Simon A. Kristiansen was born on June 1, 1992 in Stord, Norway, but grew up in Bergen, Norway. He is a director & screenwriter, having directed several short films, both in film school and independently.
He attended 2 years at Noroff Film School in Bergen, graduating the summer of 2014 with the specialization Directing/Screenwriting. In 2015 he attended AFDA Film School in Cape Town, South Africa. He graduated in December after directing and writing 2 more short films.
The fall of 2014 he produced, wrote and directed his first independent short film "Being young".
In October 2015 he got accepted to a film festival for the first time, “Rhode Island Comic Con Film Festival, with his short film “Killer´s Mind”.
His graduation film from South Africa "Rerun" won an award at Sogndal Film Festival in April 2016, and has been selected for several other festivals since.
Being Young (Working title) Drama When Henry, a restless young man, drops out of college for the second time, he´s struggling to figure out what he wants to do with his life, while battling the temptations of drugs, alcohol and sex, the pressure from his father, and a new, troubled relationship.
The Prince of Bjorgville Crime ⋄ Thriller "When the heir of Bjorgville´s biggest crime lord discovers his father was behind the murder of his best friend´s father, he realizes his path in life is wrong, and starts plotting a way to take his father´s organization down, starting a brutal war in the city´s underworld."
Film (short) by Simon A. Kristiansen (Drama) Director, Writer Emma, a young girl from Cape Town, goes through life always looking for the next rush, getting into a seemingly endless circle of partying, drugs, alcohol and sex.
Film (short) by Simon A. Kristiansen (Thriller) Director, Writer Eric Hunter is one of the best assassins in the world, with a goal of revenging his mother, by killing the man behind her murder, Richard Prince. He believes the only way to achieve inner peace is to get his revenge, but afterwards wonders if he went too far. Written by Simon A. Kristiansen
Film (short) by Simon A. Kristiansen (Drama) Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer, Production designer Lars finds himself in his early twenties, unsure where to go next with his life, after the plans laid out by his father did not suit him. Caught up between partying, drinking and hooking up with random girls, he has become truly lost. Lars has always had a bright future ahead of him, following in his fathers footsteps as an successful lawyer, to his fathers big relief. After Lars realizes this isn't what he really want to do, he drops out of law school in the middle of the studies. This builds up a tense relationship between Lars and his father. He is now in the weird state where he is undecided what he wants his new future to be like. A story about being young, the uncertainty one can find oneself in when things don't work out as planned, and how hard it can be to take that big step towards adulthood.
Senior Award - Sogndal Filmfestival