Simon Levene


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, 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.

This is a joke. Irrespective of how good the picture is I am NOT actually an Opera singer for hire. I only mention this as many companies did really believe my voice extended to a high C.  It doesn't. Sadly I don't even know what a high C is.

(UPDATE) If anyone wants so hire me as an Opera singer I'll give it a go. To be honest if you pay me my day rate I'll dress up as anything you want me to.

Simon Levene

Awards & Recognition

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).

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

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

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

Lenor “knickers” – Bronze Euro Effies.

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


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

Shoreditch Slayer – Finalist Rushes Soho Shorts


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.

Shoreditch Slayer – Winner – The Irish Science Fiction Convention.

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

Today FM - Nominated - Best Irish Film craft campaign

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

Perth Road Safety - Runner up - Australia - Best Campaign - Campaign Brief awards.
Perth Road Safety "Paul" - Nominated -  Australia - Best Commercial - Campaign Brief awards.
Perth Road Safety "Paul" - Bronze-  Australia - Best Commercial - PADC awards.
Kleenheat - Silver -  Australia - Best Campaign - PADC awards.
Kleenheat - Silver -  Australia - Best direction - PADC awards.

Puma - Runner up - Australia - Best Campaign - Campaign Brief awards.
Puma - Nominated - Australia - Best Commercial - Campaign Brief awards.
Kleenheat - Bronze - Australia - Best direction - PADC awards.