Simon Pummell is best known for directing the BAFTA winning documentary feature film BODYSONG (2003) that TIME magazine described as “an utterly mesmerizing and humbling portrait of humanity.” In 2010 BODYSONG was re-released as a British Film Institute Collectors Edition DVD & book.
In the decade prior to BODYSONG, Simon made numerous award winning animated films for UK television, including SECRET JOY OF FALLING ANGELS that won the Grand Prix at the Oberhausen Film Festival and was nominated for the Cartoon d'Or European Animated Film of the Year.
His most recent feature film SHOCK HEAD SOUL premiered in the Orizzonti Competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2011. The accompanying installation The Sputnik Effect showed in 2012 in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and in Melbourne.
He is currently in post-production with the fiction feature BRAND NEW-U.
He is working on the on-going installations: ATLAS FOR ANIMATE BODIES.
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