Simon, Writer

I’m a Melbourne writer telling stories steeped in the joy of genre. Working in science fiction, horror and comedy, I use tropes of the fantastic to blow up our social anxieties. Living with with cystic fibrosis, I’m driven to represent the marginalised in dangerously fun stories audiences will love.

Here’s a list of the highlights of my writing.

  • .org (2016) Writer
    NOMINATED FOR BEST SCREENPLAY at the Oregon Film Festival 2017
  • The Adventures of Freddo (2010-2011) Writer
    IAB AWARD WINNING animated online interactive children’s series; Produced by Publicis Mojo for Cadbury – 500,000+ views
  • BULLET: A Superhero Comedy (2011-2012) Writer, Producer
    SELL OUT Superhero comedy theatre; Directed by Ben McEwing; Produced by The X Gene for Melbourne Fringe Festival & Melbourne International Comedy Festival
  • The Crabs! (2015) Writer
    Published short story on Snap Literary Journal
  • Bullet/Outta Ammo (2015) Producer, Writer
    FINALIST animated comedy feature film; for Open Channel’s Short and Sharp Pitching Contest
  • The Darkness (2015) Producer, Writer
    OFFICIAL SELECTION The Other Film Festival; Horror scifi short film; Directed by Paul Khoury; Produced by The X Gene
  • ABC Ramp Up Articles (2011-2012) Writer
    Series of articles and satire about living and working with a disability; Produced for Stella Young’s RampUp on ABC.net.au
  • The Punch Articles (2011-2012) Writer
    Series of opinion pieces and satire about Australian news and politics; Produced for NewsCorp
  • Shifters (2015) Showrunner, Story Editor
    Scifi young adult web series (Aus/US); Produced by New Golden Age
  • Attitude Foundation Articles (2015) Writer
    Series of articles about living and working with a disability; Produced for former Human Rights Commissioner Graeme Innes’ Attitude Foundation
  • Ginaforpm.org.au (2013) Writer
    Satirical political website; Produced by Charles Firth (The Chaser) for Manic Studios
  • The Nervous Breakdown Articles (2011) Writer
    Series of articles about arts, culture and social commentary (US); produced for TheNervousBreakdown.com
  • Spin (2007) Writer, Director
    Spec TVC: Produced by Green Rabbit for Mitsubishi’s ‘Better’ competition
  • The White Room (2007) Co-Director, Performer, Co-Writer
    OFFICIAL SELECTION arthouse short film; for Melbourne Underground Film Festival
  • Versus Fitness (2015) Writer, Director
    Live action web commercial: Produced by The X Gene for Versus Fitness
  • 2P Powerup (2014) Writer, Producer
    3D 8bit animated PSA; Produced by The X Gene for Deakin, Swinburne, Monash, Curtin, Federation, LaTrobe, Newcastle Universities