Simon Roberts - Producer, Director & Writer
- Simon originally trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, 1987 – 1990. Experience since graduating includes film, television, theatre and numerous commercials.
- In 1999 he co-produced, co-wrote and directed the 35mm short film "Ghosthunter" starring Frank Finlay. "Ghosthunter” was subsequently sold and shown internationally and made it to the final 10 films short-listed for an Academy Award® nomination. The film was also the subject of the book and DVD "How To Make Great Short Feature Films: The Making Of Ghosthunter" foreword by Oscar winning producer, David Parfitt, which was published worldwide by Focal Press. "Ghosthunter" also featured in a FilmFour documentary, "Short Attention Span Cinema", about the world of short filmmaking.
- In 2004 Simon was one of a handful of filmmakers selected for Screen South's "Good Foundations" and “Good Foundations Plus” schemes, funded by the UK Film Council. The schemes aimed to mentor a small group of producers, directors and writers. “Good Foundations Plus” included a producer training module at the ‘National Film and Television School’ in 2005 under the guidance of film producer Robert Buckler.
- Following "Ghosthunter" Simon directed and produced the short film "Moth". The film shot at Shepperton Film Studios and was selected for representation by the British Council. "Moth” subsequently screened at numerous film festivals around the world between 2005 and 2008, picking up awards for Best Film and Best Director along the way.
- In 2006 Simon was invited by BAFTA to host one of six masterclasses on filmmaking for BAFTA's "60 Seconds of Fame" scheme. This scheme invited filmmakers from all over the UK to make a short film and culminated at the 2007 Orange British Academy Awards, with the winning film announced on the night. The scheme proved very successful and BAFTA ran it again in 2008.
- Simon is also a director of two digital distribution companies (Digima Ltd and Big Screen Digital Ltd) which deploy, maintain and operate digital projection systems for cinemas in the UK and Europe. Between them the companies operate 168 screens in the UK and 113 screens in Europe.
- In 2012 Simon directed additional material in London for the US comedy horror feature film, “Kill Me Now”.
- Simon has also directed music videos including “Come Down” a track taken from the album “Collision” by up and coming artist, David Simon. Also, “Let Us Down” from Artic Melvin’s fifth album “Fake Colour”. Plus a short timelapse film called, "London".
- He has also developed various feature length screenplays from a variety of writers with development funding from Screen South, Screen East and the UK Film Council.
- Simon is a BAFTA voting member, voting each year for the BAFTA Film Awards.
Brett Fancy - Producer, Actor & Writer
- Brett is a Film, TV and Stage actor and a producer at Amulet Creative.
Born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, he is the son of a ´Dockyard Matey´ (Navel Dockyard worker).
- He played the leads in all his school productions and joined a local youth drama groups. At seventeen he felt that he should explore acting further which led him to work with on the stage crew at the Chichester Festival Theatre and it was from the wings, watching the great Sir John Mills that he decided to become an actor.
- He attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the Barbican, City of London, where he was awarded their prestigious Gold Medal for acting.
- Brett has played diverse roles on stages all around England. He has performed at the Royal National Theatre as Kevin in "Single Spies" alongside Alan Bennet, Simon Callow and Prunella Scales; in "Antony and Cleopatra" with Alan Rickman, Helen Mirren and Samuel West; and as Eilif opposite Diana Rigg and Leslie Sharp in "Mother Courage". On the fringe at the White Bear, Kings Head and Edinburgh festival, Children's theatre at the Polka and other roles include Bill Sykes in "Oliver Twist" at the Bristol Old Vic, Willy Mossop in "Hobson’s Choice" at the Derby Playhouse and Bob Cratchit in "A Christmas Carol" at Clywd Theatr Cymru.
- Brett’s first break in television came in the late eighties with the support of the legendary producer, Leonard Lewis, on the police series "Rockliffe’s Babies" where he played the racist rooky detective Steve Hood, he took the lead role of Sean Hooper in "Square Deal", an LWT sitcom. It was recorded live in front of a studio audience weekly and was directed by Nick Phillips. He has played guest and leading characters in series such as "Silent Witness", "Judge John Deed", "Inspector Lynley Mysteries", "Holby City", "Last Salute", "The Vet", "Doctors", "Jonathan Creek", "Eastenders", "Casualty", "Hustle" and "Luther". He played the mesmerizing albino hitman, "The Leveller", in the series "Resort to Murder".
- Brett’s first small role in a movie included a scene with Charlton Heston in "Treasure Island" where he spent time with a young Christian Bale. His first major film role came with the part of Taktarov, a battle-worn Russian mercenary in the horror film "Outpost", starring alongside Ray Stevenson, Julian Wadham and Richard Brake. Next he was cast as the hero fireman Paul in "Lost Christmas", opposite Jason Flemyng and Eddie Izzard and in the horror comedy feature "Kill Me Now", Brett plays Mr Graham, a serial killer who seeks revenge against the idleness of the American teenager where he stars alongside the emerging talents the emerging talents of Michael Swaim (Cracked.com) and Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett (Saturday Night Live).
- Brett lives in Brighton and is married to Jessica and lives with her two children, Will and Isabel, and is father to two sons Jack and Harry.
- Brett has a passion for music festivals, summer fairs, walks in the country or along the coast, flying his stunt kite, driving his Kawasaki 650 sportsbike, scuba diving, snowboarding and volleyball.
Alison Reddihough - Producer, Writer & Actress
- Alison graduated from drama school in 1988 and her acting experience over 20 years includes film, television, commercials and theatre; including the short films "Ghosthunter" and "The Essay", 2 series of the BBC sitcom "Health and Efficiency", and theatre all over the country.
- Alison's producing career started in 1988 in the theatre, with the variety group Sweet Fanny Adams, which toured venues in London. In 1990 she went on to produce and act in a production of "Arms and the Man" for Orpheus Theatre Company.
- In 1992 she co-founded the Ideal Theatre Company Ltd. Between 1992-6 she commissioned, produced and acted in several plays including "These Men" and "Dead Dogs and Englishwomen".
- Between 1996-99 she wrote two plays, "The Adventures of a One Bedroomed Flat in Tooting" and “Abduction” and had several poems published.
- In 1999 she started producing for film, founding Amulet Films with her partner Simon Corris. Their first short film was “The Essay”, followed by the 35mm short feature "Ghosthunter" in 2000 starring Frank Finlay, which she also co-wrote. "Ghosthunter" was sold and shown internationally and made it to the final short-list for the Short Live Action Academy Award®. It was also featured in a FilmFour documentary, "Short Attention Span Cinema", about the world of short filmmaking. “Ghosthunter” was the subject of the book and DVD "How To Make Great Short Feature Films: The Making Of Ghosthunter", published worldwide by Focal Press.
- In 2004 Alison and Simon were selected by Screen South's "Good Foundations" scheme, funded by the UK Film Council. The scheme successfully mentored a small group of producers, writers and directors over the following two years, showcasing their work and introducing them to the industry. Alison was also closely involved in the script development of several feature films, including “Single to Southend” and “An Ordinary God”, both of which received funding from Screen East.
- Alison co-produced the short film "Moth" which shot at Shepperton Studios on 35mm and for which Alison helped raise around £150,000 of industry and visual effects sponsorship. The film has subsequently played in competition at numerous festivals around the world, picking up awards for Best Film and Best Director along the way.
- In 2006 Alison and Simon were invited by BAFTA to host one of six masterclasses on filmmaking for BAFTA's "60 Seconds of Fame" scheme.
- Alison is also a successful voiceover artist and has provided voice work for documentaries, commercials, universities and research institutes.
- She is also a writer having written a children's book called, "The Sleepytown Express". Also, the feature films “One” and “The Mind of Milton Morris” currently in development with Amulet Films.