Director of television comedy, drama and commercials

Simon directed the second series of BAFTA-winning sitcom Chewing Gum, for Channel 4. Described as “magnificently filthy wit” by The Evening Standard, it was proclaimed by The Guardian to be “the future of comedy”, and was nominated for Best Scripted Comedy at the 2018 BAFTAs.

Further TV credits include Doughnuts, a half-hour single comedy for Channel 4, and the acclaimed comedy drama series Youngers, also for Channel 4, which was described by the Observer as ‘Tender, topical, truthful—a gem’.

His short film WASHDAYS won Best Film at Rushes Soho Shorts, Special Jury prize at Austin and was nominated for a British Independent Film Award.

Rue Boy, a spoken word film in five parts, directed by Simon and co-written with Calvin Demba, was broadcast by Channel 4 in their Random Acts strand and is currently in development as a series. Follwing that, Simon directed a Sky Comedy Short called Late Bloomer, written by and starring the multi-talented and multi-nippled stand-up comedian Jonny Pelham.

Simon is currently directing Sneakerhead - a sitcom starring Hugo Chegwin and Big Zuu - for Roughcut and Dave.



Writer & Director 

Rue Boy
1 x 30'
Producer Charlie Hanson
Writer Calvin Demba and Simon Neal
  • Calvin Demba
  • Mandeep Dhillon
  • The story of a one night stand that doesn't quite go to plan, in iambic pentameter. Originally broadcast as five separate chapters for Ch4's Random Acts. 

    Tantrum Films for Channel 4


  • Hugo Chegwin
  • Big Zuu
  • A hilarious and contemporary workplace sitcom set in the Peterborough branch of fictional retail chain Sports Depot.

    Roughcut for Dave
    Producer Lucy Lumsden
    Writer Jonny Pelham
  • Jonny Pelham
  • Miles Jupp
  • Harriet Kemsley
  • Comedy short about an adult virgin and the terrible advice he receives from his friends.

    Yellow Door for Sky 1
    Creator Michaela Coel
    Producer John Pocock
    Writer Michaela Coel
  • Michaela Coel
  • Robert Lonsdale
  • Danielle Walters
  • Susan Wokoma
  • The second series of the BAFTA award-winning sitcom.

    Retort for E4
    8 x 45'
    Creator Levi David Addai & Benjamin Kuffuor
    Producer Kiaran Murray-Smith
    Writer multiple writers
  • Calvin Demba
  • Ade Oyefeso
  • Shavani Seth
  • Arinze Kene
  • Series 2 of E4's comedy-drama

    Big Talk Productions for Channel 4
    1 x 30'
    Producer Toby Welch
    Writer Ishy Din
  • Adeel Akhtar
  • James Burrows
  • Anjli Mohindra
  • Wahab Sheikh
  • Short film for Channel 4's Coming Up Scheme.

    Touchpaper Television for Channel 4



  • Daniel Ings
  • Louise Ford
  • Tempers fray as a couple prepare to host a dinner party.

    Writer Adeline Dechaud & Phil Le Brun
  • Tim Downie
  • A writer struggles to find inspiration before an upcoming Christmas deadline. 

    Producer Dan Cleland
    Writer Graham Lester-George
  • Ceri Ashcroft
  • Francis Adams
  • Kieran Dooner
  • Carys Lewis
  • An eleven-year-old bunks off school, to search for a solution to his embarrassing problem. 

    Winner of Best Film at Rushes Soho Shorts; Winner of Special Jury Prize at Austin International Film Festival; Nominated for Best Short Film at the BIFAs; Official Selection at over twenty international film festivals. 

    Deeply Vale Films