Simon is one of the most respected names in the film sales industry. Founder of Velvet Octopus and formerly Head of Sales at Mel Gibson’s Icon Entertainment International and Capitol Films (Gabor Csupo’s The Secret Of Moonacre, Sony’s Legion, George Clooney’s Sand and Sorrow, Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ). Simon has a wealth of experience in the International sales, production and distribution business.
In November 2008 Simon decided to go solo and formed SC Films International with financier Matthew Joynes. SC Films is an international sales and production company with recent titles including: Monkey King: Hero is Back (No.1 Chinese animation film of all time: $155,000,000 BO), The Reef animation franchise, Yellowbird from TeamTo, and cult hit Cockneys Vs Zombies.
Simon is currently Chairman of Film Export UK.