Mike Simms is an emerging director and filmmaker from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. As a youth, Mike developed his lifelong passion for filmmaking. To date, he has produced content for television networks, directed dozens of music videos, and is currently in the post-production phase of his short comedy film "The Ashford Connection". When Mike isn't working on film projects, he is playing and writing music with his band "Joe Grizzly" or under the solo moniker "Lightnin Mike".
THE ASHFORD CONNECTION
July - 2019
The Ashford Connection was written and directed by Mike Simms and produced under the First Time Filmmakers program facilitated by NIFCO. This film premiered at the Nickel Film Festival in 2019.
A NIGHT IN THE SEA
A Night in The Sea is a song by the band Cicerone. This music video follows a narrative experienced on the blurred lines of reality. Directed, photographed, and edited by Mike Simms. Starring Nora Barker and Ashton Whitt. This music video was shortlisted for the MusicNL video of the year award.
EASTER SEALS NFLD
Easter Seals NFLD is an episode of the series Our Community, broadcasted by Accessible Media Incorporated. Produced, directed, and edited by Mike Simms. Photography by Curtis Hicks
Runaway is a music video about the course of a romantic relationship. Directed, photographed and edited by Mike Simms. Starring Cassidy Franklin and Harry Noftle. Music by HarryNoftle (Har Soul).
Right On is a one-shot music video filmed at an abandoned pig farm in the heat of summer. Directed, photographed and edited by Mike Simms. Music by Nicer.
MIKES WHACKY INTROSPECTIVE SATURDAY NIGHT
As part of the RPM challenge, Mike Simms recorded and mixed ten songs in the month of February. This video tells a story that is supported by these songs.