Simon Direen is a dedicated filmmaker and welfare worker based in Melbourne, Australia. During his time studying at the Swinburne University of Technology, Simon’s previous films earned him a total of 5 awards. One of these films, the narrative short Disappear, made its world premiere at the Brooklyn Film Festival in June 2015 and received the Award of Merit in the Hollywood Best Shorts Competition in July of the same year. Simon’s work has also been shown at COMMFFEST Global Toronto and the Made In Melbourne Film Festival.
In 2017 Simon completed two nonfiction short films Voices and A Life Together. A Life Together is premiering at Melbourne International Film Festival in August 2017.