Simon Cox

Simon has worked in the TV and film industry for nearly 30 years and has directed and edited numerous programmes for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. He started as an assistant editor with Film-Fair where he learnt his craft, cutting over 300 children’s programmes. This gave Simon plenty of practice at delivering to tight budgets and deadlines.

He wrote and directed "Overload", a short film which was screened by Channel 4, and directed 8 episodes of Sky’s sci-fi documentary series "Stranger Than Fiction". In 2002 Simon edited the BAFTA nominated "Cool Keys", featuring Jools Holland for the BBC.

In 1999, Simon wrote and directed the feature film "Written in Blood", which was commissioned by Dandelion Distribution. This was shot at Pinewood Studios and has sold all around the world. The experience was huge and gave him vast experience in mobilizing a large cast and crew and delivering a high quality product to a very high standard on a tight budget.

Simon left London and relocated to Warwickshire where he set up Alpha Star Productions, providing a local production service to complement the work retained from existing clients in London. Over the years he has invested heavily in high end HD filming equipment, the first company in the region to do so. He produced many corporate videos, pop promos, commercials, training and conference videos. In addition, he edited two Screen WM award winning shorts, co-produced three independent feature films, was 2nd unit director on “Gone Fishing”, an OSCAR short listed short film and was editor and 2nd unit cameraman on the feature documentary, “Charles Dickens’s England” with Sir Derek Jacobi.

Over the last few years Simon has taught film production (part time) at the Oxford University Summer school and at Worcester and Hartlepool Universities. He also does a lot of media training, working with top journalists training companies to work and promote themselves with modern media.

In February 2019, Simon finally completed a life long goal by writing, Producing and directing a spectacular sci-fi movie called "Invasion Planet Earth". This was in production for seven years which included two years of relentless crowdfunding and raising a significant amount from private investors. The film was produced in the Midlands and included a spectacular tanks verses aliens battle scene which was shot in Central Birmingham with over nine hundred extras and soldiers. 

The significance of creating a film of this scale cannot be underestimated, as it is a feat of meticulous planning and attention to detail and took nerves of skill and perseverance. TV presenter, Jonathan Ross recently saw the film and congratulated Simon on the quality of special effects and the scale of the achievement.

He is currently producing his new sci-fi feature "Of Infinite Worlds", crowdfunding the final stages of filming, including releasing a new edit of "Invasion Planet Earth" with revised SFX and scene edits. You can get your copy through the link, or even get yourself blown up in the film as one of the crowdfunding perks.











Simon Cox


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