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A potent visual energy. A meticulous attention to detail. A fascination for the ever-evolving digital landscape. An unshakeable faith in the power of ideas. All these qualities and more coalesce in Simon Gargette – a filmmaker of boundless creativity and unfailing originality.
Simon began as a copywriter before moving quickly into photography, shooting ads for Ford, Guinness and others. This experience means that to this day, he acts as DOP on many of his shoots.
Simon’s success behind the camera opened the door to directing his own commercials, starting with a groundbreaking interactive campaign for Shell and BP.
That first gig turned out to be his big break, winning him awards and high-profile assignments for luxury brands including Lamborghini, Porsche and Roberto Cavalli, and household names such as Halifax, KFC, Argos and Kellogg’s.
For two years, Simon was Creative Director at Luxe TV, a luxury-based channel available in the UK via Sky. Overseeing projects from inception across the full production journey, he was responsible for teams across Europe, creating significant original content each month.
Simon’s directorial experience is wide-ranging and comprehensive – from car commercials to kids’ ads, from 3D graphics to choreography. But whether it’s a TVC or digital campaign, the constant of Simon’s work remains the same: brilliant ideas beautifully brought to life.