Simon Pearce Biography

Simon first began making short films when he
was just 13, when he met friend and colleague
Chris Marshfield, with whom he has collaborated
closely ever since. Their first short ‘I’, went on to
be broadcast on BBC 2 in November 2004 as part
of the BBC Blast Young Film-maker’s challenge.

He took a Media Studies ‘A’ level course at
Wellsway Sixth Form college in Keynsham, Bristol,
whilst simultaneously receiving training at the ITV
Production Skills workshop, held at the ITV West
studios in Bristol. Tutored by local short film
director Paul Dudbridge, this course included
training on camera work, editing, lighting and
sound. He also attended several short film-making
workshops in Bath, run by Suited and Booted studios.

By the time he left college in 2005, he decided to go straight into work and began taking jobs wherever he could, in order to advance his skills as well as gain valuable experience and contacts in the industry. This included work as a runner, camera assistant and video assistant, where he worked on a series of Digital Shorts for South West Screen, and went on to amass credits on productions such as 2006’s “Casino Royale”, and the first season of the BBC drama series “Larkrise to Candleford.”

Eventually, he began to get work as an operator and finally an editor, as which he now works freelance. Outside of this, he continued to make his own short films, before, in early 2008, he was approached to direct his first feature length drama “SHANK.”

Other Credits

“Queen’s Mile” (Short) – Editor, Mini Productions

“River Monsters” Series 6/7/8 – Editor, Icon Films

“Britain’s Medieval Vampires” – Editor, Ch. 4/PBS

“Ben Franklin’s Bones” – Editor, PBS

“I Am Sami” (Short) – Editor, Footprint/Joka Films

“The Power of Nature” Series 2 – Editor, BBC Earth

“The One Show” Series 6-9 – Editor, Icon Films

“Judas Ghost” (Feature) –  Editor, Falling Shadows Productions Ltd.

ACF Hospitality Days – Camera/Editing Mentor, Calling the Shots Ltd.

“Ashes” (Short) – Camera Operator, Hanover Pictures

“Eye of the Storm” Franko Music Video – Camera Operator, Hanover Pictures

“Nancy” Music Video – Camera Operator, Hanover Pictures

“Trollied” B-roll/EPK – Camera Operator, Rough Cut TV

“Antarctica 2011” – Editor, Tartan Dragon Productions

Mathletics, Online Promo – Editor, 3P Learning

“Maria” (Short) – Camera Operator, Hanover Pictures

“Release” (Feature) – DP, FAQ’s Ltd/Bonne Idee Productions

August 2019

Simon is now in pre-production on his next project – the short action/thriller “Officer Down”. Set amidst a divided country, with fear and civil unrest at it’s peak, the topical and pulse-pounding film tells the story of a young British police officer, Alex Trent, who must overcome his fears and bias to save an enemy that […]

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