‘Look the Other Way’ investigates how people respond emotionally when faced with the stark realities of homelessness through VR.
Short behind the scenes film about how I made nine award winning documentaries for Octapharma.
Nine award winning documentary films about people living around the world with rare bleeding disorders and immune diseases.
It can be uncomfortable seeing a stranger – someone you don’t know – who is clearly struggling. Most of us aren’t sure if we can help. It’s easier to look away, avoiding eye contact.
“We are Human” is a film that challenges this behaviour, encouraging viewers to confront the uncomfortable truth and see that stranger as a human being.
Written and Directed by Simon Waller.
Working with the team at Multiadaptor, I created this film for the British Council to be shown at 150 British Embassies across the world to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Image rights: Multiadaptor
I directed a short comedy ad for technology company CSC with hilarious, multi-talented comedian Olaf Falafel and Portland/London advertising agency Babcock Jenkins.
I filmed this short piece about Hypnos: The Architecture of Sleep, the interactive installation which HASSELL created in collaboration with Sto Werkstatt and Draisci Studio for Clerkenwell Design Week 2015.
Written and Directed by Simon Waller for The Passage with narration from the BBC’s Petroc Trelawny. Rebuilding Lives is a film that asks what it means to have a home and explores what life is like for those without one. It was premiered at A Night Under the Stars in the Royal Festival Hall, London.
The Bliss of Ignorance is a 2015 award winning production for Friends of the Earth and Groundwork. I directed, shot and edited this 30-minute documentary looking at the impact of South Africa’s coal-fired power stations on air pollution, public health and the wider climate change debate.
Working with Renegade Pictures (part of Shed Media Group / Warner Brothers Television) I composed title theme music and the vloggers theme for The World’s Most Talented TV show.
Screened during the Sundance Film Festival 2016 in the IndieLounge, this film explores what’s it like to be homeless. This award winning film gathers together a collection of stories direct from those who – through circumstance – have wound up living on the streets. Directed, filmed and edited by Simon Waller.
I composed and produced the main theme music for MTV’s huge new series “Ex on the beach” The show is being broadcast on TV across the globe in 51 territories and has been commissioned for two seasons.
“Ex on the beach” is MTV’s second most successful TV show of all time!
I worked as part of the crew on this music video for Sunday Best’s group Kitty, Daisy and Lewis with DoP, Mark Warmington.
This is a promotional film I made with the marketing team at Xchanging Plc about the possibilities of social media. And who better to talk on the topic than experts from Google, LinkedIn and Hootsuite?
Commissioned by Xchanging Technologies, I travelled to Malaysia to direct, shoot (and later edit) a film about the way schools and students across the country are embracing a new Virtual Learning Environment (VLE); an initiative by the Ministry of Education (MoE) in partnership with Xchanging Malaysia and YTL Communications.
I was approached to make a series of films for classical music artist and event management company Harrison Parrott, ahead of the launch of their new website. I was invited into their Hammersmith office to get key people talking on camera about the company’s holistic approach to supporting individual artists and staging global musical tours.
Promotional web film for the homepage of creative agency Luminous. It was inspired by the idea that design matters: “It has the power to persuade people that you are the right choice.”
A short sequence I cut together using images captured on location in Malaysia. Much of the footage was shot at the top of the iconic KL tower, possibly the tallest building I’ve ever ascended, and shows the breath taking views of Kuala Lumpur below.
Xchanging Plc wanted to showcase how their technological solutions make the world a more connected place. Shooting on location in central London and Kuala Lumpur my film follows a business man making a journey between the UK and Malaysia and how his journey is supported by Xchanging’s innovations.
Working for design agency Birddog I was commissioned to make a film about Xuber’s recruitment programme and how they promote and encourage talent. The company, part of the Xchanging group, use the short film to market themselves in a competitive graduate market.
First screened at the 2013 fundraiser ‘A Night Under the Stars’ at the Royal Festival Hall, The Passage and its people offers an insight into the tireless work that is done by both staff and volunteers at a busy central London homelessness charity.
This is a short sequence I cut together using general views shot on location in the Big Apple.
First screened at the 2012 fundraiser ‘A Night under the Stars’ at the Royal Festival Hall, Henry and The Passage tells the story of Henry Stephenson from Liverpool, who knows what it means to be homeless. “A dangerous and brutal encounter meant Henry had to flee his home. He wound up in London, with no network of friends, no roof over his head; sleeping on unfamiliar streets. Then Henry heard about The Passage.