Andy Mark Simpson
'Waterbabies' shows my style of mixing realism with magic and poetic shots. I like doing improvisations and workshops with young actors and I work with teenagers in school everyday so my films feel authentic and carry messages of boosting teenagers' self-esteem.
'Young Hearts Run Free' (***Total Film, 'Heartfelt' The Guardian) debut feature self-funded for under £10k and toured around cinemas in the UK and USA.
Short films 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn', 'Mad About The Boy', 'Grotto'.
I'm from Ashington, former coal-mining town near Newcastle in North East England.
Managing Director of Pins & Needles Media.
Produced 'System' and 'In Waiting' by Cecelia Stenbohm for Creative England.
Associate Producer of BAFTA-nominated feature 'I Am Nasrine'.
Festival Co-ordinator at Berwick Film & Media Festival, Sheffield Docfest and London Short Film Festival
From Northern Ireland
Production and Marketing Assistant
I was born in raised in Byker, Newcastle, and started out working as a technical trainee at Live Theatre before moving into short films and video work. I am currently working on finishing my degree in film production at Northumbria University, and I’m super excited to hand in all my final work and start work on Waterbabies