Morgan SIMON
Film director

Morgan received a writing grant for his next feature film. 

 

What is your artistic background?

After studying life and earth sciences, then communication, I joined the La Fémis film school in scriptwriting. My films are about life on the margins, youth, music, love. My first short film, American Football, won an award at the Premiers Plans festival in Angers in 2013 and was broadcast on Canal+. It was followed by Essaie de Mourir Jeune, which was nominated for a César in 2016 and broadcast on Arte, then Réveiller les Mortsin competition in Clermont-Ferrand and broadcast on Canal+. My first feature film,Compte tes Blessures, was developed with the support of the Beaumarchais-SACD association, Emergence and L'Atelier de la Cinéfondation in Cannes. It was presented in 2016 at the San Sebastián Film Festival, where it was awarded a special mention by the jury. It has been awarded several acting prizes and youth prizes in festivals. The film will be released in 2017 and features Kévin Azaïs, Monia Chokri and Nathan Willcocks. 

 

How do you see your profession today?

A great diversity of films with young directors has emerged in recent years, which is exciting. These new voices and their creative freedom are vital. Today more than ever, there is an urgent need to look at the world in a different way, one that is complex, nuanced, humanistic and above all sincere.

 

How do you see yourself in five years? In 10 years?

Still on the move.

 

This interview was conducted in 2017

Photo credit: Antonin Amy-Menichetti