Joel Simon



Tel: +44 (0) 2890397344

Address: c/o Waddell Media 7-12 St Helens Business Park, Hollywood BT 18 9HQ Northern Ireland

Film Type: Live Action



Joel Simon is originally from Belgium where he studied fine arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Liege. He later studied design in England, where he discovered the joys of claymation.


This experience turned into a real passion for animation, as he spent his first two years in Belfast working on Ciderpunks, a 10 minute mockumentary which won awards at animation festivals around the world.


In 2003 he established Flickerpix Animations Ltd. Joel directed children’s series Buska Barney for UTV; the comedy series On The Air, based on real, idiosyncratic radio phone ins for BBC Northern Ireland, various TV commericals and more shorts like the Bombay based Horn OK Please which has won 15 International awards to date.


In 2008 he directed the 15 part BBC series Days Like This, which brought to life ordinary people’s personal testimonies of an extraordinary day in their lives. In 2009 he directed Wee Wise Words for BBC.



Horn OK Please


IFTA for Best Animation 2007Best Short Film, Irish Festival  Chicago 2007


The Groom Room


Gold Pani Award – Best Animation 2005



Days Like This

2008 – Animation


On The Air

2007 – Animation


Horn OK Please

2006 – Animation


The Groom Room

2005 – Animation