STEVEN LEWIS SIMPSON
At 18 Steven Lewis Simpson was the youngest fully qualified stockbroker and trader in Britain. Authorised to give financial advice by the three main regulatory organisations: IMRO (the banking regulator), LAUTRO and the Stock Exchange.
At 23 he shot TIES, his first feature film, which he wrote, produced, directed, edited and financed through his company Roaring Fire Films. TIES premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 1994 and (amongst other festivals) won best film at the Cherbourg Festival of British Film.
Steven then shot his first documentary TIMOR TIMOR in West Timor, Indonesia, which he co-produced with the production/sales company Pretty Pictures in Paris. He produced and co-edited the award winning surreal fairy tale, FROG from director Steven Morrison, which was broadcast on Canal + (France). He also associate produced the black comedy feature, RESURRECTING BILL.
Steven also dipped his toes into the music world with the release of two critically acclaimed albums featuring a track he collaborated on with composer/musician Future Pilot AKA. The collaboration continued with Steven directing two videos for him.
2003 saw him complete the feature, THE TICKING MAN, an action-thriller shot in Edinburgh and rural Scotland, which premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2003 and received an amazing audience response. It has since sold to numerous territories around the world. In 2004 he started shooting a thriller, RETRIBUTION, in Edinburgh, which premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2005. Some of the biggest producers in the business are pursuing the projects with a view to producing a big budget Hollywood remake based on these films.
Steven recently completed the love story/drama REZ BOMB shoot on location on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and in Nebraska. The film is unique in that it is the first universal story to be set on an American Indian Reservation. It starts Tamara Feldman, Trent Ford, Russell Means and Chris Robinson. It received its World Premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival 2008.
He has just completed a feature documentary about the Oglala Lakota called A THUNDER-BEING NATION, also shot on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. It has been filmed over the last thirteen years and is in post-production on a feature documentary Return to Timor.
Production soon commences on a feature film version of Kent Nerburn’s acclaimed novel Neither Wolf Nor Dog.
He has many other projects in development and fifteen completed feature film screenplays.