Simon Brand, The most succesful Colombian film director.

My Opinion About Him

His Biography.

"Unkonwn" Simon Brand's Biography


Simon Brand was born on 28th July 1970 in Cali, Valle del Cauca. He’s a Colombian film director, film producer, and music video director, also he is married with the Colombian model and presenter Claudia Bahamón; besides he has  directed several music videos for artists like Shakira, Juanes, Ricky Martin, Celia Cruz and others. he has directed two films and had reached unexpected results for a Colombian director.

Change of Career

Simon Brand studied social communication in the Javeriana University, but he didn't finish the career. He started his career as a film director when he was directing a music video for a local rock band at the age of 17. After he realized that this was the career for him, Simon moved to Miami in the late 80’s to persue his dream of directing.

Life in the United States

In the U.S he improved all his work on music videos and commercials showing his talent evolve with each project. So he founded Kree8 Productions, as a necessity for looking a new perspective. His creativity, gave him the opportunity to work with artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Celia Cruz, Thalia and others, after that he became very popular in the U.K after directing pop musical videos for artists like Westlife, Steps and Gabrielle. He has directed commercials for companies like Pepsi, Coca Cola, BMW, AT&T, Apple, Verizon and others. But after doing all his work he haven't achieved his final goal, to take part on films.

His dream of directing

In 2003 he moved to Los Angeles to make his first feature film “ Unknown”, with the cast starring Jim Caviezel, Greg Kinnear,the movie had a budget of 3 million dollars,but this movie obtained more than 17 million dollars in the whole world. Then, in 2008 he premiered his movie “Paraiso Travel”. This movie is based on the best selling book of Jorge Franco, also this film was called by the magazine TIME to be one of the best latin movies of all time. When it has premiered in Colombia, it became the most watched film in 888,409 spectators. After that his list of artists became to grow  with artists like Juan Luis Guerra, Calle 13, and others.

The Present

In 2013 he premiered his third movie “Default”. He has recently honored as one of the 100 Colombians by the Marca Pais and 100 latinos with Shakira, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Sofia Vergara, Falcao Garcia, also he has been included in the 40 most influential latin people of Hollywood by the TIME magazine. Now, he’s preparing a new movie called “Captive” with one of the most important actors of Hollywood, Bruce Willis.

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His Films


Paraíso Travel


Videos & Commercials

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