Simon Van Der Spoel

After graduating from USQ with a Journalism degree and a Media Production degree, worked as part time news editor/cam op from 2002 - 2005 and was always blathering on about WWII Spitfires and making a doco one day. Floor Managed news readers Belinda Burrows then Wendy Kingston and the ever present trackydack or shorts wearing Pat O'Shea during live news broadcasts.

Lured by Ross Dagan, went over to the enemy, Channel 7 in Townsville as a news cam op and editor in 2005. Produced, wrote, directed, edited (and shot some of) the Spitfire Guardians doco which was broadcast on the History Channel in 07, and narrated by Bud Tingwell. (Only took me five years ha!) Worked as news cam op/editor from 2005 - 2008 in Townsville before moving to Ch7 head office in Maroochydore as a Production Camera Op and Editor from 2008 - 2009. Then news wanted me back, so 2009 - 2011 worked in both Production and News as camera op/editor. Late 2011 promoted to Commercial Producer/Creative Director making TVC's. 

Still blathers on about making movies and docos. Got the concept and script for his SAS movie in front of Eric Bana at one stage,

(you might recognise some people in there!)

Turning it into an ebook as well.

Note: Spitfire Guardians has just been picked up to be broadcast nationally on Ch7.