Simon Levene

About

A little
bit about Simon Levene

Look at me. I'm a film director. A serious one. My day job is directing TV commercials, I have made award winning shorts and have several feature film projects on the go. 

I have been called "probably the best film director in the world named Simon Levene".

"But what makes you different from the thousands of other film directors with websites exactly like this?" I hear you ask.

I sing Opera. I am extremely blessed to have a voice that extends up to a high C. I have sang at such venues as La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. I was also the leading tenor of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City for 5 consecutive seasons.

My singing always keeps a film crew upbeat. I believe an upbeat film crew works faster and more efficiently thus delivering better results.

And if you believe all this you're probably stupid enough to hire me. Please see my contact page for details.

Simon Levene

Awards & Recognition

1996
Simon was selected for the Cannes/Saatchis Directors Showcase as one of the top ten hottest new directors in the world.

Jiffy Condoms "Bobby Charlton" – Bronze Cannes Lions, BTAA Bronze, silver Clio (USA).

1999
Umbro "love Hurts" – Gold Midsummer awards, D&AD book for Best Direction.

2002
Workopolis "Sam" – winner IBA award (Las Vegas).

2003
Anti-Smoking “torture device” – Silver Clio, Silver at One Show (USA).

2006
Lenor “knickers” – Bronze Euro Effies.

Tube Poker – finalist at over 20 International film festivals including 4 wins (as per tubepoker.com)

2009 
HSE Ireland – Cervical Check “changes” – Gold - International craft. Silver - Irish TV category 2011 

Shoreditch Slayer – Finalist Rushes Soho Shorts

2012
Shoreditch Slayer – Finalist Underwire festival, London International Short Film Festival, Atlanta horror film festival, New Media film festival LA, International sic-fi and horror festival Phoenix. Dragon con, Atlanta, Shoreditch Slayer – The British Horror Film Festival; nominated best short, nominated for audience award.


2013
Shoreditch Slayer – Winner – The Irish Science Fiction Convention.

2014
Irish Lotto – Winner – 3 x kinsale sharks. Nominated for Best Direction.

2015
Today FM - Nominated - Best Irish Film craft campaign

2016
Burger King - Winner - France - Epica awards.
Burger King - Winner - France -Silver Le Grand Prix Stratégies du brand content

2017
Perth Road Safety - Runner up - Australia - Best Campaign - Campaign Brief awards.
Perth Road Safety "Paul" - Nominated -  Australia - Best Commercial - Campaign Brief awards.