Simon Lereng Wilmont
He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Simon graduated as a documentary filmmaker from the Danish National Film School in 2009. His first feature-length documentary film, The Distant Barking of Dogs (2017), premiered at IDFA (2017) and was awarded Best First Appearance. She has since won 35+ awards worldwide, including the McBaine Documentary Award at the San Francisco SFFILM Festival, was nominated for a European Film Award (EFA 2018), Emmy (2020) and was nominated for an Academy Award (2019). The film also won a Peabody Award (2020).
As a director, his films also include Dormitory Master (2009), Above Ground, Beneath the Sky (2008), Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son (2013) and The Fencing Champion (2014).