Three most important stages of making a movie and my take on them

There are three key parts to making a movie for a director, the preparation, the shooting and the editing. The preparation is all about idea generating, taking a story and turning it into a screenplay. To make a great movie you need a great script. If the script is right then there is a much… Continue Reading


Simon West Q&A session

Simon talks Stratton

Take an exclusive look at some inside information on one of my latest films Stratton. Hear about the casting choices, how I did my research for the film and some hair raising stunts all exclusively in the video below. Stratton is in cinemas now so make sure to check it out.


The wheels are in motion for Gun Shy…

Gun Shy (formerly known as Salty) has been bought by Saban Films who plan to release the film in September. Keep an eye out for any more updates on Gun Shy and when you can watch it in cinemas. Here’s the full article Saban Films Acquires Simon West’s ‘Gun Shy’ Starring Antonio Banderas


20th Anniversary of Con Air

Time flies, and so do criminals! My classic film Con Air has just turned 20 and I’ve been catching up with The Telegraph to take a look back at the making of Con Air and sharing all the great memories I have from working on such an exciting film. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/like-crash-plane-hotel-film-director-simon-west-incredible-making/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_em    


Stratton

Stratton is a British action thriller film directed by Simon West, based on the novel series of same name by Duncan Falconer. The series’ lead character John Stratton is played by Dominic Cooper, while the rest of the cast includes Gemma Chan, Austin Stowell, Tyler Hoechlin, and Tom Felton.