Brothers

Simon Clark studied Drama, Art and Education at the University of Hertfordshire and was a Postgraduate Director at the London Academy of the Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), where he worked with various directors, including Ken Campbell and Peter James.

In 1989, he founded theatre works and the theatre works theatre Festival. The company and Festival specialised in original, regional productions, collaborating with playwrights, national and international companies, including Jonathan Harvey, Paines Plough and the Romanian National Youth Theatre. Simon’s own plays include: “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Conservative” (winner of The Guardian Critic’s Choice, Edinburgh ’91), “Ulster Mourning” (commissioned by the Theatre Royal, Stratford East), the Lincoln Community Play: “Devils Let Loose” and “The Nearly Men” (produced with Wasps vs Humans, premiere April 2017)

In 1999, Simon established Burning Paper Productions. The company worked in partnership with various television production companies, including Ronin Entertainment and Littler Productions. Projects included: “Passion” a short film: Highly Commended at the TCM Film Festival; “The Nearly Men”, a comedy series and “Molly’s World” a children’s cartoon series – both series remain unproduced to date.

In 2015, he co-founded The Clark Brothers, a film and television creative production company, with his brother, writer and director Oliver Clark. The company’s current projects include “Harder” a brutally funny police drama series and “The Award-Winning Clark Bros Really Really Really Good Show” – web series to be broadcast from March 2017.
In 2016, at Dublin Web Fest, The Clark Brothers won the Best Original Writing Award.

Writing credits/Filmography:
Portrait of the Artist as Young Conservative (play: The Guardian’s Critic’s Choice, Edinburgh ’91)
The Last of the Bohemians (play: co-production Bishop Grosseteste University)
Ulster Mourning (play: commissioned by the Theatre Royal, Stratford East)
Hurly Burly (play: commissioned by The Theatre Royal, Lincoln)
Macbed (film, produced at LAMDA in association with Ken Campbell)
Oh Minnie (film: Burning Paper Productions)
Passion (film: “Highly Commended” TCM Film Festival; Burning Paper Productions)
The Nearly Men (trailer, Burning Paper Productions)
Molly’s World (animatic, Burning Paper Productions)
Incident 91 (film, produced in association with Lincolnshire Police)
Devils Let Loose (play: commissioned and produced by the Lincoln Community Play Association)
The Nearly Men (co-writer: Wasps vs Humans, play: premiere April ’17)
Harder: web/TV series
The Award Winning Clark Bros Really Really Really Good Show. (web series: premiere Mar ’17)

Oliver Clark studied English, American, Italian literature, as well as journalism and communication science, at the Universities of Goettingen and Florence. Combining his studies with the fields of film and television he wrote his Master's thesis on „Forms of cinematic and literary narration in the works of Robert Altman and Raymond Carver“.

A freelance filmmaker and voice artist since 1996, he also worked as author, film reviewer, teacher, book seller, film projectionist. In 1995 he co-founded the Goettingen Low Budget Filmfestival, which in the following years featured early short films of renowned fellow filmmakers such as Fatih Akin, Sven Taddicken, Gordian Maugg. In 1998 he established SurfCut film&video, the company successfully produced various music videos, corporate videos and commercials over the following 17 years.

In 2011, Oliver co-founded Harderfilm, a company specialized in the production of feature films, with producer Daniel Bernhard. The feature length crime drama “Harder and the Girl” was produced in 2012/2013, the science fiction short “White collar Upgrade” is currently in post production.

In 2015, he co-founded The Clark Brothers, a film and television creative production company, with his brother, writer and director Simon Clark. The company’s current projects include “Harder” a brutally funny police drama series and “The Award-Winning Clark Brothers' Really Really Really Good Show” – web series to be broadcast from March 2017.
In 2016, at Dublin Web Fest, The Clark Brothers won the Best Original Writing Award.

Selected Filmography
1996 Thomas Stearns Eliot: Eyes That Last I Saw In Tears (experimental poetry video)
2000 Sugareen: Black and Blue (music video for Enola Music)
2002 Aldo Palazzeschi: Mar Grigio (experimental poetry video)
2004 Robert Frost: The Road Not Taken (experimental poetry video)
2007 Camera: Manfred Krueger (documentary portrait video)
2007 William Blake: To Summer (experimental poetry video)
2008 MK Bio – Tailor-made Immuno Assays (corporate video for MK Bio Shanghai)
2009 Projekt Pandora: Kleiner Wicht (music video for Sequential Media)
2011 Global City: International Gardens (documentary)
2013 Harder and the Girl (feature film with Harderfilm)
2013 Heartburn Billy And His Burning Harz: Schorsch Clooney (music video)
2015 City of Goettingen (corporate video for Goettingen Tourism and Nortia)
2016 Uwe Kolkmeyer und das Bohonga Spezial Ensemble: Spuren der Nacht (music video)
2016 Harder – The Series (TV series: in preproduction)
2017 The Award Winning Clark Brothers' Really Really Really Good Show (web series: premiere Mar ’17)