Simon Hitchman

Simon Hitchman After graduating from film-school in 1995, Simon won acclaim for his inventive low-budget music videos for indie record labels such as Mute, Deceptive and Ché. In 1996 he was signed for representation by the leading music promo and feature film production company Propaganda Films where he directed music videos and concert films for MTV, Sony, Warners and other labels.

Between 2000 and 2005, Simon filmed and edited interviews and performances for music website, including award-winning coverage of the Glastonbury Festival. In 2006 he set up production company Amarcord Media through which he has continued to produce, film and edit media for television, film festivals and the internet for organisations and companies including The British Museum, The British Film Institute, The Arts Council, The Royal Institute of British Architects and The National Gallery.

In 2007, Simon was commissioned to produce two films for the Emmy-award-winning channel Current TV. The following year he was commissioned by All Visual Arts to direct a feature length documentary, Ascent into the Maelstrom, about the work of artist Paul Fryer, which played at festivals and galleries around the world and won the award for Best Arts Film at the 2010 Portobello Film Festival.

Since 2010, Simon has been the in-house filmmaker at the British Museum where he has produced, directed, filmed and edited films about such popular exhibitions as Life and Death in Pompei; Germany: Memories of a Nation; and Grayson Perry: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman; promos for the Membership Department; a film documenting the first public screening of the British Film Institute's restored version of Alfred Hitchcock's silent masterpiece Blackmail; a 3 year filmic record of the construction of the World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre; a series for the Cultures in Contact schools program; a video press release following the historic discovery of the world's oldest footprint; the Europe and the World music festival and dozens of lectures and live event films.