STEVEN LEWIS SIMPSON - BIOGRAPHY
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
At 22 Steven moved to Los Angeles to work for the legendary Roger Corman's Concorde Pictures. He returned to the UK in
May 1993 and 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 won best film at the Cherbourg Film Festival.
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. It received its World Premiere at
the Montreal World Film Festival 2008. He is also in post-production on 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 nine years.