Biography

Simon Blake is an award winning writer, director and producer.

Simon has produced films and music promos both in Britain and America. Winning Best Short and Best Screenplay for his film Awayday at Cinema Jove, T
he Valencia Film Festival. Awayday was broadcast on Channel 4 and was chosen by the British Council for the programme “Best of British” being screened at more than fifty festivals worldwide.

Simon wrote Heaven’s Only Daughter, a feature film for the independent film maker Philip Harder and has also written and directed a further five short films.

Simon was Artistic Director of the Theatre Company Changeinspeak between 1989 and 2002 performing at venues such as BAC and The Young Vic. He has also recently written a new stage play, Suzanne beware of the devil. The play had a successful rehearsed reading at Soho Theatre and the producers are planning to put the play on in summer/autumn 2013.

At the end of 2011 Simon directed a short film for Bridgemann Quinn Productions , The Magpie sings the blues, and its first screening took place in January and it is currently being entered for festivals.

He has just finished Principal photography and is currently editing his debut feature STILL produced by Blunt Pictures (Colette Delaney-Smith) and 011 Productions (Zorana Piggott). STILL stars Aidan Gillen, Jonathan Slinger, Elodie Yung, Amanda Mealing and Sonny Green.

Adapted from his stage play Lazarus Man, Still is a gritty and atmospheric thriller about the violent disintegration of a man and a father.




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“A deserved reputation for developing a unique style of theatre, a dynamic fusion of music, narrative and the visual” TIME OUT
“Fine passages of writing from comic patter to poetic soliloquies….Blake’s direction is inspired.”
THE TIMES
“A series of slick and clever vignettes inspired by classic pop songs….An outstanding play imaginatively written and directed by Simon Blake”
THE INDEPENDENT.