Simon Dymond is an award winning Director and Screenwriter from the Midlands specialising in Music Videos, Commercials and Short Films.
Simon grew up in a tiny village in Essex that nobody has ever heard of. There was one shop and two buses a day. He moved to Nottingham in 2008 to study Fine Art and graduated in 2011 with 1st Class Honours.
Simon started out as a painter, but during his time at University discovered his passion for filmmaking. He directed dozens of short films and a micro budget feature whilst studying.
In 2011, Simon secured his first commission for Pondweed Productions, directing "Punchline" - a short film about domestic abuse filmed entirely in one take. Kevin MacDonald awarded the film 1st Place in Shooting Peoples Film Of The Month, January 2013.
Simon was placed on several training and mentoring schemes throughout 2012 including Director's UK Directors LAB and FilmWorks - a networked professional development scheme partnered with Creative England and the BFI.
In 2013, Simon wrote and directed the short film "The Grand" through Pondweed & Stella Vision Films. It premiered at Aesthetica Short Film Festival and David Mackenzie described the piece as "Smart and energised...driven by strong performances".
In 2013, he also received The Pears Short Film award, a 10k production grant to direct "Happy New Year" - a short about a confused boy who takes extreme measures to try and make himself Jewish. The film premiered at UK Jewish Film Festival later that year.
Simon has directed music videos for several artists and labels through Radar Music Videos and is currently a headhunted director on the site. He has worked with artists including Kilter (Ministry of Sound), Adem (Caroline International), DeLooze (Full Stein) & Three Girl Rhumba (I'm Not From London).