London based DOP, alumna of National Film and Television School UK. Simona studied cinematography in Romania and internationally, with DoPs Brian Tufano, BSC and Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC.
Works across narrative, documentary, commercials, music videos, art films. Simona's first feature doc, shot across USA and Tokyo, will premiere this summer on VOD. Simona's camera work and lighting is always focused on story and her interest lies in character driven narratives, emotion and human connection. Particularly enjoys shooting hand held when appropriate and has developed a strong aesthetic coming from her background in shooting music and analogue photography. Her work has been screened at Oscar and BAFTA qualifying festivals world - wide and shown in galleries and museums in Europe, USA and Australia.
Best Cinematography nomination, Oscar Qualifying Hollyshorts, USA - Late Short Film 2018.
Best Cinematography nomination, BAFTA Qualifying Underwire Film Festival, UK - Late Short Film 2018.
2018 Turner Prize nomination - Tate Britain Exhibition - Cemetery of Uniforms and Liveries art film, 16 mm, artist Luke Willis Thompson.
Best British Short Nomination - ISHA - London Short Film Festival 2019.
BFI London Film Festival 2018 - Isha Short Film Premiere.
Best Cinematography nomination, World Cinema Int. Film Festival 2017 - One in a million short film.
Sarajevo Talent Campus Alumna - Sarajevo International Film Festival 2016.
BSC Emerging Cinematographer 2015.
Budapest Cinematography Masterclass Scholar, 2011.
Kodak Film School Cinematography Competition - National Winner - Romania, 2011.