Simon Allen is a British Creator, Writer and Executive Producer.
Simon Allen’s film credits include Netflix Original horror CHOOSE OR DIE which went to Number One on Netflix all over the world and received an honourable mention in Variety’s Best Horror Films of the Year.
With director Toby Meakins, Simon Allen has made several successful horror shorts including Cannes Lions-winning FLOOR 9.5 which premiered on FX in the US, and BREATHE for the BFI Gothic Season.
Simon Allen’s television credits include Executive Producing a new horror show for a US streamer that’s currently in production, writing several episodes and serving as a Co-Executive Producer for the third season of Apple’s Emmy-winning hit spy thriller TEHRAN, creating BBC America’s RTS winning queer punk fantasy THE WATCH (described by SFX Magazine as a ‘gleeful 21st century remix’), serving as a writer and producer on the critically acclaimed first season of Sky’s television sequel to Wolfgang Petersen’s DAS BOOT and show-running the third season of BBC One’s international hit THE MUSKETEERS after writing the season finale for Season Two.
Simon Allen is represented in the US by UTA.
Praise for Simon Allen’s CHOOSE OR DIE:
Guy Lodge, The Guardian: ‘After several well-regarded genre shorts, director Toby Meakins and writer Simon Allen graduate to features with this techno-horror tale… it’s a creepy, well-made calling card.’
Noel Murray, The Los Angeles Times: ‘Screenwriter Simon Allen and director Toby Meakins have come up with a genuinely clever concept.’
Jude Dry, Indie Wire: ‘Brisk and clever horror thriller…. tight script and good casting.’
Sarah Dobbs, SFX Magazine ’Smart, tense and, in its final moments, almost shockingly brutal.’
Meagan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting: ‘A breezy, fun horror movie with a playful mean streak.’
Brynna Arens, Collider: ‘Both nostalgic and fresh, paying homage to classic videogames….a lot of fun and a great casual watch for horror buffs and novices alike!’
Praise for Simon Allen’s THE WATCH:
Ed Power, The Telegraph: ‘It has a quirky humour all of its own. And writer Simon Allen isn’t afraid to have fun.’
Robert Lloyd, The Los Angeles Times: ‘A colorful, energetic treat.’
Michael Walsh, Nerdist ‘An enjoyable, funny series full of heart.’
Matt Roush, TV Guide: ‘The most crazily enjoyable series I’ve seen since AMC’s Preacher ended.’