Plymouth College of Art Commercial by Alex Simpson

Last month I headed to the South West to direct 'The Thinker and The Maker', an exciting commercial project for Plymouth College of Art. PCA commissioned this film to entice prospective students to the college and needed a piece of moving image that would excite and inspire in a way that tied in with the art school's approach and practices. After nearly a year in the making and various delays it was all systems go and everything came together just in time for the 2 day shoot.

The collaboration between branding agency Lovers, local production company The Media Workshop and the college itself was a fantastic experience where I got to bring my creative fantasies to life. Rather than being handed a finalised concept, the brief came to me completely open and I had the rare chance to draft an idea from scratch. Seeing it brought to life all the way from initial scribbles in a notebook to calling cut on the last take was very very satisfying!...and now onto post-production...


Phase Eight SS18 Bridal Campaign by Alex Simpson

I really enjoyed working on this project for Phase Eight's new SS18 bridal range. The team were looking for creative campaign imagery that would stand out amongst a plethora of videos online and sit well with their look book which was shot on location in Portugal last summer.

So with our shoot date set for late November and an East London studio booked we had a challenge on our hands!

To mirror the stills we opted for a romantic vibe, bring the outdoors in. Shaping light to cast long late afternoon sun shadows and flittering reflections across our models face. The result is a soft atmospheric set of films that works perfectly alongside the stills, website and social offerings.


Ghost Dream x Refinery29 by Alex Simpson

Last month I teamed up with online fashion and entertainment hub Refinery29 to generate some stylish advertorial video content for Ghost fragrances.

The brief was to integrate Ghost Dream into a 20 something's going out routine before hitting the town and capture three different looks currently trending retail rails.


Equinox | Yoga Brunch Club by Alex Simpson

β€˜The science, the travel, the style, the music and more for the high-performance life.’
— Furthermore

Last month I had a great time collaborating with Furthermore who are part of the Equinox gym family on a new video portrait series they've called #mysaturdaymorning.

The Furthermore team are based in New York and decided to fly over to the UK for a few days to shoot some wellness inspired projects for their online magazine with both myself and lifestyle photographer Phillip Suddick.

Photo: Phillip Suddick

Photo: Phillip Suddick

The magazine, which prides itself on catering for those with a 'high-performance lifestyle' set Phillip and I the enjoyable challenge of capturing Clem Balfour's Yoga Brunch Club in action one sunny Sunday down in Brixton, South London. The brunch club has seen huge success over the last couple of years and it's a trend that continues to grow and attract both beginner and more experienced yogis.

Furthermore Instagram

Furthermore Instagram

Photo: Phillip Suddick

Photo: Phillip Suddick


Nearly June already? by Alex Simpson

It's been such a busy start to the year and suddenly we're knocking on June's door, that went quick...

With it rolling towards wedding season i've been helping Phase Eight create some moody moving image for their new bridal collection, hopped on a plane to Madrid to DOP for Bombay Sapphire and produced a short poppy little product film for Debenhams.

On set for Bombay Sapphire.

On set for Bombay Sapphire.

On set for Bombay Sapphire.

On set for Bombay Sapphire.


The Butler Trust Awards by Alex Simpson

Every once in a while a project comes along where you know you can't say no, because the process of making it will be just too interesting!

In February I was asked to join The Butler Trust, a charity who awards 'extraordinary people who work in ordinary job roles', in making a short documentary about Bernadette Hare.

Bernadette is a prison officer at HMP Bullingdon and receives her award this year for 'combining outstanding skill and compassion towards both inmates and staff'. It was a joy to film 'Bernie' as we roamed around the prison and got a taste for daily prison life.




Wallpaper* Features Paper House Project by Alex Simpson

I'm very pleased to see a project I worked on earlier this year receive some industry attention in Wallpaper* Magazine today.

James Davies from architect and design studio Paper House Project has worked wonders on a derelict school building in Stoke Newington, North London, over the last couple of years and is finally reaping the rewards with some serious adoration.

James commissioned me to make a film that would capture the essence and character of the build but remain simplistic in nature. With the use of abstract crops and shots which bounce around each other along with the track, I feel we managed to do the space justice.

You can read the full article here.