Simon Jon Andreasen, new Head of DADIU

Simon Jon Andreasen, new Head of DADIU

From November 1st 2016 Simon Jon Andreasen will be heading up DADIU as well as The Animation Directors Education at the National Film School of Denmark.

Simon is a pioneer in the Danish games industry and was a founder and creative director of Deadline Games, who was behind early experimental games Blackout and Globetrotter, as well as the AAA title Total Overdose. Simon also has a past as TV and documentary film maker and as head of digital for leading Danish book publishing houses developing digital books and apps.

The National Film School of Denmark - known for giving birth to the dogma film directors and the new nordic wave of television series - are entering new frontiers by hiring experienced game director Simon Jon Andreasen.
“Digital has made the whole film and television business explode and turned both business models, production, and content development upside down, and by hiring Simon we now have one of the most experienced digital people on board”, says Vinca Wiedemann, head of the National Film School of Denmark.

Games have been the forerunner of digital development for the last twenty years, but new formats such as VR are a great way for film and television people to create stunning digital experiences
— Simon Jon Andreasen, Head of DADIU

“Until now storytelling has not been the major driving force in games. But I am sure that within the next ten years we will cry, laugh, and get really scared through virtual experiences. As the National Film School of Denmark is renowned world wide for creating great storytellers we might very well be educating the future stars of digital right now. And with the experience of the highly successful DADIU Academy we have all the experience needed to succeed on this quest”.