Simon Biggs is a screenwriter, director and animator with over a decade of experience. His short film, Widdershins, premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2018 and has since won twelve awards, including Best Animation at the BAFTA Scotland Awards and the Hitchcock Jury Award at the Dinard Film Festival, and screened at over 80 film festivals worldwide.
A short film that he wrote previously, High Maintenance, won 12 awards at international film festivals, including a Student Oscar and a HBO US Comedy Award. His animation, The Testament of Gideon Mack was nominated for a Scottish BAFTA.
When he's not animating or writing, Simon enjoys using traditional drawing skills for concept art and storyboarding.
Widdershins is Scotland's very first steampunk animation. This fast paced BAFTA award-winning short, by writer, director and animator Simon P. Biggs, blends science fiction and Victorian period drama to explore the consequences of automation and artificial intelligence on our lives.
This parallel world is brought to life in an illustrative black and white style, and features the voice talent of award winning actor Brian Cox (Succession, Manhunter, X-Men 2).
Funded by the Scottish Film Talent Network in partnership with Screen Scotland and BFI Network, Widdershins premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in the summer of 2018, and has since screened at over sixty film festivals around the world, and has received ten awards, including a BAFTA Scotland award for Best Animation.
When a Pictish farm is besieged by an endless winter, an adolescent girl must defy her father and his traditions to venture out beyond their family glen in search of a mysterious evergreen figure, the Burry Man, who has the power to bring springtime to the land.
BURRY MAN is a short animated film written and directed by Simon P. Biggs and produced by Ross McKenzie Devil May Care Entertainment.