Simon Martin Schulz graduated from high school in Northern Germany and from university in Southern Germany with a degree in media, theater and book studies. After many small short film projects and an award as a journalist, he began studying screenwriting at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Already in his first year there, he wrote the horror short film Follower, which screened at the Berlinale as well as at other international A-list festivals and was nominated for the German Short Film Award 2018. The feature film rights to Follower were purchased by Paramount Pictures US and a feature film is in development. In 2021, Simon has meanwhile successfully graduated from FABW as a screenwriter. Shortly after, he adapted Jostein Gaarder’s (Sophie’s World) novel 2084 – Nora’s World under the title Tales For Tomorrow (AT). Since February 2023, Simon has been a member of the board of the German Screenwriters Association (DDV) and is a union advocate for the appropriate payment and recognition of screenwriters.
Simon also wants to retain some of his youthful naiveté, northern German stubbornness, hair-raising imagination and penchant for flippancy. In his spare time, he plays video games, writes screenplays, and is working on seeing them on the big screen someday. He’s into genre pieces and the political and relevant things that can be told under their cloak. His favorite movies (besides almost everyone from the MCU) are Children of Men, Arrival, Kingdom of Heaven, Zero Dark Thirty, and How To Train Your Dragon. In terms of favorite series, Chuck, House of Cards and Chernobyl are at the top.