Stephen Michael Simon is a director, cinematographer and award-winning editor based in Brooklyn, New York.
After graduating from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Stephen produced content for MTV and Nylon Magazine. In 2014, he turned his sights to freelance and following his more creative endeavors in the form of directing, cinematography and editing.
Since then, his edit credits include Viceland’s third season for 2 Chainz’s television show, “Most Expensivest”, feature narrative “I’ll See You Around” (premiering at LA’s Latino International Film Festival Summer 2019), short film “The Big Break” (feat. David Arquette & Thomas Cocquerel and premiered on Vice), short documentary “Refuge" (officially selected to 19 film festivals and winner of “Best Documentary Short” at the Oxford Film Festival, the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, & Santa Barbara International Film Festival, as well as “Humanitarian Outstanding Achievement Award” at IndieFest), VMA-nominated Selena Gomez ft. Kygo “It Ain’t Me” music video, "Janice & Jeffrey” (web series for IFC.com), and the award-winning feature documentary "Finding Kim”.
Most recently, he edited the new campaign commercials for LensCrafters with director Matthew Kazuo Firpo (Marvel's "The Eternals" writer) and director of photography Adam Newport-Berra (HBO's "Euphoria" Cinematographer) under Ridley Scott's production company, RSA, as well as a full commercial campaign for Broadway's revival of "West Side Story" under Scott Rudin's production company.
Stephen's cinematography credits include feature documentary “Brainiac” (SXSW 2019 premiere and a nationwide theatrical release), short horror film “Rick & Ruby” (Summer 2019 premiere at Atlanta Underground Festival & LA Screamfest), a five-state digital campaign production for Dell, digital commercial for the Grammy award-winning group Sugarland, and Mosss’ music video “Here If You Want (Pale Blue)” (18,000,000+ plays on Spotify).
Stephen also directed music videos for artists including Wilsen, ADI and Gracie & Rachel.
Although he juggles his talents in many avenues of the film industry, one thing rings true - Stephen wants bring a bold, unique, polished story to viewers everywhere.
Moving the human spirit is his most important goal.
Collaborators include: Scott Rudin Productions, RSA, Prophets, Vice, Viceland, Google, Netflix, Dell, Condé Nast, Viacom, Mustache, Google, Neutrogena, IFC, John Varvatos, Stuart Weitzman, White House Black Market, Easy Spirit, Equinox, Tidal, Kodak, KLM Airlines, Tinder, Cirque Du Soleil, Spike DDB, Unicef, World Wildlife Fund, Dreambear, Ghost Robot, LADBible, Magna Carta, Fictionless, Bindery, Human, Scheme Engine.
Notable talent includes: Drew Barrymore, Drake, Kygo, Selena Gomez, Alicia Keys, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, 2 Chainz, Steve Coogan, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Aubrey Plaza, Ken Marino, Lena Dunham, Bryan Cranston, Adam Driver, Anne Hathaway, Armie Hammer, Andy Samberg, Andre Iguodala, Baauer, Steve Aoki, Big Sean, Yo Gotti, Snoop Dogg, Hanson, Sugarland, My Chemical Romance, Avril Lavigne, No Doubt, St. Vincent, Matt & Kim, Tegan and Sara, Eve 6, CocoRosie, Daughter, H.E.R., Hailey Bieber, Yungeen Ace, Lauv, The New York Rangers, The New York Knicks, Matthew Firpo, Jenna Marsh, Sally Tran, Missy Malek, Sean Frank.