Simon Rumley

Red White & Blue has its World premiere at the prestigious Rotterdam International Film Festival followed by its North American premiere at SXSW, receiving unanimously positive reviews and invites to play around the world.
Red White & Blue also plays Boston Underground Film Festival where it picks up Best Feature.
Signed to ICM agency in the US, sharing an agent with Brett Easton Elliss, Neil La Bute and Rob Zombie amongst others.
Red White & Blue shot on location in and around Austin, Texas over the summer. Starring the Noah Taylor, Marc Senter and Amanda Fuller, the film returned to London for post-production.
Signed to US management company, Adam Goldworm’s Aperture Entertainment.
Wrote the first draft of the screenplay that will become Red White & Blue.
Also wrote To Love and Be Loved.
Teams up with cult British fantasy/horror directors Sean Hogan and Andrew Parkinson to write, produce and direct a psycho-sexual horror anthology Little Deaths.
Rumley’s segment is called Bitch.
Rumley teams with Fidelity Films to develop the concept for the film Stranger, about an American venture capitalist who witnesses a murder in China. Part of the development includes a month long research trip to Shanghai.
The Living And The Dead premieres in Rotterdam to great critical acclaim and goes on to play over 40 festivals worldwide, winning 15 awards including Best Film and Best Director at Austin’s FantasticFest and Special Jury Mention at Sitges.
Imagination Worldwide pick up the film for international sales and go on to sell it to over 26 territories.
The Handyman also heads out on the festival circuit where it wins a handful of prizes including Best Short Film at the world’s largest and most established genre festival, Sitges.
The Living and The Dead premieres at one of the prestigious Rotterdam International Film Festival to sell out houses and critical acclaim.
Signed to US Management company – Reel World Management. Pre-production on The Living In The Home of the Dead. Shot The Living and The Dead starring one of the UK’s most popular character actors, Roger Lloyd Pack.
Directed Thomas Beach’s The Handyman, winner of the inaugural British Short Screenplay Competition (as judged by film luminaries such as Michael Kuhn, Nik Powell, Steve Wooley, Natascha Wharton). Starring Greta Scacchi and Bill Sage, the film was shot on location in Woodstock, Vermont, USA.
Shot Anatomy of Grief (experimental dv film about a woman coming to terms with the loss of her husband) pilot for the Film Council’s New Cinema Fund. Also wrote Church of the Second Son (Dead Poet’s Society meets the Omen in a film about bullying mind games and Satanism). Invited onto the Script Factory’s writers’ group.
Club Le Monde was released by Screen Projex through UGC Cinemas. Invited to Tuscany, Italy to participate in the Moonstone Writing Course – a course designed to hone completed feature scripts – in this case, My Mate Charles, a multi-generational ensemble film about the highs and lows of cocaine consumption. Also wrote The Living In The Home of the Dead – a psychological horror film subsequently picked up by Nick O’Hagan (Pandaemonium, Young Adam)
The Truth Game was released through the BFI at London’s prestigious National Film Theatre and later on video/dvd by Third Millenium.
Strong Language was released through the BFI at London’s prestigious National Film Theatre and later on video/dvd by Third Millenium. Also shot Club Le Monde.
Wrote, produced and directed The Truth Game.
Invited to Gmunden, Austria by the European Film Academy as part of their annual ‘A Month in the Country’ – a meeting place for Europe’s most promising young film-makers. Was also nominated for ‘Most Talented Newcomer’ and ‘Best Achievement in Production’ at the inaugural British Independent Film Awards.
Finished Strong Language and secured a sales agent – Stranger than Fiction – in Cannes.
Wrote, produced and directed Strong Language. Laughter was nominated for the ICA’s annual Dick Award and came runner-up.
Started signing on and writing feature scripts, including Club Le Monde. Shot Phew. Invited onto the Carlton Television Writing Course – a course for the country’s most promising young writers.
Worked as production assistant and then production manager at Scott Riseman Lipsey Meade, a corporate video production company specialising in inflight entertainment. Shot Laughter and Insanity.
Entered the industry as a runner at London’s leading post-production facility Molinare. Shot Smiles.

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