A native of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Nick Simon grew up in a mixed-race home where an early interest in film allowed him a view into his Syrian heritage that wasn’t reflected in the world around him. The interest in cinema turned to an obsession as Simon began filming the local bands raging against the inertia of Middle America, eventually crafting music videos that played on MTV. Simon moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to attend the American Film Institute, which led to him being mentored by the late horror legend, Wes Craven.
Simon has directed and written several feature and television films including The Girl in the Photographs, which premiered at TIFF and The Pyramid, released by 20th Century Fox. His latest film, Untitled Horror Movie, will be released in 2021. Simon is also a co-writer on Alexandre Aja’s upcoming branch narrative project for Amblin.