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“Simon was able to take a concept and turn it into a feature that was fun and informative for our audience.”

Sheila Rae
Production Manager,The Movie Show

Biography

Building better television for over twenty years

Simon Dekker produced his first television series Ballooner Landing for two seasons in 1991 and 1992, receiving the CanPro Gold for Best Children's Program.

In 2014, Simon was showrunner and executive producer for Twisted Tales of my 9 to 5, delivering to Investigation Discovery US through GRB Entertainment and Great Pacific Television. The series premiered network-wide in September 2015.

Since 2010, Simon has produced three episodes of I Prophesy:The Future Revealed for Vision TV, six episodes of Edge Of War for Discovery: The Military Channel US, eight episodes of Crime Stories / Deadly Intent for A&E Biography and Investigation Discovery, and six episodes of Innovation Nation for CTV and SCN.

Simon wrote, produced and directed Puckheads, a feature documentary about hockey fans and the nature of belief, produced and directed the multiple award-winning horror short The Execution of Margot Rumebe and wrote, produced and directed the art-house short Dance to This.

He has written, produced and/or directed over seventy agency-commissioned television commercials for clients across Canada, receiving many national and international awards.

Simon is passionate about telling good stories well.

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“...he has a creative flair and an eclectic imagination to present story ideas in an engaging, enlightening and entertaining way.”

Joe Novak
Former CBC Exec, Executive Producer, Bow Valley Productions

Awards

Selected Awards, Festivals and Screenings

2013

Best Puppet Short Film
The Execution of Margot Rumebe
Audience Prize, Puppets on Film Festival, London, UK

2009

Best Movie
The Execution of Margot Rumebe
WildSound Festival, Toronto, Canada
150 Best Percussion Videos of All Time
Plasmatron
Slagwerkkrant Magazine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2007

Official Selection
Puckheads
Calgary International Film Festival
Canadian Premiere
Puckheads
Metro Independent Cinema, Edmonton, Canada

2006

Best Commercial
Picnic
Silver Medallion, Summit Creative Awards, Portland, USA

2005

Official Selection
Dance to This
Constellation Change Screen Dance Festival, London, UK

2004

Best Original Music
The Execution of Margot Rumebe
Golden Sheaf Award, Yorkton Short Film Festival
Official Selection
The Execution of Margot Rumebe
Milan International Film Festival, Milan Italy

2003

Excellence in Production
Alberta Rocks
Award of Distinction, Ad Club of Edmonton, Edmonton, Canada
Official Selection
Zappa's Little Creatures
Fairytales International Gay & Lesbian Festival, Calgary, Canada

2002

Best Director
Choice Choice
Rosie Award, Alberta Film Awards
Official Selection
Dance to This
Brooklyn International Film Festival
Public Screening
Dance to This
Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

2001

Best Special Effects
Team Alberta Hanover Expo 2000
Rosie Award, Alberta Film Awards
Best Host in a Music & Variety Special (Bret Hart)
Stampede!
Rosie Award, Alberta Film Awards
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Plasmatron
Bravo! Television

2000

Best Commercial
Momma
Rosie Award, Alberta Film Awards
Best Commercial
We Bring Racing to Life
Silver Medallion, Summit Creative Awards, Portland, USA
Best Campaign
Everybody Knows
Ace Award, Ad Club of Edmonton, Edmonton, Canada

1999

Best Campaign
Diner, The Bus
Gold Spot, The Bessies, Toronto, Canada
Best Promotional Film
The Grand Event
Golden Sheaf Award, Yorkton Short Film Festival
Best of Show
Diner, The Bus
Anvil Advertising Awards, Calgary, Canada

“Mr. Dekker has proven himself to be creative, visionary, and collaborative.”

Mitch Winnicki
Creative Director, Parcom Marketing

Get in touch with Simon

Contact Information

Vancouver: 604.880.2474

Toronto: 416.899.0029

Skype: swdekker

simon@simondekker.com