Simon Burrill’s very distinctive directorial style has given him a high profile in commercial and artistic circles; his understanding of the tools of filmmaking, and his ability to use them in unique and innovative ways, have enabled him to deliver many inspiring works.
Simon was one of the first film directors to work with Beattie McGuinness Bungay, and has also been commissioned for a variety of projects in the arts; he has delivered work for Warp Films, the BBC, Film London, BFI Southbank, Tate Modern, Tate Britain. He is a proven pioneer of experimental image making, and many of his moving-image pieces have been awarded prizes. He has also written and directed several award-winning short films.
Simon’s filmmaking has been shaped by his very thorough knowledge of contemporary art and culture, and by his ability to engage in a critical analysis of the issues involved in image making. He has produced a body of work that is very relevant to its subject matter, and attracts a high level of engagement from his audience. He has lectured at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, and has also worked as a filmmaker in residence at The Hospital Club.