Simone Jude is a filmmaker and composer based in San Francisco with a love of visual storytelling and cinematic tension. She studied film at USC and NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she earned a BFA in film and television production. Simone’s films have screened internationally, with her short film Lorelei Lee winning ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Original Score’ in the International Documentary Challenge at Hot Docs International Film Fest in Toronto in 2009. Her debut feature documentary, Immaculate Confession, a’mythic love story’ (San Francisco Chronicle) on Catholic priests and nuns who fell in love in the sixties, premiered at the United Nations Film Festival in 2008. Simone also shot and directed the visually stunning music video ‘Situation’ by Ex-Boyfriends, which premiered internationally on Logo Television.
Recent projects include: Cherry, starring Lily Taylor, Heather Graham, and James Franco, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2012 (camera dept); Fluid, a short that premiered at Frameline in 2011 (director of photography); an upcoming documentary feature on the SF Armory directed by James Franco (camera); and Mother Country, which screened most recently at the SF IndieFest (original score). Learn more about Simone Jude’s work at simonejude.com.