Simon De Bruyn

Acquisitions & Development Executive - XYZ Films

After a decade-long career as a journalist, including roles at Inside Film magazine and Screen Anarchy/TwitchFilm, Simon joined international sales agent and production company XYZ Films in 2011 as the company’s first international executive. This role now encompasses acquisitions in addition to managing the development of XYZ’s extensive Australian and New Zealand production slate. Simon also handles acquisitions for XYZ’s joint venture with Aus/NZ production company, General Film Corporation.

As an independent producer, Simon co-produced Restoration, a sci-fi thriller which has enjoyed multiple lives as a broadcast-hour telemovie on the Nine Network and Stan, a 2×25 min miniseries on 9Now and as a 5×10 min webseries sold internationally by Rockzeline and currently screening at festivals around the world. Restoration won best webseries at the inaugural Ozflix Awards in 2018.

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