Mentored by Hollywood legends such as Ray Stark (producer of The Way We Were, The Goodbye Girl, Funny Girl, and Annie) and Dino De Laurentiis (producer of over 150 films, including Serpico, 7 Days of the Condor, and King Kong), Stephen Simon is a highly regarded and well respected veteran producer and executive with over 40 years of experience in the entertainment industry, producing or being responsible for the production of over 20 motion pictures.
Stephen produced acclaimed projects such as the Academy Award Winning What Dreams May Come (Robin Williams, Annabella Sciorra, and Cuba Gooding Jr.), the romantic classic Somewhere In Time (Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour), All The Right Moves (Tom Cruise) and was an executive producer on fan favorite Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (Keanu Reeves).
In 2001, Stephen became so disillusioned with his inability to make more story-based, spiritual films in Hollywood that he not only left the mainstream industry, he moved out of California.
Relocating to Oregon, Stephen wrote The Force Is With You: Mystical Movie Messages That Inspire Our Lives, a seminal book about the genre Stephen coined "Spiritual Cinema."
In 2003, Stephen made his directorial debut with Indigo, (starring Neale Donald Walsch).
In 2004, Stephen co-founded The Spiritual Cinema Circle with Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks.
In 2006, Stephen produced and directed the film version of Neale Donald Walsch’s New York Times’ Best Seller Conversations With God.
Along with Acquisitions Director Anna Darrah, Stephen continues to host the monthly film discussions on all SCC monthly DVDs.