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August 2019

Monday, August 19th, 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 could be his only hope. The film shoots later this year for a release in 2020. For all the latest follow @OfficerDownFilm on Twitter and @OfficerDownMovie on Facebook!


Meanwhile, “I Am the Doorway” continues to go from strength to strength at festivals around the world, where it has so far netted a total of 7 awards, including “Best Film” at the prestigious Screamfest in Los Angeles and the Audience Award for “Best Short” at Sci-Fi London.


December 2018

Friday, December 21st, 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

2018 has been a rollercoaster year, with Simon’s latest short “I Am the Doorway”, adapted from Stephen King’s original story, making its debut on the festival circuit. The film has so far picked up 5 awards, including:

Audience Award – Sci Fi London (World Premiere)

Best Short Film – Screamfest

Outstanding Short Film – Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival

Best VFX – Spooky Empire

The H.P. Lovecraft Award – Rhode Island International Film Festival

A huge congratulations to all of the cast and crew for their hard work.

In other news, the second and final series of Simon’s web series “Horizon” was released, and can be viewed now in its entirety at, where you can also buy the film on Blu Ray or DVD.

Here’s to 2019!

May 2018

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Simon’s Stephen King adaptation “I Am the Doorway” had its world premiere in London this month at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival, where it received the Audience Award for Best Short Film!

The LA premiere has also been announced and will take place at Screamfest in Hollywood, CA in October! For all the latest festival and screening news you can follow the film on Twitter or Facebook via the links below:



March 2018

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

The official trailer for Simon’s latest project “I Am the Doorway” is now live!

Based on the short story of the same name by Stephen King, the film follows former astronaut Arthur (Simon Merrells) who now believes himself the doorway to a terrifying alien invasion and must take desperate action.

Check out the trailer below and stay tuned for all the latest screening information as the film begins its festival tour!

I AM THE DOORWAY – Official Trailer

October 2017

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Simon is currently in post-production on his adaptation of Stephen King’s “I Am the Doorway”, starring Simon Merrells (Spartacus: War of the Damned, Knightfall) and Grant Masters (Silent Witness, Secrets & Lies).

With picture locked and a fantastic original score by Luis Ascanio, just a few visual FX shots remain before the film is complete.

Look out for a trailer coming soon!


May 2017

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Simon has just wrapped production on the second and final series of “Horizon”, a science fiction web series about an alien ship arriving over the city of Bristol in the UK. The first 10 episodes are currently available to view online for free at:

The second series is due for release at the end of 2017. For the latest updates follow @horizonwebshow on twitter!

March 2017

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Simon has just wrapped shooting on his latest short, the sci-fi horror “I Am the Doorway”, based on the Stephen King story of the same name. The film shot for 6 days near Dumfries in Scotland and is currently in post-production.

Official Synopsis:

“After a journey to investigate desolate Pluto, astronaut Arthur returns home a shattered man. He sees eyes forcing their way through the skin of his hands, eyes that distort his friends and the landscape itself into monstrous visions. Believing himself the doorway to alien invasion and gruesome murder, he must take desperate action.”

IMDb page

For the latest updates you can follow the film on Facebook and Twitter.

February 2017

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Simon is currently prepping his next short film “I Am The Doorway”, based on the Stephen King short story of the same name. Production is scheduled to take place over one week in March, on location in Dumfries, Scotland. For the latest follow the film on Facebook or Twitter!

His last short “Watch Over Me” is now available in full on Youtube. A 30 minute action thriller, the film follows a lone drifter with a dark past, for whom a chance meeting offers one last shot at redemption…

Check out the trailer here.

And the film itself is here.

December 2016

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Simon is currently filming the second and final season of the award winning science fiction web series “Horizon”, which has been screening at festivals around the world throughout 2016. The first 10 episodes are still available for free at and a trailer for the new series will be live from the 18th December.

Simon is also prepping to shoot his next short, “I Am The Doorway”, a sci-fi horror from the master of the genre, Stephen King. The film will be based on his short story of the same name, which appears in the collection “Night Shift”. The film shoots in March 2017 and you can see the teaser poster below!


December 2015

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Be careful what you hunt for…

“Judas Ghost” was released in the US on December 1st via Uncork’d Entertainment and is available to buy and stream now!

Also, Simon’s latest project, the 10 part science fiction web series “Horizon”, co-produced with Hanover Pictures, is now online and available to stream via

Simon Pearce Blog


Here’s where to come for all the latest news on where Simon is, what he’s doing – and what he is shooting! Through this blog he’ll be keeping us updated on everything from the trials and tribulations of getting a film made, trying to make it as a young director, fighting for work as a freelancer, as well as keeping us abreast of all the news and information related to his latest production.

Check back regularly for updates.


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