Directors | Simon Hunter
Simon Hunter started his career at the legendary London production house, Infinity Productions. Shortly after arriving there he completed his first commercial which was a clever take on Sony Playstation’s ‘DOUBLE LIFE’ for The Lothian Health Board. Entitled ‘POWER OF EXPERIENCE’ it was conceived by The Union Advertising Agency in Edinburgh.
At the Cannes advertising festival in 2001 Simon’s debut feature film LIGHTHOUSE attracted the eye of Bob Isherwood, the creative director of Saatchi and Saatchi. Isherwood selected Hunter for the New Directors Showcase. This prestigious honour is awarded to the twenty-five most promising directors in the world. Isherwood greatly admired LIGHTHOUSE, saying, “Just a f ew films demonstrate so clearly how tension gets attention. The tension is dynamic.”
Whilst directing commercials Simon started to specialise in visually arresting and emotive storytelling. Simon was then approached by American producer of “THE CROW and JUDGE DREAD” Edward R. Pressman to direct the stunningly visual steampunk sci-fi movie “MUTANT CHRONICLES.” The production process involved over 2000 visual effects shots, a British record, and take nearly two years to complete.
Simon is represented by the United Talent Agency in Los Angeles for feature films and television.