Henry Simmons is a filmmaker, interdisciplinary researcher, artist and visual anthropologist. Henry grew up locally in Bathurst and graduated at Kelso High School in 2009 before studying a Bachelor of Digital Media at the University of Wollongong.
In 2014, Henry returned to Bathurst and opened his small digital production business Man On The Moon Media. More recently, in 2017 Henry completed the Master of Arts Visual and Media Anthropology program from the Freie University Berlin, Germany. Over the course of his MA, Henry was able to hone his skills and pursue his passions for documentary film formats and empirical research whilst continuing to make a living in Bathurst.
Henry’s debut documentary short, Pocket Picking – a film about young men and gambling in NSW, was an Official Selection at Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2018. Henry has also worked as a collaborating digital artist for companies like IlluminART in the Central West and as a workshop coordinator with regional arts organisations and institutions such as Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.