Simon
Davies

Writer for film, television and theatre

With over a decade of experience in the creative industry, working with leading theatre and television companies, Simon started writing professionally in 2014. He has been a regular collaborator with the groundbreaking theatre makers Punchdrunk since their inception in 2000 and has championed innovative storytelling techniques with companies as diverse as the British Touring Shakespeare and the BBC. 

Early adventures in filmmaking led to an official short selection at the 2006 Leeds International Film Festival (Breathe) and winning the 2005 48 Hour Film Challenge (Haunted Boneyard). After seven years developing audience engagement and digital media skills as part of the creative marketing team Simon left the BBC in March 2014 to apply those lessons to new ways of writing and telling stories. His first play, Against Captain’s Orders, a collaboration between Punchdrunk and the National Maritime Museum ran across the summer of 2015. 

In March 2016 Simon won inclusion to the BAFTA Rocliffe TV Drama Forum List for his script Eden 6. Simon recently finished his first feature script, Pariah, a neon-lit noir following a desperate mother through one very dark night and is working on his second, Substitutes, a bitter-sweet comedy about love and human resources in a near future where people outsource life’s more awkward moments. 

He is developing two television crime dramas and one genre bending confection that combines the conventions of cookery programmes with his life long obsession with murder mysteries


CV

Television

Writer 

An astronaut plagued by nightmarish visions and a scientist fleeing his past compete in a race against time that could save or doom our species.

In development

Film

Writer 

A tough inner city mum is ostracised and left with nowhere to run when she becomes the target of a ruthless matriarch and her psychotic offspring. Her only hope ­ deliver up the runaway they are hunting down. The only problem ­ the runaway is her son.



In development

Theatre

Writer 

Children's play for Punchdrunk and National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum