Simon Wells biography
Date of Birth: 1961
The great-grandson of celebrated author H.G. Wells, who penned such classics
as The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau and The War
of the Worlds, Simon hails from Cambridge, England, where his parents
taught at the prestigious university.
Wells attended Leicester Polytechnic
where he studied audio-visual design.
Following school, he worked for British animator Richard Williams, and
worked on a number of different animated commercials.
After a few years,
the studio closed down and Wells turned to creating storyboards for such
feature-length films as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and the two
sequels to Back to the Future.
In the '90s, Wells turned to directing and made his debut with the sequel
to An American Tail. Although not as popular as the first film, the
sequel did well enough to garner some notice, and future work.
The rest of
the '90s saw Wells work on other animated features such as Balto
(1995) and The Prince Of Egypt (1998).
For the start of this millennium, Wells decided to tackle his first
live-action film, and chose none other than his own great-grandfather's
The Time Machine (2002).
Simon Wells Filmography