Simon " Spider" George

Film / TV Drama / Documentary / TVC- Director

Simon George, aka "Spider George" is a renound film maker.

 

He's an EMMY and RTS Award winning writer / director working in both television and film. He has made many large-scale drama and documentary projects for some of the biggest broadcasters in the world (National Geographic, Discovery, History, SyFy, A+E, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, MTVetc), over 100 music videos, lots of live music films and many commercials.

 

When he's not working around the globe, he's in London with his wife Emily and their young son William.

 

Simon's surperb background as a writer, editor, and producer, is recognized along with his directing credits and awards.

 

Latest News:

 

JUNE 2014: Simons' film for The Sunday Times - Forever Unqiet Film Series went live on 8th June 2014 to lots of press and hype. 

 

MARCH 2014: Simon George has just signed up to direct a large scale drama project for Discovery to be shot in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. There will be plenty of blood in this one!

 

JANUARY 2014:  Simon began pre-production work series directing a new strand for Arrow Media for Discovery ID.

 

NOVEMBER 2013: After a solid year, Simon George finally completed work on the multi million dollar 'Miracle Landing On The Hudson'. It will be premiered in the US mid 2014 on NATGeo and will continue to be broadcast in countries across the world reaching an approximate 440 million homes.

 

OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2013: Simon George won both an EMMY award in NYC and an RTS award in London for my Film 'World War 2 In Space.  

 

Credits:

 

 

FEATURE LENGTH FILMS

Miracle Landing on the Hudson

RAW (1x2 hour for National Geographic)

Director / writer / co-editor / co-producer

 

World War 2 From Space   (EMMY award winner 2013 / RTS award winner 2013) 

October Films (1 x 2 hr for History)

Director / producer / writer / designer / editor.

 

 

DRAMA / DOCUMENTARY

Paranormal Witness - The Haunting Of Mansfield House

Raw Television (1 x 1 hr for SyFy NBC)

Director / writer / co-producer / co-editor.

 

I Shouldn’t Be Alive - Avalanche

Darlow Smithson (1 x 1 hr for Discovery Animal Planet US / ITV)

Director / producer / writer / co-editor.

 

I Shouldn’t Be Alive - First Date

Darlow Smithson (1 x 1 hr for Discovery Animal Planet US / ITV)

Director / producer / writer / co-editor.

 

I Shouldn’t Be Alive - Amazon Adventure

Darlow Smithson (1 x 1 hr for Discovery Animal Planet US / ITV)

Director / producer / writer / co-editor. Filmed in the Philippines

 

I Shouldn’t Be Alive - Crashed in Costa Rica

Darlow Smithson (1 x 1 hr for Discovery Animal Planet US / ITV)

Director / producer / writer / co-editor.

 

Banged Up Abroad - Iraq

Raw Television (1 x 1 hr for Channel 5 / National Geographic US)

Director / producer co-editor.

 

The Fugitive Chronicles – Johnny France V’s The Nichols

Raw TV USA (1 x 1 hour for A+E USA).

Director, producer, writer, co-editor.

 

The Fugitive Chronicles – Bob Harrison V’s William Burkhart

Raw TV USA (1 x 1 hour for A+E USA).

Director, producer, writer, co-editor.

 

 Cold Blood 2 - Nicola Parsons

Cineflix Canada (1 x 1 hr for Canwest, Discovery and Channel 5)

Director.

 

Banged Up Abroad - Ecuador

Raw Television (1 x 1 hr for Channel 5 / National Geographic US)

Director / producer.

(Over 10x pick of the days including a full page review in the Guardian, and FIVER ‘best of the week’)

 

Banged Up Abroad – Bangladesh

Raw Television (1 x 1 hr for Channel 5 / National Geographic US)

Director / producer.

 (Over 15x pick of the days including Guardian Guide, Metro and The Mirror)

 

 

DOCUMENTARY

How We Invented The World 

Nutopia (6 x 1 hr for Discovery).

Drama Director.

 

Rude Tube

October Films (1 x 1 hr for Channel 4)

Director. Filmed presenter links, designed the stings, graphics and post-production.

 

Rude Tube 

October Films (6 x 30mins for E4)

Director.

 

The Madness of Boy George 

Spun Gold (1 x 1hr for Channel 4)

Directed, produced, co-editied and filmed.

(Over 20 ‘pick of the days’ including Heat, The Guardian, The Independent etc.

Double page spread in The Guide and The Information etc)

 

The Real Goodfella

Class Films (1 x 1hr for channel 4)

Directed, produced and filmed. Filmed in the US.

(Over 20 ‘pick of the days’ including Time Out, Radio Times, TV Times, Independent etc.

Double page spreads in The Times Knowledge and The Guide)

 

The Godfather And The Mob

Class Films (1 x 1hr for Channel 4)

Directed, produced and filmed.

 (Over 20 ‘pick of the days’ including Time Out, Radio Times, Observer ,Independent etc.

Double page spreads in The Times Knowledge and The Guide).

 

The Perfect Scary Movie

Visual Voodoo (1 x 2hr for Channel 4)

Director, editor and designer. Filmed in the US and UK.

(Over 10 pick of the days including Time out, Heat, Nuts, Guardian Guide etc)

 

X-Rated : The Sex Films They Tried To Ban

Visual Voodoo (1 1/2 hr For Channel 4)

Director, editor and graphic designer.

(8 Pick of the days including Heat, nuts etc)

 

X-Rated : The Music Videos They Tried To Ban 

Visual Voodoo (1 1/2 hr For Channel 4)

Director, editor and designer.

(21 pick of the days including: Time Out, Heat, Radio Times, The Guide, etc)

 

Fist of Zen

Monkey Kingdom (20 x 30 for MTV)

Series director. Designed format, graphics and style.

 

4Play – Dragonette Music Special

Monkey Kingdom (1 x 15 minutes for Channel 4).

Director / producer / editor.

 

The World Cup Wondergoal of All Time

October Films (1 x 2 hr for Channel 5)

Directed presenter links with Colin Murray

 

The Sex.com Story (RTS AWARD NOMINEE)

Making Time (1 hr for Channel 5)

Directed, edited, filmed and  designed.  

0ver 10 picks of the day: Time Out, Evening Standard)

 

Shaving Ryan’s Privates

Making Time (1 hr for Channel 5)

Directed, produced and edited.

(Over 10 Picks of the day including: Time Out must see).

 

Screamteam 

Making Time (10 x 1hrs for Living)

Series director. Formatted, styled and edited.

 

Confessions 

Making Time (10 x 10 mins for ITV2)

Series director.

 

Talent

Series director. 

 

 

RECENT COMMERCIALS  

Viagra – online advertising campaign.

(Specialmoves and Rapp Collins for Pfizer)

 

Cancer research - online advertising campaign.

(Specialmoves and Rapp Collins for Cancer research)

 

 

 

EDITING - LIVE MUSIC

(including)

Led Zeppelin - DVD (Mojo Award: Best DVD 2007)

Coldplay - DVD (Grammy nominated 2008)

Jet - DVD

Status Quo - DVD

The Darkness, Elbow & Jet - New Kings Of Rock And Roll (Channel4)

Snow Patrol & Funeral For A Friend - New Kings Of Rock And Roll (Channel4)

Metallica - Headliners (Channel 4)

Audioslave - Worldwide showcase performance

 

 

EDITING - BROADCAST

(including)

UK Hall Of Fame - Endemol / Channel 4

Jackass (Winterjam) - MTV Europe

Far East Mis-teeq - At It / Channel 4

Popworld Christmas - At It / Channel 4

Get Your Hits Out - Free At Last / Play UK

Replay - Money / Play UK

Roadtripping - BBC Choice / Blaze

Barefoot in the med - Free At Last / Play UK

Honkey Sausages - Radical Media / Play UK

Living the Life - September FIlms / Play UK

 

EDITING - COMMERCIALS

(including)

Pizza Hut - Radical Media

Sega - HCA

Italia Telecom - Radical Media

 

 

EDITING - MUSIC VIDEOS

(over 100 including)

Addict

Audioweb

Baz

Dub Pistols

Elastica

Hard Knox

My Dying Bride

Placebo

Rui da Silva

Stereophonics 

 

 

AWARDS

2013 EMMY winner - ‘World War 2 From Space’.

2013 RTS award winner - ‘World War 2 From Space’.

2005 Grammy nomination - ‘Coldplay Live’.

2004 RTS Award nomination - ‘The Sex.com story’

 

 

OTHER INFORMATION

March 07 - December 07  - Creative executive at Monkey Kingdom

My role was to develop, format and brand new productions.

Projects included ‘Fist of Zen’ for MTV which I took from a concept to a broadcastable pilot

and on to a 20 part series. Other projects included ‘Elton John - Me, Myself and I’ for ITV,

‘4play - Dragonette’ for Channel 4 and ‘High School Dance’ for E4.

 

March 95 – May 98 - Core member of Pig Productions.

As well as co-founding this music video company (UK’s most prolific 2 years running),

My responsibilities included directing, producing, editing and art directing music videos

and music documentaries.

 

January 93 – March 95 - Sound installation project with Brian Eno

Shown across Europe and included Time Out #1 show ‘Self – Storage’.

 

September 91 – June 94 - Degree in Fine Art @ Kingston University

First class degree in sculpture with commendation for thesis.