Simon Edery
Producer

Simon Edery A versatile and successful Line producer and Directors Guild of America Production manager who has realized 14 feature films, 1 miniseries, and 5 documentaries, and has done a variety of work for Paramount, Warner Bros., Buena Vista, Showtime, HBO, Capella, Republic, Zoetrope, Mirage and a number of independent production companies. These film projects have appeared on major networks and as theatrical releases, museums and film festivals worldwide. His latest film, "Pavilion of Women," has been selected to represent Universal Studio at the year 2000 Cannes Film Festival

Expertise includes negotiations with agents and unions, breakdowns and budgets, casting, supervision of pre-production, production including camera operator, special effects (mechanical and CGI, arms and pyrotechnics), post-production, and management of delivery elements for domestic and foreign releases. He has worked in North and South America, Asia, Europe, and the United States.


CREDITS:

  • Pavilion of Women:
    Universal Studio Executive Ted Perkins. Directed by Yim Ho with Willem Defoe. To open at the Cannes Film Festival and to be released world-wide by Universal Studios in 2000.

  • Southern Cross:
    Bon Becket Films Inc. Directed by Jim Becket with Malcom McDowell, Isai Morales. Distributed by Charles Spelling.

  • Legend of the Lost Tomb:
    Directed by Jonathon Winfrey, with Stacey Keach, and Rick Rossovich. A Showtime Premiere.

  • Mercenary:
    Directed by Avi Nesher with John Ritter, Robert Culp, and Martin Kove. Distributed world-wide by Walt Disney.

  • Black Day Blue Night:
    for Capella and Republic. Directed by Joe Cardone with Gil Bellows, Mia Sara. Domestic distribution by Republic Pictures and Foreign by Capella International.

  • Graffiti Bridge:
    Warner Bros. Studio Executive Bill Gerber. Directed by Prince with Morris Day, Jill Jones and George Clinton. Distributed world-wide by Warner Bros.

  • Spirit of 76:
    Zoetrope Studio Executive Fred Fuchs. Directed by Lucas Reiner with David Cassidy, Olivia D'Abo, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner and Barbara Bain. Produced by Zoetrope and Distributed by Columbia Pictures.

  • Shuttlecock:
    Directed by Jerry Barrish with Will Durst, Anne Block, Jim Bowyer and Liane Hielscher. Selected for the Berlin, and the New York Film Festivals.

  • Of Men and Angels:
    Directed by William Farley with Theresa Saldana. Selected for the Portugal and Venice Film Festivals.

  • Curiosity: for Mirage Enterprises (Sydney Pollack's company), Budget and Breakdown.

  • Point of No Return:
    Budge and Breakdown. Warner Bros. Studio Executive Tom Joyner. Directed by John Badham with Briget Fonda, Gabriel Byrne, and Dermot Mulroney. Distributed by Warner Bros.

  • Guarding Tess:
    Budget and Breakdown. Paramount Studio Executive Scott Rudin. Directed by Hugh Wilson with Nicholas Cage and Shirley MacLaine. Distributed by Tri Star Pictures.

  • Poodle Spring:
    Mirage Enterprises (Sydney Pollack's company), Studio Executive William Horber. Budget and Breakdown.

DOCUMENTARIES:

  • The Boat:
    Cinematographer. Directed by Greta Baer.

  • Children of the Street:
    Director.

  • Juan Felix Sanchez:
    Cinematographer. Directed by Calogero Salvo.

  • The Queen of Alcatraz:
    Cinematographer. Directed by Philipe.

  • Masada Might Fall Again:
    Production Manager/Editor. Directed by Ron Mieberg.

  • The Doomed Pierrot:
    Director. Multi-screen-film-performance piece.

  • Jonni Lost His Gun:
    Director.

  • Chain Reaction:
    Multi-screen-film-performance piece for the New York Film Festival.

Co-Owner of Partners & Partners, a Trans-Pacific company, Taiwan. (1987-1989) Started an animation studio and developed animation projects with related merchandise products for world-wide distribution.

Co-Owner of Dasher Communications, San Francisco. (1984-1987) A production company servicing the advertising community. Clients included Foote, Cone & Belding, Levi Strauss, and Coppola Communications. Developed, produced and directed industrial film/theater and multi-media seminars as well as creating corporate images, developing print and television advertising campaigns, and related collateral materials for Bank of America, Hewlett Packard, Memorex, Fujitsu, Pacific Telesis, and Multi Optics.

Professor, San Francisco Art Institute, (1977-1984) Taught special effects, animation and film production, undergraduate and graduate levels.

EDUCATION:

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
Master of Fine Arts, 1976
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1974

Fluent in French, English, and Moroccan.

PRESENTATIONS:

Partial list of showplaces:Sundance Film Festival, New York International Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival (Germany), USA, Venice Film Festival (Italy), Golden Horse Awards (Taipei, Taiwan), Hof Film Festival (Germany), Amsterdam Film Festival (Holland), Cetre Pompidou (Paris, France), Deauville Film Festival (France), Portugal International Film Festival (Portugal), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (USA).

AFFILIATIONS:

Directors Guild of America (DGA)
The British Academy of Film and Television, Los Angeles (BAFTA)