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Simon Ellis

Simon is one of the most awarded film-makers in the world, with his best known short “Soft” collecting 37 awards worldwide – including Sundance, Berlin & Palm Springs. His work featured on the best selling Cinema 16 DVD compilation with other UK shorts by Mike Leigh, Ridley Scott and Peter Greenaway.

He was voted Best New Director for 2009 by the BTAA at the Craft Awards and also won Best Young Director at the CPE Shots Awards in Cannes 2010.

His “Choose A Different Ending” campaign for the Met Police also won the inaugural Grand Prix for Good & 3 Gold’s at the Cannes Lions in the same year. His follow up campaign for the Met Police “Who Killed Deon?” was awarded 3 Silvers at the Creative Circle and 4 Silvers at the BTAA’s in 2011.

Recent credits include an anti-smoking film for PHE “Rot Roll Up” & an online campaign for the Scottish Police.

Simon is currently in development for his second feature film.