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Simon Ryninks

Director, Writer


Hannah Boulton

Simon Ryninks is a writer-director of films that are funny, tender and gently political. His latest short, THE PLUNGE, starring Lydia Wilson, was BAFTA long-listed and his previous short film, CONTRACTOR 014352, starring Johnny Flynn, won Best European Film at Brest Film Festival and aired on Canal+ in over fifty countries. His films have screened at festivals including Chicago International, Palm Springs Shortfest, and London Short Film Festival. He is part of the BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew 2021.

Simon’s first feature film as writer and director, OUT THERE, is currently being developed with the support of the BFI, using funds from the National Lottery. It was previously under development with Ffilm Cymru Wales and was selected as part of TIFF’s 2020 Filmmaker Lab.

FILM (Writer/Director)

OUT THERE (Sweetdoh Films / BFI) Current
Original screenplay.

SHORT FILM (Director)

THE PLUNGE (Sweetdoh Films) 2019
Stars Lydia Wilson and Omar Khan
BAFTA long-listed, 2020
World premiere at Palm Springs Shortsfest
Winner, Best Director: International Film Festival of Wales
Nominated, Golden Hugo for Best Short Film: Chicago International Film Festival
Official Selections: Sapporo Film Festival, London Short Film Festival, LOCO Comedy Film Festival

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

THE ELEVATOR PITCH (Sweetdoh Films) 2013
Stars Ronan Raftery
Nominated, Sundance London Short Film Competition
Nominated, IMdB New Filmmaker Award
Official Selection: London Short Film Festival
Vimeo Staff pick

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