Mitch Simpson

Mitch first got into filmmaking to tell stories, while also having a fascination with the medium of animation as a whole. With a love for films and the art of filmmaking, Mitch was inspired to become a part of the FVP program here at SAIT, and has since been shown that working in the film industry is a hard and long process, but that it is also a very rewarding one. Leaving this program having gained a greater ambition for filmmaking, Mitch wants to create stories for people to enjoy, and can see a perusal of being a Screenwriter and Director in the future. Mitch also has found a gravitation towards other roles such as, First Assistant Editor and 2nd AC. After graduation, Mitch plans on working at their practicum job for a while before looking for more on set duties, and eventually, heading into a perusal of Screenwriting.


Some of Mitch’s favoUrite movies are Star Wars: Episode III (2005), Iron Man (2008), Forrest Gump (1994), The Way Way Back (2013), and Little Miss Sunshine (2006), with some favourite directors being George Lucas, Sam Raimi, and Mark Webb. Mitch also idolizes George Lucas and Quintin Tarantino for their attitude towards making movies in general.


“I loved this program and it made my passion for filmmaking go to a whole other level. I can't wait to see what is in store for me and my fellow classmates in the future.”


Mitch Simpson