Currently residing in Hong Kong and hailing from Atlanta, GA, Simon Yin is an award winning director, producer, actor, and TV host. Behind the camera, Simon directs and produces for feature films, television, and commercials through his production company, Mustard. Simon created and recently won Best General Entertainment Programme for his original production, The History Hustle, at the 21st Annual Asian Television Awards (3 total nominations). Simon also won Best Director for the Lupe Fiasco Kung -Fu docu-series, Beat N Path (Asian Academy Creative Awards, 2018). Simon’s feature film directorial debut Supercapitalist (2012), which stars Linus Roache and Hong Kong legends Kenneth Tsang and Richard Ng, showcased in 10 American cities, 3 countries in Asia - with spotlights on iTunes, and garnered almost 1m downloads in China. Recently, Simon has been heavily involved directing television for AXN/SONY, Discovery Channel, History Channel, FOX International Channels, and Lifetime, including the award winning series, Freedom Riders Asia with Charley Boorman, Cyril Takayama’s Rio Magic, and Asia’s Got Talent, the biggest talent show in the world. Simon is currently in post-production for his horror short, Dead Packet.
Turn the camera around and Simon’s chubbiness is what sets him apart from the rest. Simon started as a TV host on Turner Networks in Atlanta, then as an MTV VJ in New York. In Asia, Simon has hosted for FOX, Starworld, Channel V, and History Channel’s #1 show, Hidden Cities Extreme, nominated in 2014, for the Best Entertainment Programme and Best Lifestyle Programme (19th Annual Asian Television Awards). Simon, himself, was also nominated and won the award for Best Entertainment Host/Presenter in the same year. Simon recently made a return to the West to host both a digital series (3 x 5) and a pilot for Travel Channel. Simon was also fortunate enough these past years to have ticked off a bunch of items off his bucket list. He acted (and sometimes, off camera, tried to rap) with the legendary RZA in The Man with the Iron Fists 2 and also fulfilled his life long dream to be in a kung fu movie in Birth of a Dragon. Oh, and he also got engaged (should have put that first -oops).
In his spare time, Simon likes to write underdog stories, watch movies, ride motorcycles, play basketball, buy cameras, play Destiny, read books, take epsom salt baths, expand his vintage watch collection (he currently has none), fight crime, cop retro Air Jordans, build legos, create havoc, daydream, live for the moment, and eat hot pot. Thanks for visiting!