Simon is a documentary filmmaker & photographer and co-founder of the company Lonelyleap. He is know for his straightforward passion and visual storytelling, with a natural affinity for his subjects.
His compelling images have been published all over the world and commanded the front pages of over 35 international newspapers including The Independent, The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph and Financial Times in the UK, to The New York Times, International Herald Tribune and in Time magazine overseas.
After many successful years in photojournalism, Simon decided that news was not document enough. He wanted to tell the stories that captivated him, rather than the ones that he was expected to tell.
His vision to use film to convey an even deeper understanding of his subjects is complemented by the depth of his experience as a photographer. Mixing photojournalism with documentary film consistently draws him to new assignments.
His most recent documentary, 'June 6th', follows the return to Normandy by some of the last surviving D-Day veterans, and was recognised with an official selection at the Edinburgh Film Festival and won Gold for Best Documentary at the IVCA awards.
Simon is supported by production company Deep, staffed by a dedicated and tightly-knit team. Co-ordinating everything from locations and budgets to models and props, the team fill a full range of supportive roles to quickly steer film and stills assignments into production.
Lonelyleap is the documentary film company co-founded by Simon Kreitem in response to a growing need for moving image. Formed in 2005, the company has grown rapidly and has been commissioned on a variety of challenging international assignments. One of the few production companies working across corporate and documentary lines, Lonelyleap make films that genuinely engage and resonate with the audience.