B I O & C R E D I T S
British Cinematographer Magazine has selected Simon as their 'NEW WAVE' rising star DOP,
featuring him in an article of their January 2020 issue.
In 2019 Simon filmed Spy thriller 'LEGACY OF LIES' starring SCOTT ADKINS, that was shot in the UKRAINE and UK,
with its release in the USA in July through Lionsgate, and the UK in October 2020 through Signature Entertainment.
A Sci-Fi Tv pilot that was collaborated on with BBC films, called ‘COGNITION' (starring ANDREW SCOTT and JEREMY IRVINE) is also out in the coming months.
In 2018 he shot 'I AM VENGEANCE: RETALIATION' starring VINNIE JONES & STU BENNETT,
with its prequel 'I AM VENGEANCE' having been released in cinema's across America and on US Netflix the same year.
In April that year he also shot 'THE GRANDEST WEDDING OF ROYALS' an International Chinese Production based on a Manga Comic Book, working alongside a Chinese Cast & Director.
His other previous features, Art-house Romanian film 'MEMENTO AMARE'
is in festivals worldwide and coming-of-age film 'ACCEPTABLE DAMAGE' has been released in UK cinema's and now on Sky store and Amazon Prime.
Simon has also been filming commercials for the likes of Euro Star, Berocca,
Wahl, Superdry, Renault, Mars, Samsung, Glenfiddich, and Warbuton's to name a few.
Winner of Four 'Best Cinematography' Awards for short films 'I AM HENRY' and 'THESSALUS & MEDEA'.
Simon’s background working on blockbuster films as a practical SFX technician has given him the edge over others when it comes to action, pyrotechnics and atmospherics.
Represented in the UK by BERLIN ASSOCIATES and in the USA by the reputable MURTHA SKOURAS.
Simon Rowling entered the film industry 10 years ago after leaving University, but since then he has had a variety of careers. Starting in the world of on-set SFX and props, to then running a production company as a producer and self-shooter. He finally went full time into filming as a cinematographer 6 years ago shooting fashion commercials, corporates and making short films where and when possible, to gain as much as experience in narrative projects as he could. Some of these highly polished shorts ended up catching the eye of the American agent Murtha Skouras who soon signed him for U.S work.
In the last 4 years however he has shot a variety of indie feature films, some of which have been distributed worldwide, for a Chinese audience and have been in American Cinema’s.
It is only until last year that his latest feature ‘Legacy of Lies’ enabled him to spread his wings and break through into a higher budget production of $4 million dollars, and shooting almost entirely in the Ukraine. Shortly after this he was signed by London agents Berlin Associates and in January 2020 he was selected by British Cinematographer Magazine as their ‘New Wave’ of British DP’s working in the industry today.
With the imminent release of the spy thriller ‘Legacy of Lies’ in the U.S by Lionsgate and Signature Entertainment in the UK, and with a Sci-Fi Tv pilot that was collaborated on with BBC films, called ‘Cognition’ (starring Andrew Scott and Jeremy Irvine) also out in the coming months, it is looking like a promising time ahead for Simon as a DOP.