IRIS (SciFi Short, screened Cannes)
MOTOWN MORNING (Comedy, Short, AFI Cinematographer Thesis film for Guy Godfree)
MINA CRANDON IS UNBELIVEABLE (Canadian Film Centre TV Teaser)
A STREETCAT NAMED BOB (Feature, 2nd Unit clip)
Fresh out of film school Simone Stock found her first job on a movie set. She worked her way up from catering to assisting Hollywood pros on features shot in her hometown of Toronto.
Mentors like Reginald Hudlin (Django Unchained), Ann Bancroft (The Graduate), Liam Neeson (Taken), and Roger Spottiswoode (Tomorrow Never Dies) showed Simone the ropes. But it was director Claudia Weill (Girlfriends) who urged Simone to write.
TIFF nominated Simone for comedy short Motown Morning (made at AFI) for Best Short. Sci-fi short Iris screened Cannes, was broadcast on TMN and won awards around the world.
Screenplays Little Big Fish and Rae of Light won WFF’s China-Canada Screenplay Competition two years in a row.
Roger Spottiswoode upgraded Simone from assistant to 2nd Unit director on features The Journey Home, Shake Hands With the Devil, The Children of Huang Shi and A Streetcat Named Bob.
Simone directed digital comedies Earthling House Huntress (CBC), ClaireVoyant (Shaftsbury) and more recently the pilot for Discovery Channel’s new series If I Should Die.
Producers Don Carmody & Roger Spottiswoode have partnered with Simone her long-time collaborator Misha Skoric on Sci-Fi feature STARLIGHT.. The passion project (mentored by the Praxis Screenwriting Lab, WIDC & WIFT) is the story of a mother facing an impossible choice – letting her non-verbal son leave Earth with the aliens he can effortlessly talk to, or stay home safe, but silent.
Starlight just won the prestigious Telefilm New Voices Award.
SciFi story about a feisty single mother in the north who faces the choice of a life time, allow her non-verbal teenage son to travel through space with aliens he can effortlessly talk to, or stay home safe... but silent.