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Simon Ryninks

Writer & Director


Hannah Boulton

Simon is a writer-director from London. His work is wryly comedic and gently political with a unique blend of the domestic and the fantastical.

Simon’s recent short film, CONTRACTOR 014352, starring Johnny Flynn and Daniel Ings premiered at Palm Springs Shortfest before going on to win Best European Film at Brest Film Festival, Best Screenplay at the Lift-Off Global Awards and winning Grand Jury Prize at Kinematic Shorts in Russia. It’s since sold to Canal+ for international broadcast and Air Canada’s in-flight entertainment. His first short film, THE ELEVATOR PITCH, was a finalist of Sundance London, saw him nominated for IMDB’s Best New Filmmaker, and received a Vimeo Staff Pick following its online release.

Simon is a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art and has devised and directed several site-specific live productions which use new technologies. He is currently developing several original projects for television and film.


OUT THERE current
Original Screenplay

SHORT FILM (Director)

THE PLUNGE (Sweetdoh!) In Post
Stars Lydia Wilson and Omar Khan

CONTRACTOR 014352 (Sweetdoh!) 2017
Stars Johnny Flynn and Daniel Ings
Screened on Canal+ and Air Canada flights
World premiere at Palm Springs Shortsfest
Winner, Prix Europeén: Brest European Short Film Festival 2017
Winner, Grand Jury Prize: Kinematic Shorts Film Festival, Moscow 2017
Winner, Best Screenplay: Lift-Off Global Network Season Awards, London 2018
Winner, Best International Voice, Literally Short Film Festival, Houston 2018

Stars Ronan Raftery
Nominated, Sundance London Short Film Competition
Nominated, IMdB New Filmmaker Award
Official Selection: London Short Film Festival
Vimeo Staff pick



Header Photo Image © Hanna-Katrina Jedrosz

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