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Agent: Edward Hughes

After writing and directing a host of commercials and award-winning short films – including Tumshie McFadgen’s Bid For Ultimate Bliss, which won him a Scottish BAFTA – Simon Hynd moved into features and television.

He wrote and directed the thriller feature Senseless for Matador Pictures, Circle of Confusion & Plum Films and he currently has a number of features in development.

In TV, Simon has worked across genres; he has directed popular kids’ TV shows such as Half Moon Investigations and Kudos’s M.I High for C BBC, and Nickelodeon’s Summer in Transylvania.

For TV comedy, Simon directed episodes of the BBC4 show Bob Servant Independent, starring Brian Cox, and the first series of You, Me and Them, Gold’s first original UK sitcom commission. 

Television:

TEACUP TRAVELS 2 Plum Films/C BBC

15 episodes of pre-school series starring Gemma Jones.
(director)

GARY: TANK COMMANDER ELECTION SPECIAL BBC Scotland

Comedy special starring Greg McHugh.
Nominated for Best Features/Factual Entertainment at the 2016 BAFTA Scotland Awards

TWO DOORS DOWN – BBC

Comedy series starring Doon Mackichan and Arabella Wier.
Nominated for Best Comedy/Entertainment at the 2016 BAFTA Scotland Awards

BOB SERVANT INDEPENDENT 2 – BBC 4

Political comedy series starring Brian Cox.
Winner of the RTS Scotland Award for Best Comedy (2015)
(Director)

YOU, ME & THEM – Hat Trick Productions/UK Gold

Comedy series starring Anthony Head, Eve Miles and Lindsay Duncan.
(Director)

BOB SERVANT INDEPENDENT – BBC 4

Three episodes of political comedy series starring Brian Cox.
(Director)

M.I. HIGH – Kudos Productions / CBBC

Episodes of series six of the hit CBBC show.
(Director)

BLUE HAVEN – Kudos Brown Eyed Boy Scotland / BBC Scotland

Supernatural comedy pilot.
(Director)

DANI’S HOUSE – The Foundation/ BBC

Episodes for series four and five of the popular children’s series.
(Director)

ALEXANDER & PETE – Telegael Teoranta

Children’s TV show pilot.
(Director)

Summer in Transylvania – Nickelodeon/Foundation

Two blocks of the children’s series.
(Director)

HALF MOON INVESTIGATIONS – CBBC

Three episodes of the children’s series.
(Director)

UNCLE MAX – Little Bird Productions / CBBC

Children’s series starring David Schneider.
(Director)

Feature Films:

TWO WAY SPLIT – Plum Films / Scala Productions / Creative Scotland

UK set crime thriller based on the novel by Allan Guthrie.
Co-written with Allan Guthrie.
(in development)
(Writer & Director)

SENSELESS – Matador Pictures / Circle Of Confusion / Plum Films

Psychological horror movie based on the novel by Stona Fitch.
Starring Jason Behr.
Nominated for Best UK Feature Award at Raindance Film Festival 2008.
(Writer & Director)

Short Films:

MEAT THE CAMPBELLS – Tartan Smalls

Children’s horror short
(Co-Writer & Director)

TUMSHIE MCFADGEN’S BID FOR ULTIMATE BLISS – Tartan Shorts

Comedy about a man obsessed with achieving the ultimate thrill
Award: Best Short Film, Scottish BAFTA 2004
Award: Audience Award, Blue Room 2004
(Writer & Director)

THE HOST

Paranoid drama
Shortlisted: Best Scottish Short Film, Jim Poole Award 2004
Award: Best Fiction, Scottish Students On Screen 2004
Award: Audience Award, Scottish Students On Screen 2004
(Writer & Director)

VIRUS

Horror thriller
Shortlisted: Best Scottish Short Film, Jim Poole Award 2003
Shortlisted: New Scottish Filmmakers Award 2004
Shortlisted: Best European Short Film, Leuven Kort (Belgium) 2003
Highly commended, TCM Classic Shorts Competition 2002
Award: Best International Short Film, 5th I.M.I.F.M. (Greece) 2003
(Writer & Director)

Documentaries:

ARTS: THE CATALYST

Documentary charting the achievements of the Craigmillar Festival Society
Award: Saltire Society Award for Short Scottish Documentary at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2005
(Director)

Commercials:

TRAVEL counsellors 

 

OVERGATE

 

SCOTTISH LEADER: THE KISS

 

SCOTTISH SLIMMERS: CONFIDENCE

 

RUGBY UNION: HEINEKEN CUP 2005

 

NERD (North East Really Delivers)

 

NORTHERN ROCK

 

SEMI-CHEM

 

THE UNSEEN SPIKE MILLIGAN – Channel 4

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