Simon Robson is a multi-award winning BAFTA nominated director working in visual live-action, CG and mixed-media work. Simon spent the first part of his career carving a name for himself in London, working on global campaigns for Mars, Nike, Save the Children and Adidas. During his time in London, Robson was invited to direct the animation for British documentary maker Chris Atkins’ explosive polemic Talking Liberties which was nominated for a BAFTA.
Since arriving in Sydney from the UK, Simon has created TVCs for clients including Specsavers, Telstra, Taubmans, The Iconic, Coca-Cola, MasterCard, Kmart, Mount Franklin, Kia Motors. Robson’s work has been recognized globally including winning D&AD Pencils and two Promax World Golds.
His broad experience in filmmaking has seen Robson invited as a guest speaker at renowned design and animation events around the world, including F5, OFFF and SPAA conferences.
Robson is also the director behind influential short films What Barry Says (2004) and Coalition of the Willing (2010). Both films have played at festivals the world over including the Ottawa International Animation Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival and Onedotzero. The films have picked up best short film awards at the Brooklyn International Film Festival, London Portobello Film Festival, Flickerfest, The Hamptons Film Festival and San Francisco Green Film Festival. Coalition of the Willing became part of the British Design of The Year exhibition at the London Design Museum in 2011 and lives on The Guardian’s website.