Simon Oldfield is Founder and Artistic Director of Pin Drop Studio. He has a reputation for nurturing talent and presenting a critically-acclaimed international arts, culture and entertainment programme. He brings together the many elements of Pin Drop Studio from producing and hosting Pin Drop Live in London, New York and Los Angeles, conducting in-depth interviews with Pin Drop Luminaries, producing and directing Pin Drop Sound & Vision content, and editing various publications including the forthcoming Pin Drop anthology, A Short Affair, published by Scibner/Simon & Schuster.
Simon also curates the literature programme for Pin Drop at the Royal Academy of Art and leads the RA & Pin Drop Short Story Award alongside Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the RA.
He is also the arts and cultural advisor to a number of private, corporate and public organisations across Europe and the USA, including the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Estate, London.
Simon is a regular speaker and interviewer at various institutions in the UK and the US including BAFTA and the Royal Academy of Arts. He has conducted live interviews on stage with leading authors, actors and other prominent figures including Prof. Richard Dawkins, Will Self, Lionel Shriver, Dame Eileen Atkins, William Boyd and Sir Peter Blake.
Simon started his career as an international corporate lawyer and has been close friends with Elizabeth Day for many years, first working with her at a human rights and literacy NGO in South Africa.