SIMON ADAMS

Director

 

My directing work

Editing and directing for me, have always worked side by side. For this reason, I also offer a film directing service with a focus on performance, lifestyle scenes and comedy. I'm experienced with directing actors and celebrities with the ability to get the right performance. I love to collaborate with other creatives and always aim to service my clients' core idea and messaging. 

[MOVIE SEASON INTRO x4] MOVIE MAYHEM | SBS VICELAND

Movie Mayhem with Marc Fennell were doing a season of kung-fu and martial arts movies, so I directed and edited this intro to set the mood for the viewers.

[TV COMMERCIAL] JBRONZE | FISH MEDIA

To help model Jennifer Hawkins launch her first new self-branded product, I directed and edited this commercial with the aim to show off her glowing tan and healthy lifestyle.

[MOVIE SEASON INTRO x4] MOVIE MAYHEM | SBS VICELAND

For a season of heist movies on SBS Viceland, I directed and edited a series of intros from my idea of having Marc explain a movie to a security guard who catches him red-handed. The title sequence for Movie Mayhem is a concept I wrote with Damian McDermott and was designed and animated by SeeGee Studio. It won a Silver Promax for best title sequence.

[TV COMMERCIAL] EASE-A-COLD | FISH MEDIA

A commercial I directed and edited for Ease-A-Cold. I was also the puppeteer of the bunny which I enjoyed way too much.

[TV COMMERCIAL] EASE-A-COLD | FISH MEDIA

Another commercial I directed for Ease-A-Cold from an idea by the client.

[TV INTRO x5] SOUTH PARK'S MOST CONTROVERSIAL | SBS2                          MATURE CONTENT

For a season of controversial South Park intros SBS, couldn't get the host Marc Fennell, so we animated him. I directed and edited the animation with the goal to make it look like Marc is actually in South Park. Animated by Bailey Sharp.

[SOCIAL VIDEO] EUROVISION | SBS

SBS Television commissioned this video to announce the Australian Eurovision judges. I co-directed with Adam Khamis.

[SOCIAL VIDEOS x10] THE JESTERS | FOXTEL

For the Mick Molloy Foxtel comedy TV series, The Jesters, I created a series of spin-off video content for social media channels. My work on the series was nominated for a Gold Promax for Best Integrated Media Campaign. Here's one of the videos I directed for it that follows the series character Zac (Andrew Ryan) on the trail of one of his conspiracy theories.

[TV COMMERCIAL] WIRES | WARD6

Working with producer Trish Knapp and agency Ward6, I directed this little scene highlighting the increasing number of wild animals found in inner-city locations and the need to get them back where they belong. Yes, the koala is real and he was fabulous.

[TV COMMERCIAL SERIES x5] ALLIANZ

I travelled around Australia to direct and edit this TVC series of five real customer stories for Allianz.

[MOVIE SEASON INTRO x4] MOVIE MAYHEM | SBS VICELAND

I directed a season of Terry Gilliam movie intro's for Movie Mayhem. For that extra Gilliam look, I created a wall of animated loops for the set and then, while editing, I had fun animating in Gilliam's trade-mark style.

[MOVIE SEASON INTRO x4] MOVIE MAYHEM | SBS VICELAND

For a Fearless Females movie season, the EP's thought it would be wise for us to feature guest host Jan Fran. I directed this studio shoot and edited the season of 4 intros.

[TV COMMERCIAL x3] NORSCA | FISH MEDIA

Celebrity chef Pete Evans apparently uses deodorant in the kitchen... Here's a spot I directed for Norsca. I particularly enjoyed creating the impression of the busy kitchen. Pete also doubled as our caterer that day and it was the best on-set catering ever.

[TV PILOT, HALLOWEEN SPECIAL] SCARIACS | NICKELODEON

I co-created and directed this sci-fi children's anthology for Nickelodeon which they financed and screened as a Halloween TV special. Co-creator/Producer Shane Elsmore.

[SHORT FILM] BOSS ASSASSINS | AFTRS

AFTRS invited me in to make a film with their cinematography and production design students so they could practice working with a professional director and get creative. Giving me total creative freedom, I wrote and directed this dark film to give the students something to sink their teeth into.

I absolutely love directing and also focus on screen editing.

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