Simon West, is a British born and Hollywood based film director and producer. He started his career doing high profile music videos and commercials for the now legendary Propaganda Films then quickly turned his attention to directing movies where he has helmed a slew of blockbusters generating over One Billion Dollars in Box Office.
Some of his films include – Disney’s CON AIR starring Nicholas Cage, Jon Malkovich, and John Cusack, Paramount’s THE GENERAL’S DAUGHTER starring John Travolta and Paramount’s LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER starring Angelina Jolie. West is the only live action director ever whose first three films all grossed over $100m at the US box office.
West also directed Lionsgate’s, THE MECHANIC starring Jason Statham and Ben Foster and THE EXPENDABLES 2 starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis. EXPENDABLES 2 grossed over $300m in worldwide box office. West will release a big budget volcano action adventure film called SKYFIRE in late 2019. SKYFIRE is not only one of the biggest budget films every made in China it is also ground breaking film because it was shot in both English and Chinese. West is currently posting another mega budget Chinese film called, LEGEND HUNTERS due to hit theaters in 2020.
West also found and developed Oscar Nominated, BLACK HAWK DOWN.He will be re-teaming with BLACK HAWK DOWN writer Ken Nolan to direct THUNDER RUN based on the book “Thunder Run” written by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Zucchino.
He has also had success in the television world. His company has developed and sold numerous shows to ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, FX, Showtime and many other broadcasters. In addition he has directed and produced acclaimed series such as Fox’s KEEN EDDIE, the CBS series CLOSE TO HOME, Fox’s HUMAN TARGET and the NBC series THE CAPE.
When not on the set, West resides in UK and Los Angeles with his family and dog Alfie…