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Simon studied Animation at Farnham, and, more recently, was awarded an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University.
He set up Honeycomb Animation with Sara Bor and has been involved in children’s television since the mid 1980s.
As a writer, Simon has co-written and created several shows including Milkshake’s ‘Funky Valley’. As a director and producer, he has been responsible for several half-hour specials and over 20 animated series including multi-award-winning ‘Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids’ and ‘Wolves, Witches and Giants’.
Simon’s book of prints, ‘Cambridge Lost in Time’, is available on Amazon, along with ‘Red Riding Hood’s Phone’, an updated version of the traditional tale.
CMC @LBF 2019: The Gruffalo 20th Anniversary – from Book to Global Brand
Moderator Juliet Matthews (Harper Collins Children’s Books) Speakers Nick Hall (Boxine) Belinda Ioni Rasmussen (Macmillan Children’s Books) Toby Mitchell (Tall Stories) Michael Rose (Magic Light Pictures) Daryl Shute (Magic Light Pictures) Takeaways Axel’s challenge was to create a monster that was frightening but not terrifying. Michael Rose wanted to…
CMC @LBF: Changes and Challenges Confronting Licensing
Moderator Tim Collins (The Brand Director) Speakers Susan Bolsover (Penguin Random House) Trudi Hayward (Trudi Hayward Licensing) Ashley Holman (Riverside Brands) Takeaways Peppa Pig took three years to work. A property has to work in six weeks now. Live and experiencial events bring consumers into a dedicated space with…
CMC @LBF 2019: The Future of Toys
Moderator Tim Collins (The Brand Director) Speakers Sam Ferguson (Jazwares) Yesmin Kunter (Consultant) Billy Langsworthy (Mojo Nation) Richard North (Wow! Stuff) Takeaways Video games can be amazing but it depends how the child is playing, why they are playing and how they are playing. In five years the toy…
CMC @LBF 2019: Experiencing the Story
Moderator Tim Patterson (T1M Consult) Speakers Joshua Davidson (Night Zookeeper) Alexander Parker (Selladoor) Alison Warner (Technicolor) Jenny Worton (Roald Dahl Story Company) Takeaways The Deep goes from comic book to global success. Children can contribute their own creatures to The Night Zookeeper Elma the Patchwork Elephant follows Roald Dahl…
CMC @LBF 2019: Knowing your consumer – Does the Future look Bright
Moderator Mara Alperin (Wonderbly) Speakers Sam Clough (SuperAwesome) Jelena Stosic (Kids Industries) Duncan Shearer (Seymour Distribution) Nick Richardson (The Insights People) Takeaways Kids have a sense of regret that what we have now will go, but they see the future as bright. How many words are needed before a game becomes…