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Simon Rumley is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer British born on 22 may 1968 at London (United-kingdom)

Simon Rumley

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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 22 may 1968 (56 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Simon Rumley is a British screenwriter, director and author.

Biography

After starting out as a runner, Rumley began writing feature scripts, including Club Le Monde, Shot and Phew and was invited onto the Carlton Television Writing Course. After writing and directing Strong Language and Laughter, his film Stranger Than Fiction was shown in Cannes. Seen as a promising young film maker, he was invited to Austria by the European Film Academy and in 1999 wrote, produced and directed The Truth Game and Strong Language, were released through the BFI at London's National Film Theatre, both films being noted for their 'intensity and a quest for emotional honesty' Screen International described him as "one of the great British cinematic outsiders, a gifted director with the know-how to puncture the conventions".

2002's Club Le Monde was released through UGC Cinemas and in 2004 he directed The Handyman, starring Greta Scacchi and Bill Sage.

During this time Rumley began writing a script entitled The Living In The Home of the Dead - a psychological horror film. The script was picked up by Nick O'Hagan (Pandaemonium, Young Adam) and after being reworked and retitled, it was released as 2006 film The Living and the Dead, starring Roger Lloyd Pack. It premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and played over 40 festivals worldwide, garnering over twenty five awards.

In 2008 Rumley wrote the first draft of the screenplay that would become Red White & Blue. Filmed the following year, it starred Noah Taylor, Marc Senter and Amanda Fuller. Premiered in Rotterdam in 2010, it was described as 'exploring the darker side of humanity with bone-chilling results'

He has contributed segments to several anthologies - Bitch in the psycho-sexual horror anthology Little Deaths, and 'P for Pressure' in The ABCs of Death.

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Filmography of Simon Rumley (5 films)

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Director

The ABCs of Death, 1h50
Directed by Ben Wheatley, Nacho Vigalondo, Xavier Gens, Angela Bettis, Ti West, Adam Wingard, Jake West, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Yūdai Yamaguchi, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Banjong Pisantanakun, Simon Rumley, Anders Morgenthaler, Jon Schnepp, Kaare Andrews
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Erik Audé, Kyra Zagorsky, Arisa Nakamura, Chems Dahmani, Eva Llorach
Rating47% 2.353292.353292.353292.353292.35329
The film is divided into twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. The varieties of death range from accidents to murders.
Little Deaths, 1h34
Directed by Simon Rumley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, BDSM in films
Actors Christopher Fairbank, Daniel Brocklebank, Amy-Joyce Hastings
Rating47% 2.350472.350472.350472.350472.35047
In Sean Hogan's segment, Richard (Luke de Lacey) and Victoria (Siubhan Harrison) are a married couple that tries to solve their boredom by picking up homeless women under the guise of a Christian charity, with the intent to abuse them sexually. When they pick up Sorrow (Holly Lucas), they soon discover that they have taken on more than they can handle and that Sorrow is not exactly the homeless woman that she seems to be.
Red White & Blue, 1h44
Directed by Simon Rumley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, Rape and revenge films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Noah Taylor, Amanda Fuller, Saxon Sharbino, Lauren Schneider
Rating62% 3.149533.149533.149533.149533.14953
Erica (Amanda Fuller) spends her nights trawling the bars and beds of Austin. Emotionally withdrawn, her only form of human contact is a series of one-night stands, until she meets the mysterious Nate (Noah Taylor), who claims to have been honorably discharged from service in Iraq. Despite his air of danger, the two form a hesitant bond. But one of Erica’s casual sexual encounters, Franki (Marc Senter) — a young, hot-headed wannabe rock star — is about to return dramatically into her life.
The Living and the Dead, 1h23
Directed by Simon Rumley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Leo Bill, Roger Lloyd-Pack
Rating58% 2.906212.906212.906212.906212.90621
Donald Brocklebank (Roger Lloyd Pack) is a man of aristocratic background living in fear of bankruptcy in a country manor house. His wife, Nancy (Kate Fahy), is terminally ill and requires constant care, as does his schizophrenic son James (Leo Bill). When Donald leaves the two alone in a bid to solve their almost definite financial collapse, James's condition begins to worsen, believing he is able to look after his sick mother rather than nurse Mary (Sarah Ball) who was sent by Donald. He neglects taking his prescribed medicine and locks the nurse out of the house, leaving his mother with nothing to do but weep. James, believing that more medicine will make you better faster than the prescribed amount, force feeds his mother large quantities of her pills, nearly killing her.

Scriptwriter

The ABCs of Death, 1h50
Directed by Ben Wheatley, Nacho Vigalondo, Xavier Gens, Angela Bettis, Ti West, Adam Wingard, Jake West, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Yūdai Yamaguchi, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Banjong Pisantanakun, Simon Rumley, Anders Morgenthaler, Jon Schnepp, Kaare Andrews
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Erik Audé, Kyra Zagorsky, Arisa Nakamura, Chems Dahmani, Eva Llorach
Rating47% 2.353292.353292.353292.353292.35329
The film is divided into twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. The varieties of death range from accidents to murders.
Little Deaths, 1h34
Directed by Simon Rumley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, BDSM in films
Actors Christopher Fairbank, Daniel Brocklebank, Amy-Joyce Hastings
Rating47% 2.350472.350472.350472.350472.35047
In Sean Hogan's segment, Richard (Luke de Lacey) and Victoria (Siubhan Harrison) are a married couple that tries to solve their boredom by picking up homeless women under the guise of a Christian charity, with the intent to abuse them sexually. When they pick up Sorrow (Holly Lucas), they soon discover that they have taken on more than they can handle and that Sorrow is not exactly the homeless woman that she seems to be.
Red White & Blue, 1h44
Directed by Simon Rumley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, Rape and revenge films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Noah Taylor, Amanda Fuller, Saxon Sharbino, Lauren Schneider
Roles Writer
Rating62% 3.149533.149533.149533.149533.14953
Erica (Amanda Fuller) spends her nights trawling the bars and beds of Austin. Emotionally withdrawn, her only form of human contact is a series of one-night stands, until she meets the mysterious Nate (Noah Taylor), who claims to have been honorably discharged from service in Iraq. Despite his air of danger, the two form a hesitant bond. But one of Erica’s casual sexual encounters, Franki (Marc Senter) — a young, hot-headed wannabe rock star — is about to return dramatically into her life.
The Living and the Dead, 1h23
Directed by Simon Rumley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Leo Bill, Roger Lloyd-Pack
Rating58% 2.906212.906212.906212.906212.90621
Donald Brocklebank (Roger Lloyd Pack) is a man of aristocratic background living in fear of bankruptcy in a country manor house. His wife, Nancy (Kate Fahy), is terminally ill and requires constant care, as does his schizophrenic son James (Leo Bill). When Donald leaves the two alone in a bid to solve their almost definite financial collapse, James's condition begins to worsen, believing he is able to look after his sick mother rather than nurse Mary (Sarah Ball) who was sent by Donald. He neglects taking his prescribed medicine and locks the nurse out of the house, leaving his mother with nothing to do but weep. James, believing that more medicine will make you better faster than the prescribed amount, force feeds his mother large quantities of her pills, nearly killing her.

Producer

The Living and the Dead, 1h23
Directed by Simon Rumley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Leo Bill, Roger Lloyd-Pack
Roles Producer
Rating58% 2.906212.906212.906212.906212.90621
Donald Brocklebank (Roger Lloyd Pack) is a man of aristocratic background living in fear of bankruptcy in a country manor house. His wife, Nancy (Kate Fahy), is terminally ill and requires constant care, as does his schizophrenic son James (Leo Bill). When Donald leaves the two alone in a bid to solve their almost definite financial collapse, James's condition begins to worsen, believing he is able to look after his sick mother rather than nurse Mary (Sarah Ball) who was sent by Donald. He neglects taking his prescribed medicine and locks the nurse out of the house, leaving his mother with nothing to do but weep. James, believing that more medicine will make you better faster than the prescribed amount, force feeds his mother large quantities of her pills, nearly killing her.