About Simon Dymond

Simon Dymond

Simon is a Director looking to enhance production on a short drama titled “Guarantees”. With a background in Fine Art, Simon is a self taught film maker with a concentrated interest in character driven work. After having worked independently for 5 years, Simon is planning to develop a more unified understanding and knowledge of the industry through the partnership and support of the FilmWorks initiative. For Simon, film is the ultimate art form only made possible by it’s requirement for collaboration. Understanding and utilizing this essential aspect of film production is a core belief that underscores Simon’s work. By submerging himself into an environment rich with creative individuals, it is Simon’s hope to uncover and nurture working relationships with those involved for years to come.

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2 Months Later…

So, it’s now been 2 months since FilmWorks officially finished. It’s been a long journey and I’m sure it’s not going to get any easier, however I’m happy to say that the program has had a strong, positive impact on my work and professional practice. I am currently working with a producer from the program to develop a new short film over the next few months. I’ll be using this space to document our progress … Continue reading

2013

Hey All, Seen as it’s the new year, I thought I would get some old work online. “Punchline” is a short film I directed back in winter 2011, and is now in competition in Shooting People’s Film of the month. Would really appreciate some feedback (and a vote if you’re on shooters). Let me know what you think. https://shootingpeople.org/watch/106152/punchline Happy New Year Simon

FilmWorks Epilogue

Now that Filmworks has been and gone, I wanted to take the time to look back at the last 3 months and see where I stand now. Firstly, I couldn’t imagine where I would be if I hadn’t taken part in the scheme. The whole program has changed my outlook on the film industry for the better, and I now feel vastly more equipped to approach the next few projects. I entered this program with … Continue reading

Selling the sizzle…

I have been dancing around the idea of creating a mood reel/rip reel/sizzle reel for a while now, after having seen Joe Carnahan’s rendition of an unfortunately unproduced 70’s remake of Daredevel – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92cVd9HalHs but it wasn’t until filmworks that I finally decided to get my arse into gear. Unfortunately, I don’t quite have the archive nor the patience to scan thousands of films looking for the perfect shots to get across what I wanted, … Continue reading

The first session…

Never use the term “Drama” in a pitch. Probably the most unusual yet essential insight into pitching that was covered during the first session of FilmWorks. Something about that statement stuck with me since I’d been calling my own project just that since it’s beginning. But what does it mean? I’m fully aware that sometimes as a writer/director it’s easy to forget what the film industry actually is – a business. If your story doesn’t … Continue reading