Simon Ryninks

Director, Writer


Hannah Boulton

Simon Ryninks is a screenwriter and director of work that is tender, funny and gently political. His first feature film OUT THERE, a coming-of-age sci-fi, has been developed with the support of the BFI, Ffilm Cymru Wales and was selected as part of TIFF’s Filmmaker Lab. Produced by Sweetdoh Films, it is due to go into production in 2024. His second feature, THE HARD ROAD, a western, is currently under development with Ffilm Cymru Wales and is produced by Little Door Productions.

Simon’s short films include CONTRACTOR 014352 which won Best European Film at Brest Film Festival and aired on Canal+ internationally, and THE PLUNGE which was BAFTA long-listed in 2020. Festival selections include Chicago International, Palm Springs Shortfest, and London Short Film Festival. Born and living in London, Simon’s heritage is Dutch, Canadian and Welsh.FILM

OUT THERE (Sweetdoh Films / BFI) CurrentOriginal screenplay, in pre-production.

THE HARD ROAD (Little Door Productions) CurrentOriginal screenplay, in development.


THE PLUNGE (Sweetdoh Films) 2019Stars Lydia WilsonBAFTA long-listed, 2020Winner: Best Director at International Film Festival of WalesNominated: Golden Hugo for Best Short Film at Chicago International Film FestivalOfficial selections in 50+ international film festivals including Palm Springs Shortfest, Chicago International, Aesthetica and London Short Film Festival.

CONTRACTOR 014352 (Sweetdoh Films) 2017Stars Johnny Flynn and Daniel Ings
Broadcast internationally on Canal+ Currently available on Amazon PrimeWinner: Prix Europeén at Brest European Short Film FestivalOfficial selections in 20+ international film festivals including Palm Springs Shortfest and Rhode Island International.

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