SIMON HOOK - WRITER/DIRECTOR

Simon Hook

 

 

 

 

 

During his twenties Simon worked for a commercials production company as a camera-assistant on hundreds of commercials. Simultaneously he was writing and directing plays with a local youth theatre.

He then wrote and directed several award winning shorts. "KNIT YOUR OWN KARMA" won the Sci-fi shorts competition and Best British Short at Britspotting. It had the biggest theatrical release of a short since the 70s supporting Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes in UCI cinemas. (The judging panel included Ridley Scott and Terry Gilliam).

Next his micro-budget "6.6.04" won a nomination for Best British Short at the British Independent Film Awards. His earlier shorts "SAME DOG… WHITEWASHED" won the Southern Arts' David Altshul Award and "UNCLE GILBERT & THE HURLO-THRUMBO" won the audience prize at Winterthur.

His TV Directing Credits include HOLLYOAKS and RIVER CITY. He has also directed 23 episodes of the RTS award-winning "M.I.HIGH" (Kudos), across five series, more than any other director, as well as contributing an episode as writer.