Mega-Structures – NGCI – Series Producer
(Darlow Smithson Productions)
A returning Drama-Doc series on Hitler and his engineering projects across WW2. Subjects included the Nazi rail network, the Luftwaffe, defences in Italy and Norway as well as the Nazi Propaganda Machine.
Mugabe at 90 - BBC World - Producer
A half hour current affairs program to mark the birthday of the infamous African President, With exclusive access to the corridors of power in Harare and the first interview for the broadcaster in 15 years.